🎨 Frida Kahlo 🎨

In celebration of my newly restored power to ‘reblog’ I offer this gorgeous art from Graffiti Lux Art & More.

Graffiti Lux Art & More

This is the second Frida Kahlo piece I’ve found.

I met the artist, Anya, while traversing alleys and parking lots. OMG! She was so neat. She spent time chit-chatting with me.

She said the art would be done by Thursday end. She had another art engagement on Friday. I didn’t think Anya & MSKA, who was assisting with B.G., would make the date. Wednesday rained all day.

She showed me the self portrait she was basing this mural on.

LOVE the hand/glove earrings!!!

I went back Sunday. It’s not quite finished, but I shot it anyway. I don’t know when I’ll get back there.

I adore the way she has Frida emerging out of the wings of a Monarch. When I returned, dumpsters had been moved in.

I shoot them as I get them.

Pics taken by Resa – June 9, 2015

Toronto, Canada

The Artists: 

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anyamielniczek/

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The “Tagging Myself” Post

I saw this on The Militant Negro and tagged myself with his questions:

Q: Have you ever been in love?  Twice

Q: What is your favorite drink?  Coffee, black

Q: What is your favorite song?  The second side of Abbey Road, by the Beatles.

Q: What is your zodiac sign? Scorpio

Q: What is your favorite show?  Foyles War 

Q: What is your favorite band?  Cold Play.

 

Q: Something you really miss.  Working with mental health clients.

Q: Where do you go when you are sad? Into my head.

Q: Have you ever been in a physical fight? Many times.

Q: What is your favorite color?  Blue

Q: Loud music or soft?  Loud

Q: Favorite actor. Ryan Gosling

Q: Do you have any fears? What are they?  I have agoraphobia, which makes going outside a challenge.

Q: Meaning behind your blog name.  I sometimes make art. My name is Rob Goldstein.

Q: Last time you said you loved someone.  10 minutes ago.

Q: Last book you read. I just finished re-reading ‘Miss Lonely Hearts’ by Nathaniel West.

Q: The book you are currently reading.  The PDR.

Q: Last sport you played.  Weight Lifting.

Q: Last song you sang.  “Tu Voz” by Ramon Cabrera

Q: Favorite food.  Greek Yogurt.

Q: Place you want to visit.  Downtown San Francisco.

Q: Favorite flavor of sweet.  Chocolate

Q: What instruments do you play?  The harmonica, very badly.

Q: Favorite piece of jewelry.  None.

 

Giphy animated gif of Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond saying 'Shut up, I'm Rich.
Scorpio

 

 

Thank you to The Militant Negro for providing the questions!

Rob Goldstein 2018

The TMI Tag

Get a Damned Flue Shot!

So here’s the deal. I have the flu.

If I let myself I would sleep 24 hours a day.

I’m all over the place emotionally, I mean,
“Why is my body doing this to me?”

animated gif that reads I'm in a glass case of emotion

The flu is hitting the U.S. early this year.

The header image is a CDC map of flu outbreaks in the United States.

Here’s stuff you need to know about the Flue Vaccine:

Myths about the flu vaccine
Flu Vaccine, facts and myths

 

A Map of where the flu is hitting hardest as of December 10, 2017
A Map of where the flu is hitting hardest as of December 10, 2017

Now back to my feverish hallucinations:

An animated Gif of make up being drawn on on a photo of Vladimir Putin
Say hi to Aunt Vlad!

Note: I do not own the images in this post, they were all found on Google image.

Heat Wave

The last things I do as a San Franciscan is check the weather.

I go out ready for all seasons; most San Franciscans
I know carry backpacks.

Friday morning, ready for autumn, winter and spring,
I took a circuitous 3-mile hike to see my therapist.

I arrived for the 12:30 session drenched in sweat.

I later learned I’d taken that hike as the temperature climbed
to 106 degrees.

By the time I got home, I had a throbbing headache and was sick.

It was almost worse in the apartment and the temperature didn’t
drop by much overnight.

At midnight, the temperature was still 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

“If the temperature remains elevated overnight, that’s when we see
the increase in deaths. The body becomes overwhelmed because it
doesn’t get the respite that it needs.” The Scientific American.

This was Saturday’s nights alert:

Screen shot of an excessive heat warning in San Francisco at 9 PM Saturday Night
September 2nd Excessive Heat Warning – 6 PM

I spent most of Saturday cooling down under frequent showers
and watching the recent season of MST3K on Netflix or going
off on anti-trump twitter rants, which seem to require less energy
than blogging.

By ten pm, the temperature dropped and I was able to sleep.

This morning the headache is gone and I can think and work.

If you’re in a heat wave avoid 3-mile hikes.

Here are some tips from the CDC:

CDC Guidelines for self care in a Heatwave
Take Care of yourself in a Heat Wave

(c) Rob Goldstein 2017 All Rights Reserved

CDC info-graphic from Multomah County

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