Tag Archives: Paste-ups

RICE for breakfast

17 Jun
Stencil art on Barcelona streets by RICE

Antony Perkins – Carrer del Carne

Happy Monday! How about a hearty breakfast to kick-start the week? In Hong Kong (where I lived for 4 years) this would mean a bowl of congee, the main ingredient of which is rice. So let’s have some RICE for breakfast, shall we? Of the kind you can find on Barcelona’s streets.

Stencil art on Barcelona streets by RICE

Who’s that girl? – Carrer del Carme

RICE has been active and I found a few new stencils just the other day, all in El Raval. He or she (doesn’t anybody know anything about this artist?) appears to enjoy making stencil portraits of famous people. Such as these three… Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Stencil art on Barcelona streets by RICE

David Bowie – Plaça dels Àngels

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Child play

6 Mar
Child play at Barcelona's Cute Suite

Bat on the ready – Carrer Joaquin Costa

Child play at Barcelona's Cute Suite

Good old Lego! – Plaça Àngels

Child play at Barcelona's Cute Suite

Just fallen – Carrer Grunyi

Child play at Barcelona's Cute Suite

At play? – Carrer Jovellanos

400!!

17 Jan
Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Floristes de la Rambla

What? Yep! 400 blog posts since I started the Cute Suite. I can’t quite believe it, but WordPress has been counting and confirms the number, so it must be true!

Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Grunyi

If you’ve been checking in for a while, you know I like to celebrate round numbers with a bit of graffiti, so I thought I’d continue this ‘tradition’ and share some cute street art I found around town, where having one’s eyes closed or open appears to be the theme…

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I <3 cats

3 Dec copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Smiley kitten – Carrer Grunyi

I <3 cats. And last Friday I met a really cute cat. It slipped into my front door as I was leaving to catch a flight. Not the best moment to meet a new cat, but I am glad to have met it, because it was a very pretty tabby, with a nice meow and, once it was a little calmer and approachable, seemed like a very friendly one.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Contrasting cats – Carrer Volta dels Tamborets

My heart melted and I would’ve loved to keep it, but I had to be off, to catch that flight I mentioned earlier. What unfortunate timing, right? Long story short, I picked it up and put it back out on the staircase, where it sat, looking at me with its soft, sad eyes, meowing at me ever so softly and plaintively, while I made my way downstairs… Sigh, sigh, sigh!

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Actors and singers

3 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Mia Farrow – Carrer de la Cera

It is always arresting and delightful to come across interesting graffiti, and especially so (at least for me) when the subjects are people who are famous. Mostly those famous people are actors and singers, and here are some examples of their portraits graffiti style – enjoy!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Norah Jones – Carrer de Maria Aurelia Capmany

Some of these portraits are simple stencils where only black paint has been used, such as the one of singers Norah Jones (above) and Adèle (below)…

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