Summer’s Postponed!

Due to bad weather Sharrow Festival is postponed until 22 August, gutted, but I suppose I should make the most of getting up to date with  sorting my photos.  DSCF3436D7606 waiting for a call from Sid and Nancy on the other side.DSCF3265Found this while hunting dragons. DSCF3252 StitchA few weeks ago, I spotted a mural I hadn’t seen before in my fair city, by two of my favourite none Sheffield artists, Kid30 and Boaster. So I proudly,feeling quite pleased with myself, posted the pic on Instagram, and Boaster says “Did you get a picture of the dragon?”! There’s a dragon?….Well it took a while, but I got there in the end, well chuffed! 🙂DSCF3244I thought this was Cantastic Art, turns out I was right, had to happen one day! DSCF3197 StitchFoundry and See(the rarely seen! 😉 ) collaboration, need more of these. DSCF3188Stunning Octopus by CoLor. DSCF2923PeteFowler, a Welsh Artist, came to Sheffield and made this. Alex Turner, Phil Oakey, ? , Joe Elliot maybe?

DSCF2917C***face by Obit, I know I should know better, but I absolutely love it! DSCF2915Kisk x Meth x STOG x Trik9, good to see these guys keeping busy. I photographed this in rush hour traffic and do have to thank various motorists for not running me over and one even stopped so I could get a clear shot!DSCF2904I don’t know who did this, but I think it’s great. DSCF2886Perhaps this post should come with a Parental Advisory rating! DSCF2882Some feeling the green.DSCF2859Like this, whatever it says 🙂 DSCF2832Gums, simple but effective and always make me smile 🙂DSCF2813 StitchDenta x Earth x Teml, probably….DSCF2802Pawski and Shoe go seriously large with this wonderful piece on a pretty unusual canvas. DSCF2796Osim x Deap x Jonas, going through a purple patch, looks lovely with the white umbellifers ( apologies for going all Gardeners World!)DSCF3439Disappearing Stabby woman with legs! I don’t think Kid Acne made her disappear…..must be magic!

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!

Sharrow Jam 2014

DSCF1828I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to put this post together,but it has. The jam at the ball courts, Sheffields biggest graff event on the calendar, was as always well attended with many of the great and the good from here and further afield turning up to paint.  Byne and Haste were on it, in the same spot as last year, I believe.DSCF1825Iron Man being wonderfully recreated by Mace.DSCF1833Ryak, dressed appropriately for the weather,as were many others, because it was blooming hot!, working on their signature pieces.DSCF1845Si2, Hull Graffiti working his magic again, I’m so glad he likes coming to this city.DSCF1843Kosh painting a pooch.DSCF1854Trik9, having a little dancing interlude.

Only paid a flying visit to the jam on the day, due to having a very hot dog with me! Here’s some finished masterpieces.DSCF1966Si2 Hull Graffiti.DSCF1971 StitchMeth, CoLor, Kode and Lone.DSCF2002Byne and Haste.DSCF2003 StitchMTH, Irek Onger and Suer.DSCF1826Surge.DSCF1834Sone.DSCF1860Haven’t got a decent shot of this complete due to the goals being put back up, don’t know the artists name either.DSCF1994Cantastic Art.DSCF1852This one was spoilt by the goal too.DSCF1855I don’t know the names of these guys, sorry.DSCF2009 StitchTrik9, Prone and Xanone.DSCF1941Pawski and Shoe.DSCF1951Public Offender.DSCF2036Open and Link.DSCF1987 StitchRyak and ?.DSCF2042Core.DSCF1948And finally…

Sadly, as much as this is an annual event, so too is the dogging of some of the pieces as soon as the jam is over, lucky there was some star who came and retouched them all…… warms the cockles of my heart! 🙂

Sheffield Calling

DSCF1408 Stitch (8000x1031)Much as I enjoy a road trip, I’m always mindful that I’ll be missing something going on in Sheffield. And I really hate missing out on things. Like this awesome collaboration between Such, Time, Pawski and the mighty Astek who made a trip up north and stopped for a paint while he was here.DSCF1415If you’re from this city you will be very aware of the terrible hit and run accident that resulted in serious injuries to one young girl and the tragic death of Jazzy Chan. This beautiful tribute appeared within days of the incident. I honestly do not know how the driver who did this can live with themselves.DSCF1396Trik9 just keeps getting better, love these characters. The man himself has an exhibition on in September, can’t wait to see it. DSCF0806Not seen one of these before, can anyone tell me what a Doriscy is? DSCF0802Cheeky little Greenz piece I spotted.DSCF0671The finished Rocket and Fauna piece Eye Catching, very!DSCF0658Trik9, again, because everyone loves TMNT right?DSCF0599 StitchBurn, Lone and Rack One, part of a larger collaboration that was pretty amazing, but sadly rather badly damaged by the time I got to it. DSCF1500Had to wait years, literally, to see this piece in the flesh, no idea who did it, but it was worth the wait.DSCF1418Cantastic Art, constantly trying new things, I really like this. DSCF1422Methosaurus, I can’t get enough of the awesome characters Meth is coming out with lately.DSCF1428Osiris, bluetiful! 😉 Osim not  osiris sorry.DSCF0648Not sure who did this, Suek maybe, but I have been wrong before…but not this time 🙂DSCF0636 StitchAsim and Erase? I probably shouldn’t be guessing, but whoever it is I like it. Osim not asim… I’ll get my coat….

I know I’ve got loads more to catch up on, better get my hiking boots on!

Anti Social Behaviour Is A Trait Of Intelligence…..

DSCF9676Prones’ first burner of the year, with a very appropriate quote from Nikola Tesla,not sure that he was referring to graffiti though.DSCF9690 StitchTCM – Rack One, Lone Kode Trik and Bern, awesome!DSCF9695A touching piece by Robo, a lovely tribute.DSCF9702Suek, I love this, hurts my head, but love it anyway. DSCF9704Temal, anybody know if there is a significance to the me me me?DSCF9709Cantastic Art, like this much.DSCF9723Fox by ABC, new to Sheffield I think, good to see new artists getting out and about.DSCF9732 StitchFoundry, Pawski and Ample Aerosolisz, simply amazing.DSCF9758Mr Kent, seems to know more about my childhood than I would like…DSCF9762Sour, sneaky piece.DSCF9765 StitchEug x CoLor Art, not a new one, just took me a while to get around to seeing it.DSCF9778And this weeks award for painting in awkward places to photograph goes to Bine and Xastexo, fabulous staircase, pictures don’t do it justice.DSCF9791 DSCF9812Oh and this is is Jim, apparently.

Catching Up Again!

DSCF7512Sorry for the gap between posts, been caught up in the festive spirit (blatant lie!) Anyway let’s get back on track. I do like stickers and slaps, nice to see a Tom Newell one.DSCF7580CoLor and Narke and an attack of the munchies I think.DSCF7583Cantastic Art, becoming an increasingly regular visitor to Sheffield, I like this much.DSCF7564This gorgeous lion is part of an amazing looking mural on the Hallam Uni Students Union building , painted by  graphic design graduate Sachin Limbachia, can’t wait to see it without the scaffolding around it.DSCF7569 Stitch (6000x1392)Gzos and Jaer, laying claim and brightening more of the bored boards in our city.DSCF7529Slugger, much more than that I don’t know, quirky characters though 🙂 DSCF7634Heard this character was being retired, a pity if it’s true, he’s one of my favourites, by Riseone. DSCF7516And finally, the last in the series….Bunny! this one is by Alex Ekins

My Milkshake Brings All The Boys To The Yard…

DSCF7315 StitchThis is what I’ve seen on very recent expeditions. Sour, pushing boundaries with this piece that looks like it’s raised up from the wall.DSCF7286Alex Ekins, little fox, lovely.DSCF7318 StitchKid Acne x Petro, for reasons I don’t understand, a bit of a ‘marmite’ wall.DSCF7381 StitchH2i (Pawski, Mace, Mars) and TIO (Gzos, Jaer) came together for this fantastic tribute marking the tragic extinction in the wild of the Black Rhino.DSCF7454Trex, not a regular contributor to city centre walls, more usually seen on the outskirts. I have now been informed that this is a different Trex and the original is not impressed.DSCF7457Cantastic Art has taken to night time manoeuvres recently, must be sponsored by a carrot farmer!DSCF7464Boaster MTH did this sneaky little character on a recent visit to Sheffield, love it!DSCF7267This wonderful owl, something a little different from Mars, awesome.DSCF7493Managed to catch two of the H2i fellows working on this stunner of a wall featuring Chali 2Na, (I confess, I had never heard of him, but the likeness is amazing!) DSCF7500The finished wall by Shoe and Pawski, completed just as it went dark, lucky to get a half decent shot thanks to fading light and dying camera batteries.DSCF7302And finally… another Bunny!

Art In The Garden

DSCF5382Just before popping off on my holidays I called in at this event at the Nursery Tavern, organised by My Life Project https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Life-Project/275414552515098 . I had expected a small scale event with just a few local artists, how wrong I was! Kisk and Trik 9 were working together on a wall.

DSCF5375Faunagraphic was busy on a beautiful piece featuring British wildlife.

DSCF5395Meth had been and gone by the time I got there.

DSCF5378Caught the lovely Mr Coloquix at work.

DSCF5398 StitchJaer and Gzos had completed this awesome wall.

DSCF6690Such completed a great piece featuring roadrunner.

DSCF669410 and Espre had done their bit.

DSCF6701Ryak, Lone, Kode and Cantastic Art each made a colourful contribution, stunning wall.

DSCF6702No party would be complete without Eugene Booms.

DSCF6716Cantastic art also sneaked in a cheeky 3 wise monkeys piece.

DSCF5379The only work I didn’t get a finished shot of, the My Life Project van, undergoing a makeover from CoLor Art.

DSCF6697 StitchThe collaboration by Kisk and Trik9, super, smashing, great!

DSCF5386I’ve seen this fellow before at graff events, I think he’s working under cover, bloody good disguise though!

A lot more artists were painting than I expected, many others had called in for support and a catch up, it was great to see so many friendly faces.  🙂

Such a fantastic event, lots of artists and lots of spectators, the landlord was an absolute star as well, I do hope they do it again.

Guess Who’s Back? Back Again!

DSCF5328Quick round up of stuff seen out and about, got a bit of a backlog, due to being offline so to speak. First up a Barbie sticker, new to the scene but putting the work in and getting out there. Girl Power!

DSCF5320EMA gave the Access space a new lick of paint.

DSCF5311 StitchRiseone and Jonas were on the gatecrasher boards briefly.

DSCF5275Suek and Sour created a number of new characters, this one is by Suek, I think this little chap is my most favourite.DSCF5283CoLor Art, stopped taking the medication I see 😉

DSCF5291Interesting pasteup by Kent, a sculptor, I like these, definitely different.

DSCF5299Espre, what can I say, love it!DSCF6671Cantastic Art, trying something a little different with a reproduction of an image that’s been floating around the internet. I don’t know who it was by, not that it matters really in my opinion, it’s a quality piece and a fitting nod to the original.

DSCF6675Trevor by Trevor, with teeth!DSCF6682Skint, going green, an eco craftsman?DSCF6689Xhastexo and Bine have formed a formidable partnership, producing bigger and better pieces one after the other at the moment, excellent!

So yes, I’m back on it, more posts coming very soon 🙂