My last day at Deskey.

After six years, today was my last day at Deskey. This is what my office looked like at the end of last week before I accepted the offer for my new position…

And here’s what it looked like this morning…

I’m going to miss being able to see Carew Tower out of my office window…

I’m not going miss that terrible ArtWorks mural of the pale lady staring at me all day…

I’m really going to miss watching the construction across the street take shape…

You know it’s time to move on when that’s the thing you’re going to miss the most…

Thanks for a good six years, Deskey. Best wishes for your continued success. Say what you will, it’s definitely been an experience…

Turning the page, and onto the next chapter. We’ll be staying in Cincinnati. I’m joining the Midwest office of the Grey Group as a Senior Designer. I’m sooo excited about this new adventure.  My first day will be next Wednesday. 😀👋❤️

Seen and noted.

I loved, loved, LOVED this painting that I saw in the window Algin Retro Furniture at the corner of Eighth and Main Streets…

Loved it. But when I went back to try to see how much it was, it wasn’t in the window anymore. It was probably ridiculously expensive. Everything in Algin Retro is super overpriced. Oh well. At least I got this photo of the painting. Taken with Instagram.
😀🎨🖌️❤️

Seen and noted.

Check out these beautiful new all wooden artworks at Sidewinder Coffee

There are a lot of really talented artists out there in the world. 😀🎨🖌️❤️

Winding down another work week.

I’m packing up my workspace and calling it a week. I’m heading home for a three-day weekend. They gave us Monday off for a holiday shopping day. And they gave us a nice holiday bonus for our shopping. So that’s pretty nice. 😀💻❤️

Seen and noted.

We got a very nice card in the mail with some new school pictures of my niece and nephew, Violette and Edgerton. Also included with the photos was this amazing little piece of art entitled, “Octopod for Shellington & Captain Barnacles”…

Awe. Some. Our refrigerator has a new piece of art. Taken with Instagram. 😀📝🐙❤️

You hold the key.

You Hold the Key is a community awareness and engagement campaign aimed to promote dialogue and inspire empathy around the issue of homelessness in Greater Cincinnati through public art.

 Today, I saw some of the You Hold the Key artworks along Eighth Street on my way to pick up something for lunch…

 ArtWorks transformed people and places through investments in creativity. Each year, ArtWorks employs local youth and professional artists to create community impact across our region. 2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the ArtWorks mural program. They believe our city is a gallery and are proud of the 100+ murals in 37 Cincinnati neighborhoods and 7 nearby cities which celebrate our history, heroes and legends, to date.

ArtWorks is expanding its strategic focus to support the awareness and advancement of key regional issues by partnering with organizations working on the front-lines of these issues, to create community dialogue through art. ArtWorks’ social art practice hinges on the power of art and art-making to serve as a catalyst to promote health and wellness, spark conversation and invoke empathy.

Visit YouHoldTheKey.org for more information. 😀🏡❤️

Northside nubs.

When we stopped at Sidewinder to get coffee this morning, We were really liking these little paintings by artist, Greg Albert…

And on the way out, we noticed this sign for a new pizza restaurant opening down the street in the Chameleon

We can’t wait to check out their pizza. 😀🍕❤️

Seen and noted.

Walking back down Court Street, I stumbled across one of the most amazing Artworks murals I’ve seen yet. It’s a mural paying homage to Cincinnati’s rich toy history

Cincinnati Toy Heritage celebrates “the legacy of Kenner Toys, a Cincinnati-based toy company founded in 1947, in this work of art which showcases some of the most popular toys that were designed by the company.” Artworks has done some amzing, incredible murals. It’s just really a shame I have to look at this one all day at work. :/

And on my way back to work, I noticed this crude little drawling on the side of one of the buildings on Walnut Street…

It’s nowhere near as elaborate as the Artworks mural but every bit as entertaining. 🙂

Downtown details.

The Eduardo Kobra/Artworks mural on Walnut Street has been completed

Hands down, it’s one of my favorite Artworks murals. 🙂

Kobra in Cincy!

World-famous muralist Eduardo Kobra is turning the once bare facade of the Fifth Third Bank parking garage on Walnut Street into a public masterpiece. The mural pays tribute to Ohioan Neil Armstrong – whose “one giant leap for mankind” will forever be remembered as a moment of breathtaking awe. From ArtWorks website…

Neil Armstrong was a humble leader who inspired generations of students, explorers and innovators. Tune in over the next two weeks as Eduardo Kobra (fresh off of completing a record breaking mural for the Rio Olympics), works alongside Artworks local artists and youth Apprentices to bring his vision to life.

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Really cool stuff! A public dedication will be held on Sunday, August 21 at 2 pm. 🙂