Saturday, July 16, 2016

A French Artist Brings Building Walls to Life

In France, there's a painter who has brought flat concrete to life. Look at these amazing paintings on the walls of buildings..
The French Banksy of Fake Facades
Source: MessyNessy,  July 7, 2016
The French are already really, really good at beautifying their towns and cities, but not every façade can look like it’s straight out of a postcard– that is unless you enlist the services of Patrick Commecy. Let’s just say this guy is the Banksy, the Michelangelo (or the Frida Kahlo) of fakery…

Find all his work on

This was the wall before: A master of trompe l’oeil, since the 1970s, Commecy has been using ugly façades of France as his canvas. Working with a team of around 30 muralists, he breathes life into local eyesores, commissioned by townships, businesses or individuals. And just look at the detail…


Not a bad exchange right? I’m sure we can all think of a few walls in our neighbourhoods that could use a lick of paint like this.  

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next