Creative Crush: Happy street art with Jennifer from Classic Play

Each Friday, a special blogger friend shares their current Creative Crush – whatever is cause for inspiration at this very moment. This week, I’m happy to have Jennifer from Classic Play. She’s the creative mind behind the Classic Play blog and toy company Ellie Bellie Kids. We met through blogging and then met in real life at Alt, of course. And she was just as charming, warm and kind in person as she is online. She’s the real deal. And if you don’t believe me you should absolutely sign up for her online Alt class on Writing and Finding your Voice. And her crush is making me smile big time this morning. Enjoy.

Gene Davis Street Art

I’m not sure if it’s coming out of spring or entering a new phase in my life, but this photo of street art inspired by the work of Gene Davis speaks to me. It’s playful, bold and charming all that the same time. And like most things, there’s so much beneath the surface. I look at this photo and think about: the juxtaposition of brightness in an otherwise gray city; the explosion of whimsy in a city that’s known for being constrained by politics and perception; and how something, that at first glance, looks simple must have required a massive amount of planning.How can you look at this and not smile? How can you not want to stop traffic just to skip down it? I mean colored stripes! On a street! I love it.

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  • Torrie

    such a happy image indeed! (and yes, the practical part of me did immediately wonder… how was this *executed?? :))

  • Melanie

    This is awesome! Thanks Estelle and Jennifer.

  • Jen C

    Torrie, that was exactly my thought too. I'm one of those people that loves behind the scenes documentaries/extras on dvds. I'm obsessed with knowing what goes into making something.

    PS. Estelle, I need to tell you how much I adore the tag "friendship" for this series. It's what I love about blogging—the friendships I've made. Thanks so very much for having me by today!

  • rooth

    It's like those cars are parked on a giant beach umbrella!