Landed in Blackpool just in time to catch the man himself taking a pic of his finished wall, Dale Grimshaw, stunning as always.C3 was there, managed to miss the biggest piece she had done 😦 Truly glorious owl by Bane. Kafka Cat by D7606, good to see him too, D7606 that is, not Kafka. Gorgeous piece by Pipsqueak was Here. I particularly like the girl, she reminds me of a much younger me…Trik9 checking his own handiwork, must be pretty pleased with it. Lowdown just finishing off. He Dreamt Mars, love this. Tankpetrol, awesome. Ador painted several of these quirky characters around the place. 20/20 in action.Catch22, I heard Robin Ross say he thought this was the best piece he’d ever done, I wouldn’t disagree.Mystical carousel horses by Leona Beth. Not part of SSS but worth the hike up the other end of town to see this beauty by The Mural Artists.In another area was a rather cool gathering of writing elite Mef, Moz, Cry, Mez, Kawps, Care and Teaone, otherwise known as Mozfest.Moz, lovely bloke and Stellas’ new best friend. Cry in action.Teaone (I think) Really like this by Jay Sharples, SSS regular, always ready to go home by the time I get there, good to have a quick chat though. 🙂 Smile assisting Seca One. This wall by Smile was spectacular, totally floored Stella! Meet Stinki, painted by Ship as part of www.projectomatilha.com tremendous.Annatomix and her origami bunnies 😀Amarapordios lovely Lion.Nils Westergard, monochrome masterpiece. Pawski with a beautiful woman, again… 😉 Onesto, new to SSS, and Zina brilliant again. Richard Harrow (Boardwalk Empire) expertly recreated by AkseP19. Cheeky character by Infected by Design. All in all another very good day, had a nice catch up with a few regulars and made some new friends, Stella made quite a lot more, and she had her first charge about on a beach! Looking forward to SSS and Mozfest 2016
A new name to me Aems, love this character.Local ish artist Time,not seen him in action before.Akse P19, arrived even later than me, instantly recognised the emerging face of Tom Neville from Revolution.Cracking piece from Ziner.Rascal, one of the few pieces I’ve got finished shots of.Catch22, it was fascinating watching this guy work.I don’t know the artist, but I really like this. Since been told his name is Ments.Gnasher, forgot his earplugs and fell out with this character, great to see him and Mystique though.Parlee and Demane, was great to meet these guys,this was probably my favourite production. We had a fascinating chat about the early days of the Specials too! Kem, looking a little lonely as Mef was on holiday and Wingy working on a brilliant Rorschach piece.Skema, half the man he was last year ( 😉 ) but still putting up fab pieces and he managed to stick with one this year, unlike the three he did last year!.Zook, another brummie I think, liking his style. The master Title, stunning work as ever.Glimmertwin, just love it.Shab, lovely to see the man himself, I don’t think he’ll forget my little dog in a hurry! I’m very fond of the raven.Love this too.Very nice to see Mr. Steve Edwards, just keeps getting better.Don’t know the artist but I’ve been told his name is Toile.Mono, love this guy, that is all.Fidget, I think.Mig29, I hope, this wall was looking out of this world, gutted I didn’t get to see it finished.Leigh Irvine (Raze), the first or one of the first big jams he’s been to, can’t go wrong with the Mask..CoLor and Corpse worked together on this brain melting piece.Vomit, this just jumps off the wall, brilliant.There was dancing, and loud music, my little dog did not appreciate the music…or skateboards.Polar, not sure where he’s from, but was good to meet him.Freebee2, wonderfully bonkers 🙂The Rusty Alexander, most of the work covering this mobile gallery is by My Dog Sighs, simply stunning.H2i crew and Surge and friends, made a weekend of it, their blockbuster wall wasn’t completed until the next day.
A fantastic day once again which even the weather couldn’t spoil, although it had a good go. I managed to not get wet, although my feet did look like they had been to Glastonbury. It was good to see so many people I knew and meet many more, I think my little dog helped a little bit. Well done to Vic and New Urban Era for pulling it off again, I’m sure it’s worth all the stress!
My only disappointment with the day was that I had to leave before so much was finished, me and my little dog had to run to the train station, yes run, leg it up 3 flights of stairs to the platform, leaving us both in need of oxygen, to find that our train was delayed. It turned out that the lively weather had blown up a signal box in Derby and created absolute chaos. The delay turned out to be over an hour, I wonder how many of the walls had been finished by then…… On the plus side my little dog was no trouble on the train…