Fitting In!

I’m a big fan of street art. Some pieces make a statement by whimsically, sarcastically, or ironically adapting themselves to improvised spaces. Which, come to think of it, is how we’ve had to live our lives these past two years, so here’s an impromptu poem to cheer you up:

They say…

Necessity’s the mother of invention

But one thing they forgot to mention:

Finding ways to make things fit

Can also be the mother of wit

Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slide show.

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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38 Responses to Fitting In!

  1. Thanks for the pick-me-up! Much of what’s considered graffiti is also beautiful, on rail cars, downtown walls, etc. One older teenager got tired of the graffiti on a rural bolder and asked permission to paint a patriotic scene on it. It became the original Iowa Freedom Rock. Since then, he’s completed one in each of Iowa’s 99 counties! https://www.ouramericanstories.com/podcast/culture/the-man-who-paints-rocks-for-our-veterans

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    • Dear Mitch,

      I concur with joynealkidney. You have done very well here. These are fantastic examples of optical illusions and optical art, which I have discussed and showcased comprehensively in my post entitled “👁‍ Optical Illusions 👁‍🗨❇️😵✳️👀“:

      https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/optical-illusions/

      This said post covers the topics of optical illusions quite comprehensively with more than 200 examples. Given its length and scope, it will take some time to load fully. In addition, please be informed that you might need to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my websites, some of which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

      Many of the excellent examples included in the post are quite astonishing, even to the point of defying belief.

      Our visual apparatus has a lot of evolutionary quirks. One of them, the perceptual time lag, to which I refer as neural delays averaging 100 milliseconds, has been responsible for many fascinating optical illusions, arising from the compensatory mechanisms of the visual system to “see into the future”.

      As you can see in my said post, some optical artists have designed graphics called op art or optical art, which can give the sensations of seeing something moving, vibrating, pulsating and/or rotating, even though the generated images are truly static.

      Thank you, Mitch for featuring these striking photos so commendably!

      Wishing you and joynealkidney a wonderfully productive weekend doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most!

      Yours sincerely,
      SoundEagle

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  2. profsloan says:

    Very clever artwork, with amazing humour. B

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  3. Thanks for sharing the fun. Its indeed thoughtful artwork. Have a beautiful weekend! xx Michael

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  4. LOL! I do enjoy seeing these! Hubby and I like to engage in a bit of “evandalism,” the not damaging kind mostly involving sidewalk chalk and painted rocks. We’re really bad artists, but I tweaked a bit of graffiti on some broken concrete the other day and some secret Santa just left me a little gift. I am now feeling quite appreciated. 🙂

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  5. Nancy Ruegg says:

    How DO people come up with these ideas?! And then there’s the skill required–for some of these renderings, quite a lot. Thanks for sharing this wealth of wonder, Mitch!

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  6. These are great!! 😀 😀 😀

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  7. These are so much fun!

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  8. Carla says:

    These were wonderful, thanks for the smiles, Mitch.

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  9. Carol Congalton says:

    I LOVE street art! Thanks for sharing these Mitch – made my day!

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  10. Janet says:

    These are so great, thank you for sharing!!

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  11. Michele Lee says:

    These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. murisopsis says:

    I enjoyed every one of them! Thanks for lifting my spirit!

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  13. They are all so brilliant. I had a good time looking at the pics. Happy Holidays.

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  14. To sum up the entire creative process: First, the architects design the “easels” and the construction workers build ‘em. Next, to put on the finishing, humanizing touches, the street artists go to town. Last, but not least, Mitch posts their work on the www for us to admire. Yep, that all works for me!

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  15. Jon says:

    I loved these Mitch. Thanks for sharing! Since society seems bent on going into the abyss in Calvin’s Red Flyer, I’m counting on some heeding the message of the Evandalists.

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  16. kerbey says:

    This for entertaining. As long as they are whimsical or inspiring, I enjoy them. If they are born of violence or have bad words, they are very frustrating.

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  17. inaloveworld says:

    Every one of them is beautiful! Thank you for sharing them!

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  18. Jack Garvey says:

    Mitch: Thanks for collecting and posting this. Here’s a shot in the dark: Do you know anything of the mural (or murals) on the Lafayette Bldg. in Detroit? It was torn down in 2007, but there are at least a dozen photos you can find on-line. I used one for a blog not long ago, and more will appear by clicking the link I put at the bottom of it. More than anything, I want to know the artist’s name, but the Detroit Historical Society is not answering their e-mail, or at least not mine. Thanks, Jack

    https://buskersdelight.home.blog/2021/11/27/painted-on-downtown-walls/

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