Dog walk benefits

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Ruben and I see

an orange-tip butterfly

the first of the year.

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by Scooj

Seasons are changing

 

Conversation stops

outside the kitchen window

brimstone butterfly.

 

by Scooj

 

1879. Upfest 2018 (98)

This gateway is a particular favourite of mine and has played host to some lovely pieces by 3rdeye and Aspire in previous Upfests. This year it was the turn of Dr Love, an artist from Tbilisi in Georgia.

Dr. Love, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dr. Love, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

The piece is a large stencil, and you can see just how tricky it is to put together a stencil of this size from the picture above. Looking at this stencil, I can’t quite work out the layering, but that is why I write about these things rather than try to do them myself.

Dr. Love, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dr. Love, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

Dr Love likes to spread love with his work and I think with this piece you can sense the tenderness of a skeleton holding a butterfly on his finger and the message is conveyed loud and clear with the large word LOVE across the middle of the piece. Sadly the work only lasted a few months before it was tagged, and I believe that a Muckrock piece is there now, but I’ve not managed to get down to see it yet.

Butterflies

 

In a year of whites

a spot of late summer sun

brings out the colours.

 

by Scooj

 

On observing that it has been a terrible year for butterflies in the UK except for the white species which appear to have thrived in the dry conditions. This afternoon however I have spotted a couple of colourful butterflies, a speckled wood and one other.