We're just skipping over the awkwardness of how I'm doing and going straight to photo Sunday. And yes, it's Wednesday.
If you've read this blog at all, you know that I'm very anti-Dallas.
But I swear my little neighborhood, Deep Ellum, makes me feel like I could be anywhere- Austin, San Diego, Denver even maybe? It's so angsty and anti-establishment it, even I feel like an artist. :)
Seems like you can hardly find a lamp post or street sign here that hasn't been defaced in some way. The original art is always entertaining, but I have to admit that I have a thing for an appropriately placed sticker tarnishing a shiny new stop sign. :)
Band posters are ever intriguing to me, and you can find them everywhere in this area- a tribute to the streets that have been considered a musical hotspot in the South since the 1920's. Those ghosts still haunt the area, and regardless of the ebbs and flows of popularity, the roots are deep and music venues monopolize the area.
The other third of the businesses you'll see in Deep Ellum are tattoo parlors, much to my heart's delight. In my mind, tattoos are closely linked to the kind of dissent that keeps a country honest with itself. I saw a documentary some years ago (was it Sicko?), and I remember distinctly a woman from it saying, "In France, the government is afraid of the people. In American, the people are afraid of the government." I know that France earned that right with years and years of rebellion, which I hope America is on the cusp of.
At least in my neighborhood, I feel like it could be a possibility.
After walking around for a while
and seeing so much cool art,
I was inspired to take a few artsy photos of my own....
of the dog,
a cool old newspaper I found,
even a sign that I found ironic. :)
By the end, even the "Visit Myrtle Beach" sky-writing seemed like art. :)