One of my life’s great pleasures has been finding and cataloguing graffiti art pieces by Face 1st. For the duration of this blog, Face 1st has been a constant presence, gently evolving his style and boundaries, but sticking fairly rigidly to his basic concept of a smiling girl’s face. I try to post as many of his pieces as I can, but inevitably some get left behind. I might have to do a trawl through my archives and write an ‘amnesty’ post with all the pieces that never made it.
In this vibrant piece, Face 1st has painted four laughing girls, appearing to have lots of fun, there is also quite a lot of stickiness on their faces. I would like to think that each of the faces is a letter of the word FACE, but I think that is probably stretching things a little. Face 1st continues to spread joy.
I simply fail to understand how I managed not to post this absolute cracker by Face 1st back in February 2022. It has been lurking in my archive, screaming to be released and shared, and now at last is liberated, and just look at how happy those girls are.
I definitely noticed that nearly all Face 1st’s work last year was overflowing with joy, and this piece early on in the year certainly set the tone. To me this is brilliant, and one of my favourite Face 1st pieces ever. The colours are sensational, and the positive and mischievous energy flying off the wall is a pleasure to observe. What an absolute blast!
One of my Early Haiku poems from May 2015 – I was thinking about looking forward to spring, but was uninspired (it must be the rain), so I dug this one out from the archive. Only those of you who became WordPress friends back in the early days will remember this one, so I felt it was worth sharing again.