Hello you lovely people. You may have noticed that Picturing England has been pretty quiet recently. A lot of things have been vying for my time, and Picturing England has unfortunately lost out. However, it’s not over, and I am still taking lots of pictures to share with you!
First of all, I will be back in January with more regular posts. Promise.
Secondly, if you need a fix in the meantime, follow me on Instagram (ali_haikugirl). I post there quite a bit, and it’s not all food.
And finally, if you’re interested in all the other things I’m doing between now and Christmas (namely, exploring the hell out of Japan), follow me over at Haikugirl’s Japan.
Oh, and one more things, I finally got around to uploading my photos from Upfest back in July. Here they are…
See you in the New Year! (*^_^)v
One of my all-time favourite street artists is Dan Kitchener (DANK), and I am absolutely in love with the Japan-inspired work he does. You can imagine how thrilled I was when I heard he would be painting an epic wall really close to where I live in Bristol. When I went along at the beginning of Upfest the work had barely begun (well, the wall had been painted entirely black, but there was only an outline of what was to come).
A little later some colour had been filled in, but there was still a long way to go.
Finally this week I noticed it had been finished – and it was worth the wait!
Wow. Just wow.
Incidentally, limited edition hand finished prints of ‘The Queen of Neon’ are currently available from the Upfest Gallery and online here. They are a very reasonable price… I just wish I could justify it to myself!
I went to London last weekend and spotted this piece of street art by my favourite artist, Dan Kitchener (DANK) on the Southbank:
Back in June, my favourite street artist Dan Kitchener (DANK) visited Bristol and painted this masterpiece right near my house…
Electric Rain by Dan Kitchener on Curtain Road in Shoreditch…
Much to my surprise and delight, another piece appeared really close to where I live! I feel like it’s my very own piece and I’m so happy I can see it every day!