Monday, March 22, 2010

All in a Row. Think Monday - Think ATC



Here's my entry for "All in a Row" this week's challenge at Think Monday - Think ATC.  This is an ATC made in memory of the row house I lived in for many years in downtown Toronto while I was attending the University of Toronto.  Smack in the middle of downtown, just 2 little old rowhouses, connected, in the midst of skyscrapers, theatres, pubs, shops, warehouses.  It was wonderful!  I had a studio apartment on the top floor, with a deck out the back, on the roof.  I could sit on my roof and watch the fireworks at the CN Tower.


ATC made with layered hand dyed papers, stamped with paint, drawn, and embellished. The base paper is a house blueprint.

My Toronto row house was not painted in these vibrant spring colors, but it was painted with a beautiful mural on the street side wall.  The artist, Bill Wrigley, lived on the second floor of our building - those are his windows incorporated into the streetcar, and in the lower right corner of the mural you see our landlord, Leon Katz.  I lived in the house before, during and after Bill painted the mural.  How cool is that!

14 comments:

  1. i absolutely like the look of this atc!!

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  2. Oh wow wonderful ATC.
    Gorgeous.

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  3. I love the idea behind your ATC as well as the great design!

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  4. It must have been a wonderful place in which to live!!! I love your rendition of this ATC - the colors are so pretty!

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  5. What a fantastic ATC! And what grand memories of past days in the mural painted row house.

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  6. A unique way to portray the row homes, love what you did.

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  7. So creative and artsy - I love it and your story of your great row house!

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  8. very nice and a wonderful take off on the theme. That was one I didn't think of. What an amazing mural on your row house.

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  9. Neat..I love the button on there! Very pretty colors

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  10. Hi,,,i think my order will be coming soon from you, I just received another order I made a day or two before yours...so any day now...

    I'm looking forward to my goodies!

    ciao bella

    btw..love your atc...toronto...home, so cool!
    carmelina

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  11. Fabulous design and colours!

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  12. This is very cool! Love your ATC and love the Toronto story, what a fabulous mural! Cheers!

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  13. Something that looks different - that´s great.

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