Sheffields Answer To Felm

DSCF5793Got to practice my mountaineering skills to view this wonderful creation by Foundry.DSCF5787Found this little lady by Coloquix hiding out in pigeon land too.DSCF5766And this death defying, but only just, piece by Brisk was near the summit.DSCF5753Reverse graffiti at it’s very best, I do love it when a cover up only reinforces what it’s meant to cover up!DSCF5752YMYD, very busy body at the moment, still not sure whether it’s Gun House or Bun House… but I’d choose death by bun any day 🙂DSCF5747 Rise One quality.DSCF5735Dyson, feeling the rainbow, well most of it.DSCF5703 StitchThe Funky Mind Benders, in your face! 🙂DSCF5860JD  really love this style.DSCF5697‘Your brain is a terrible thing to waste’ – Cantastic Art.DSCF5686Lollipops, interesting collab between C3 and D7606.DSCF5656Haven’t seen this little fellow about for a while, Xhastexo.DSCF5617Peachzz and Teddy BN7, cracking piece in a great location.DSCF5605Tulip by Dala, sometimes something so simple can look so effective.DSCF5826Kent has been the target of a dogging campaign recently, at least this one is untouched.DSCF5823Not a new one I think, but only just spotted this little Eug.DSCF5820Spotted this too, don’t know who it’s by though.DSCF5673As some of you will know, work has begun on the former Gatecrasher site, hopefully we won’t lose the boards just yet.

Well my internet’s still buggered, should be back to normal soon. Good job the weather’s been so lousy I haven’t been out much.

Oh and just in case you were wondering, I have it on good authority that Felm is the correct pronunciation of Phlegm… so now you know!  😉

 

 

I’m Still Here, Honest!

DSCF5559 StitchWell, I’ve been trying to work on this blog for almost a fortnight, but due to my internet going all nostalgic for the days of dial up, it’s been a fairly hopeless task! Anyway in other news, saw this lovely octopus by XBN7.DSCF5543Rateones’ monster has had an interesting makeover DSCF3493. DSCF5529Cat v Dog, Mila K and Kosh, my moneys on the cat, she’s got a gun!.DSCF5492I do like Sours pieces, always a treat.DSCF5480Coloquix version of Rapunzel perhaps?DSCF5468Tekonta Secta x Corpse, this awesome collaboration is huge, this photo doesn’t really show it’s scale.DSCF5423CoLor, looks like he’s been on some interesting pills….. 😉 DSCF5406MilaK piece for Run The Jewels.DSCF5359The family Stick  🙂DSCF5192Cantastic Art, getting in touch with his dark side.DSCF5163 StitchZinc x Skint great wall with that pesky little fox getting in on the act.DSCF5136Pawski’s on form, nice view from the sun terrace!DSCF5126 Liking this from Solo.DSCF5173Ogosh, love the Bender!DSCF5193Slightly mental piece by Rambo, Toys ‘r’ Them!

If my internet gets back to this century any time soon, I’ve got loads more to post!

Art In The Garden 2

DSCF5265For the second year running the wonderful people at the Nursery Tavern on Ecclesall Road held the Art in the Garden jam organised by My Life Project. A great turn out once again, with a few new faces, along with the local artists.DSCF5263Trik9 took a break from sorting his exhibition to join the fun.DSCF5253Great to see Bine in action too.DSCF5248Good to see my old friend on it, no longer resident in Sheffield but always turns up to a jam. DSCF5232Black, I think, lovely chap!DSCF5260 StitchMeth, awesomeness inspired by the Arctic Monkeys’ lyrics, and an amazing Ice Cube portrait by Pawski.DSCF5363CoLor made a colourful splash as always.  🙂 DSCF5368 (2)Hadn’t seen Espre in ages, really good to see him, bangin’ piece too.  DSCF5366Trik9 finished piece.DSCF5255Britney came and did her thang, what a star!DSCF5369 StitchA feast for the eyes.DSCF5367Hyro, finished piece, seen some of his work in Leeds I think, I’ve got a thing about pigeons, many people hate ’em, but not me.DSCF5361The only piece not finished on the day was by Kisk, but seeing as he was the one who organised the whole event and one very busy chap with his work at My Life Project at the best of times, I can let him off, this time…..

Art in the Garden will be on again next year, try and make it if you can, it’s a really nice chilled day out. But in the meantime check out MLP they are involved in some fantastic community projects and workshops.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Life-Project/275414552515098

Brum Brum!

DSCF4262Although it was City of Colours that got me down to Birmingham, I did have a little wander to see some of the other sights of the city, well graff sites that is……How fitting to find Brum in Brum!DSCF3802Found a cheeky Bint around the back of a derelict factory. DSCF3806Wise words indeed.DSCF3841Omeza, a new name to me, really like his style. DSCF4270Large stencil of a child or a small man, you decide. DSCF4319Good little urbex spot well trashed, just how I like it. 🙂DSCF4340Another Omeza stunner, it was a wonderful surprise to find this.DSCF4568Roid MSK, next level.DSCF4598The Infamous Vomet.DSCF3987Lisk Bot, my hero!DSCF4599Super Shady One Amp.DSCF3836Stoe, up and down the M1 on a regular basis I think.DSCF4602Pref,I got chills…DSCF4253Hores? DSCF4610Gent48, wonderful!

DSCF4247 DSCF4245Lews and Skank, so clever this, love it!DSCF4617 StitchVery special place, some truly amazing work.DSCF3794Everybody loves babies, right?DSCF4284Tame was a 16 year old graffiti writer who died doing what he loved,so sad. Nice to see that this has remained untouched.

So Birmingham, it’s worth a visit, seriously.

Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em!

DSCF5289Trik9, one of the nicest guys in graff, only went and put on an exhibition, no way I was going to miss it!DSCF5276The venue was Menzels and  the staff were very accommodating.DSCF5336There were 14 pieces in total, all awesome.DSCF5272Letters and characters, top notch beauties in his distinctive style.DSCF5269The works were displayed all around the bar.DSCF5275It was clear that Trik9 had spent a lot of time and effort on this, his first solo show.DSCF5287I think this piece was my favourite, absolutely stunning.DSCF5295I’m not entirely sure how a 7 to smoke works( showing my age 😉  ), but it was great. Superstar Mc Nige was on hand to compere with Duscky and Bill Gert providing the tunes for the dance off.

DSCF5293 DSCF5292 DSCF5286Love this face! DSCF5310Good to see a lady representing too. DSCF5339And of course Trik9 had to have a go once the competition was over (to show them how it’s done! ;))DSCF5348Trik9 had been hard at it all day and with the help of family,friends and colleagues he’d done a cracking job. I did manage to get a decent photo of the man himself before we headed for home. Well done Sir! A great night for a great artist, what’s next?

 

Happy October!

DSCF5031After 2 weekends lurking in Birmingham and a broadband connection that keeps feeling nostalgic and replicating the golden age of dial up internet, I find I’ve got a bit of a backlog. So this is a larger than normal Sheffield post while I try to get back on track.

Stickers,some people hate them, I love them, especially when there’s little collections of them, this set includes D7606, C3, Rubix, Zabou and Greenz.DSCF5025Brayk, a man of many words. DSCF5010 StitchDouble Meth, twice the fun!DSCF5003Byne, been a bit quiet lately, working on a new project perhaps.DSCF5002Like this, don’t know who it is though.DSCF4974Part of the wonderful Rocket01 and Mila K collaboration piece. I adore how Rocket01 portrays these dogs.DSCF4941 StitchKode x Zero awesome as always.DSCF4917Kid Acnes’  ace contribution to the ‘Festival of the Mind’. DSCF4839Mental Mickey by Mars 🙂DSCF4838Pawski and a lady with attitude.DSCF4827Rateone, got a reight gob on ‘im that one! 😉DSCF4820Mace, Mars and Surge gone all skynet on us.DSCF4808Ogosh in glorious monochrome.DSCF479023, in the style of…answers on a postcard please.. DSCF4779Earth,not seen one of these for a long time.DSCF4765CoLor stages a Yorkshire Referendum…the Arhs have it!DSCF4908 StitchSico x Skint, lush in lilac.DSCF4844Mila K on the shutters of Spaceman, gorgeous.DSCF4783Broke and ? Hadn’t been to this place for ages, good to see it’s still being redecorated regularly.

Apologies for the loads I’ve missed, I promise it won’t happen again!

Birmingham City of Colours

So me and my little dog (who had chronic wind by the way!) got on a train to Birmingham to see what all this City of Colours business was all about. I have to say that not having been to Brum on a graff mission before I was instantly pleasantly surprised and actually veered off the COC path for a couple hours looking at all there was to see, and there was a lot, I’ll cover that in a separate post.  DSCF3770This lovely lady by N4T4 was the first official COC piece that I saw.DSCF4001 StitchThis wonderful board wall was not an ‘official’ part of COC but hey it’s not a bad thing that everyone wanted to be involved.DSCF4022 StitchTizer and Gent 48 among others joined in the fun.DSCF4046The amazing work of Jimmy C, I’ve never seen it up close before, stunning.DSCF4047Dscreet, love all his work but my favourites are the owls.DSCF4058Spotted at the Custard Factory.DSCF4070Everywhere I turned there was a wall being painted.DSCF4101 StitchNHS crew.DSCF4111Corpse, the largest one I’ve seen.DSCF4125Loved this ladys’ work apologies for not knowing her name.DSCF4148Philth, on form as always.DSCF4154The Stencil Shed, not his real name, and I didn’t see a stencil either.DSCF4158Ennui, gutted I didn’t get to see this finished.DSCF4167 StitchMore awesomeness.DSCF4172I’m sure he didn’t do all of this with a pen.DSCF4357Skema, paintaholic  🙂DSCF4383Enzime, really like this.DSCF4390Bill Giles and PM(?)DSCF4410Andy Council, sponsored by Mr Whippy 😉DSCF4445Steve Edwards beautiful study of Kingfishers playing leapfrog.DSCF4453Lost Souls epic production.DSCF4456 StitchSPZero76, not just a figment of my Instagram!DSCF4461 StitchMade You Look, yes it did.DSCF4463Lisk Bot, very fond of these handsome robots.DSCF4480Rmer1, blooming marvellous.DSCF4482Loved this…DSCF4496….and this…DSCF4507Si2, I’m sure he’d not arrived by the time I went home, but he must have been there somewhere.DSCF4529Delightfully different.DSCF4192CoLor, Eug, Corpse and Tekonta Secta fantastic collaboration.DSCF4177Privileged to see Hoakser in action.DSCF4412 StitchTitle and Jim Vision, I’m running out of superlatives!DSCF4532Mila Ks’ luscious ladies guarding the entrance to the Custard Factory….

….There was more, much more, so much I didn’t even get to see all of it. For a first attempt I would say this was a roaring success, and City of Colours 2 is already booked in for next September. Congratulations to the organisers for a spectacular event. I’m sure I’ll be back, not sure about the dog though, had to sit in the bike racks on the train home…