Thursday Doors – 4 June 2020

Doors 109 – yet more graffiti/street art doors (bear with me…)

Is it really the fourth of June already? Is it really 2020? What happened to the last five decades? Time seems to be accelerating with every moment that passes at a time in my life when I would rather like it to slow down, perhaps even go in reverse.

Very busy at work at the moment so this is what you are getting – doors from 2016/17:

Copyright and Paul Monsters, North Street, Bristol, April 2017
Copyright and Paul Monsters, North Street, Bristol, April 2017
Coloquix, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
Coloquix, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
Decay and John D'oh, North Street, Bristol, July 2016
Decay and John D’oh, North Street, Bristol, July 2016
Fiver, St Andrews Road, Bristol, December 2016
Fiver, St Andrews Road, Bristol, December 2016
Whysayit, Upper York Street, Bristol, January 2016
Whysayit, Upper York Street, Bristol, January 2016
Copyright and Gemma Compton, North Street, Bristol, July 2016
Copyright and Gemma Compton, North Street, Bristol, July 2016
Alex Lucas, Picton Street, Bristol, March 2016
Alex Lucas, Picton Street, Bristol, March 2016

I realise that three of these are shutters, but shutters are kind of doors too aren’t they? The last picture is the shop and home belonging to the Artist Alex Lucas, which she decorated herself. Over the last week or two she has been making good use of the current lock down restrictions and re-painted the whole thing. One for my street art posts fairly soon I think.

May I wish you all a very happy week.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

 

Thursday doors – 28 May 2020

Doors 108 – a continuation of graffiti/street art doors

Let me open a small window into the world of Scooj during lock down. I am a civil servant and have been working full time throughout the coronavirus outbreak, indeed work has been somewhat busier than normal because of the virus and the communications work I do.

Mrs Scooj also works in the civil service, so we have both been working from home, pretty much flat-out for the last ten weeks or so. My wife drew the long straw and works in the study with our main desktop and I am working in the dining room.

Our teenage children are both at home and keeping them motivated is a real struggle and heaps a whole ton of additional pressure on all of us. Although we have has a few flare ups (inevitable in these circumstances) we have had some really good quality moments together as a family which I am sure we will all treasure. However, spare time just seems to evaporate.

All this is a bit of a long-winded way of saying that once again you are going to have to put up with archive images of doors, because although I do have some new door photographs, I can’t get anywhere near the desktop PC to prepare them for Thursday doors. So old graffiti/street art doors it is going to have to be. I hope you enjoy:

Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, January 2017
Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, January 2017
Andy Council, North Street, Bristol, January 2017
Andy Council, North Street, Bristol, January 2017
Face the Strange, Upfest, Bristol, July2016
Face the Strange, Upfest, Bristol, July2016
3Dom, John Street, Bristol, May 2016
3Dom, John Street, Bristol, May 2016
Sweet Toof, St Andrews Road, Bristol, January 2017
Sweet Toof, St Andrews Road, Bristol, January 2017
Angerami, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Angerami, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Laic217, King Square Avenue, Bristol, February 2017
Laic217, King Square Avenue, Bristol, February 2017
Jonesy, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015
Jonesy, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015

That’s all folks for another week. I hope you aren’t getting too tired of these urban graffiti doors. I hope I get a bit of time to share some more regular doors next week.

Take care, wherever you are.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

 

 

2809. St Werburghs tunnel (157)

After a reasonably quiet winter, Sirens is out and about again which is good to see. I managed to catch up with him just as he was finishing off this piece and he seems to be enjoying himself having been through a fairly dynamic period recently.

Sirens, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020
Sirens, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020

I asked why he had chosen this spot for his SIRENS writing, because it had been the site of an interesting Tom Miller piece that had not been there long, and he said it was because it had been covered with a throw up (a rough and ready quick piece of writing) and so he painted over that. It’s a jungle out there. I have noticed that Sirens’ work often looks rather different from most pieces you see and this is down to the absence of hard outlines and his work is closer to fine art than street art. Looking forward to seeing more over the coming months.

2239. Upfest 2018 (141)

So it has been a while, and since there isn’t an Upfest festival this year, I am going to have to post another series of pictures from Upfest 2018 (there are still so many more waiting) starting with this utterly awesome piece by Insane51.

Insane51, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Insane51, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

This extraordinary artist from Greece specialises in 3D street art and has created dozens of huge pieces which look fuzzy because they are double images, but when viewed through the red and blue specs stand out from the wall in good old-fashioned 3D.

Insane51, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Insane51, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

This particular piece went up over about three or four days and was impressive enough in its halfway stage when the female portrait was complete. Insane51 then added the blue skeleton layer to the piece. The magic really happens when you view the whole thing through 3D specs one eye at a time. Rather helpfully, Insane51 did the job for us on his Instagram feed.

Insane51, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Insane51, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

Definitely one of the finest walls at last year’s festival and a real crowd-pleaser. I got rather lucky and managed to grab a few words with him and during the course of our conversation he gave me a little goody bag of some stickers and the essential cardboard specs. It would be great to see him return again and wow us with his extraordinary talents.

 

 

Thursday doors

Door 51

Bamba Bazaar, Gloucester Road, Bristol.

This is an unlikely piece of door art next door to what I guess is my local pub, The Prince of Wales, which incidentally was painted by one of my favourite Bristol artists Andrew Burns Colwill…but that is another story.

Door, Bamba Bazaar, Gloucester Road, Bristol
Door, Bamba Bazaar, Gloucester Road, Bristol

I wasn’t looking for this door, which I think has been there for some time, but kind of noticed it while I was waiting at the pedestrian lights to cross the road earlier this summer. Actually it is more of a gate than a door, but it is utterly magnificent.

Door, Bamba Bazaar, Gloucester Road, Bristol
Door, Bamba Bazaar, Gloucester Road, Bristol

The gate actually guards the entrance to two further doors (so you get three for the price of one). I would think it was commissioned by Bamba Bazaar, a shop that specialises in beads (I bought some beads there once) and was constructed by Scroller Metal Work.

Scroller Metalwork, Bamba Bazaar, Gloucester Road, Bristol
Scroller Metalwork, Bamba Bazaar, Gloucester Road, Bristol

It would be nice if more businesses put in the effort to commission something beautiful and practical like this, but it is really rather un-British. I would expect to see something like this in Barcelona or Paris and perhaps take it for granted, but here in Bristol it is a hidden gem. It pays to look around.

by Scooj

More amazing doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

Kid Crayon

A collection of street art from the Bristol street artist Kid Crayon

All photographs taken by Scooj

Kid Crayon, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
Kid Crayon, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
Kid Crayon, Hepburn Road, Bristol, July 2017
Kid Crayon, Hepburn Road, Bristol, July 2017
Kid Crayon, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2020
Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2020
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020
Kid Crayon, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020
Kid Crayon, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020
Kid Crayon, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020
Kid Crayon, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020
Kid Crayon and I Am Ian, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Kid Crayon and I Am Ian, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Kid Crayon, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Kid Crayon, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Kid Crayon, Dove Street, Bristol, December 2019
Kid Crayon, Dove Street, Bristol, December 2019
SPZero76, Squirl and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, October 2019
SPZero76, Squirl and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, October 2019
Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, October 2019
Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, October 2019
Kid Crayon, Merrywood Road, Bristol, September 2019
Kid Crayon, Merrywood Road, Bristol, September 2019
Jimmer Willmott and Kid Crayon, North Street, Bristol, September 2019
Jimmer Willmott and Kid Crayon, North Street, Bristol, September 2019
Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2019
Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2019
Kid Crayon, M32, Bristol, April 2019
Kid Crayon, M32, Bristol, April 2019
Kid Crayon, Brunel Way Bridge, Bristol, March 2019
Kid Crayon, Brunel Way Bridge, Bristol, March 2019
Kid Crayon, Brunel Way Bridge, Bristol, March 2019
Kid Crayon, Brunel Way Bridge, Bristol, March 2019
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, Jabnuary 2019
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, Jabnuary 2019
Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, Jabnuary 2019
Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, Jabnuary 2019
Kid Crayon and SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, December 2018
Kid Crayon and SPZero76, Millpond Street, Bristol, December 2018
Kid Crayon, Upfest, Bristol, October 2018
Kid Crayon, Upfest, Bristol, October 2018
Kid Crayon, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2018
Kid Crayon, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2018
Kid Crayon, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Kid Crayon, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Kid Crayon, M32 Spot, Bristol, February 2018
Kid Crayon, M32 Spot, Bristol, February 2018
SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018
SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018
SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018
SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018
SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018
SPzero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2018
Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Kid Crayon, RIP Gledders, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Kid Crayon, RIP Gledders, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, July 2017
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, July 2017
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2017
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2017
Kid Crayon and Lopes, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2017
Kid Crayon and Lopes, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2017
Kid Crayon, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Kid Crayon, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Kid Crayon and Ugar, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2017
Kid Crayon and Ugar, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2017
Kid Crayon, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2017
Kid Crayon, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2017
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, July 2017
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, July 2017
Kid Crayon, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon, Lower Approach road, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon, Lower Approach road, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon and SPZero, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon and SPZero, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon and SPZero, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2017
Kid Crayon and SPZero, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2017
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2017
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2017
Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2017
Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, May 2017
Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2017
Kid Crayon, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2017
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
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Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2017
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2017
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2017
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2017
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, February 2017
SPZero76 and Kid Crayon, Millpond Street, Bristol, February 2017
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2017
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2017
Kid Crayon, St Werburghs Tunnel, Bristol, December 2016
Kid Crayon, St Werburghs Tunnel, Bristol, December 2016
Kid Crayon, St Werberghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2016
Kid Crayon, St Werberghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2016
Kid Crayon, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Kid Crayon, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Kid Crayon, M32, Bristol, June 2016
Kid Crayon, M32, Bristol, June 2016
Kid Crayon, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2016
Kid Crayon, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2016
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2015
Kid Crayon, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2015
Kid Crayon, March Street, Bristol, December 2015
Kid Crayon, March Street, Bristol, December 2015
Kid Crayon, Johnny Ball Lane, Bristol, August 2015
Kid Crayon, Johnny Ball Lane, Bristol, August 2015
Kid Crayon, Moon Street, Bristol, September 2015
Kid Crayon, Moon Street, Bristol, September 2015
Kid Crayon, Frogmore street, Bristol, February 2015
Kid Crayon, Frogmore street, Bristol, February 2015
Kid Crayon, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
Kid Crayon, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
Kid Crayon, Mark Lane, Bristol, July 2015
Kid Crayon, Mark Lane, Bristol, July 2015
Kid Crayon, Small Street, Bristol, August 2015
Kid Crayon, Small Street, Bristol, August 2015
Kid Crayon, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
Kid Crayon, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
Kid Crayon, Fairfax Street, Bristol, October 2015
Kid Crayon, Fairfax Street, Bristol, October 2015
Kid Crayon, Fairfax Street, Bristol, October 2015
Kid Crayon, Fairfax Street, Bristol, October 2015
Kid Crayon, Fairfax Street, Bristol, October 2015
Kid Crayon, Fairfax Street, Bristol, October 2015

1685. Upfest 2018 (25)

Bringing a wonderful splash of colour and some real class to Upfest was this fabulous small piece by Emily Donald. Some of you may remember her equally brilliant work from last year’s festival.

Emily Donald, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Emily Donald, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

This talented artist from Cornwall has made this technique of using rays of light combined with flowers and birds her own. There is a lightness, peacefulness and joy about her work which makes it very easy on the eye. It would be pretty cool to have one of these hanging on the wall at home. Once again some great work from Emily…I hope she is able to return next year.