Thank you Resa!

Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits

“Whether it’s a kind thought or deed, a small monetary donation, a large endowment, volunteer services or a dedicated career there is a role for all in the betterment of life on earth.  “Art Gowns” are my creations that have been inspired by beautiful people who care.”

Resa McConaghy

Anne of Green Gables once said, “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”  Resa McConaghy welcomes kindred spirits to come together to share, discuss and appreciate creative endeavours. I first met her through her Art Gowns which combines the art of glamorous fantasy with charitable endeavours. I especially enjoyed her most recent post on the Goddess Mnemosyne, which was a collaborative event with Aquileana and Christy Birmingham.

Resa, an established Costume Designer and a 2015 CSA nominee for best costumes, has a passion for taking pics of outdoor ephemeral art.  Her blog Graffiti Lux and Murals opened my eyes to new way of looking at street art.  I have been captivated by her “street art” posts which have stimulated a wide range of emotions from laughter to tears and everything in between.  I have come to see that this art form is about connections. Street artist bring art to a public space; they communicate with people where they work, live, play.  There is a strong sense of activism and a determination to start a dialogue about things that matter and are relevant to our time, and to our communities both local and global.

Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint.”

Banksy, Wall and Piece

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

21 thoughts on “Thank you Resa!

  1. I AM HUMBLED!!!
    It only took me 2 years to find this post! Rebecca, thank you!
    Thank you for not closing comments, until I found this. I just don’t know what else to say. I am sitting here, watching the blizzard outside, and enjoying my fortune in life…to be well fed, warm, 2 cats and many friends out in cyber space.
    Thank you for sharing the sharing! ❤
    (I'm still agape mouthed)

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    1. Oh Resa – what a lovely way of enjoying January! I have created a “blogging” space where I can explore and discover new ways of connecting within a virtual world. Thank you for your friendship and for sharing your creative spirit with the world.

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      1. I’m in a love spin!
        You are very patient. You know the love will come. This is what I get from you, and it is inspiring.
        January, you will become
        February, then March will
        Take your place, and
        Try to usurp April, as
        I spring a hearty laugh.
        May I introduce you to
        Weddings in June, and
        July’s summer face, whom
        August steals for a moment, as
        September moves in, leaving
        October, gently to shove us
        To November’s whim, and
        December’s wind.

        Dear Rebecca, this just came out of me, for you!

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      2. This is so beautiful Resa! I have goosebumps and feel a sense of wonder as I read through the months from becoming to being one with the wind. We have been given time – a precious and limited commodity that begs us to choose wisely, and care generously. Your poetry is a call to action to live big, boldly and with determination to build compassionate communities in a world that is perilously divided. Thank you! Much love and many hugs coming your way….


  2. I popped over to see what Art you were chasing lately, and I find you honoring Resa, one of my favorites here. And as if that were not enough, I meet several other of my treasured WP friends in the comments section. Thanks Rebecca! You’re a gem, and of course Resa and her gowns are to be treasured!

    I so enjoy your posts. Thank you!!!

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    1. And I so enjoy our connection! When I first started to blog, I never imagined the amazing community I was entering. The dialogue has inspired me to look at the world in different ways – photography, dance, art, literature, poetry. We are recording our time in the grander story of humanity. If we don’t write it, who will? I am chasing some interesting subjects which have come to me while reading The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas written in 1933 by Gertrude Stein. What I find most fascinating was that she was able to see genius before it became genius. Not one to be modest by any stretch of the imagination, Gertrude loves to “name-drop.” And every name that she drops has an amazing story. I have a feeling that this will not be a fast read, given that I’m hopping from one story to another. Stay tuned – will be writing my thoughts on this blog.


  3. Rebecca, How lovely to see your post here dedicated to Resa! You are amazing bloggers – I love you both! Street art is full of such beauty and I have come to appreciate it so much more since I met Resa. Here’s to amazing women!!

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    1. The two of you make an amazing duo. And when Aquileana joins you for a trio – you are an unstoppable force. I love your blogs and look forward to every one of your posts.


  4. A very valuable post. This has opened a new way of thinking about “street art” for me. I have just thought of all that I have seen as graffiti. i have enjoyed and appreciated and admired an artist who paints and creates art on city streets. It is amazing! Thank you

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed the post. I agree that street art has a way of introducing new ideas and allowing us to reflect on how others see the world around them.


  5. Egads!! Heavens to Murgatroyd!! OMG!! and all other applicable gasps of surprise & delight.
    Dear Rebecca, well, you have certainly made my day! What an honor this post is. I’m a bit at a loss for words, but THANK YOU does come to mind. So, i guess we are each thankful for the other.
    I really enjoyed collaborating with Christy & Aquileana on “Memosyne”. I have discovered that bloggers do come together in a community spirit way, and I love sharing with my WP family. I am very happy that you are part of this family.
    Much love to you,

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    1. We belong to an extraordinary community that shares knowledge and encouragement. Research indicates that learning within this type of dynamic environment is exponential, simply because we are able to integrate that learning within our daily lives. You have opened my eyes to Street Art – I will never look at a wall in the same way as I did before. I may not carry a big paint can, but I can carry a camera. Thank you again for sharing the James Knight mural on your blog!


    1. Cindy – you have so absolutely right. You and I started blogging at the same time and here we are a few years later surrounded by amazing kindred spirits that enhance our lives in ways we would never have imagined when we first pressed the “publish” button. Many thanks and hugs for your support and encouragement.


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