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For old times sake.....

Posted by James Flynn on August 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Graffiti was a massive part of my teenage years.  For a long time it was all I thought about.  There was nothing I enjoyed more than going out late at night and climbing onto the train tracks after getting hold of some paint, and spending the night painting away, and getting into all kinds of adventures.


It really was a real life adventure.  It was like a sub - community, meeting up in the night to go and paint this wall, or that wall, or finding a way into a train depot, or just to simply be out, getting your name up somewhere and leaving your mark.


A lot of people don't understand graffiti, or don't like it.  I can understand why, because a great deal of graffiti is just "tagging", which is often done by young kids who don't know what they are doing.  But graffiti has inspired a lot of creativity over the years, and I miss the thrill of the adventure a lot.


Which is why I couldn't resist getting out my spraycans recently, and painting a portrait.  This was actually a first for me, as I used to paint mainly letters with spraypaint back in the day.


But I was pretty satisfied with my efforts......

I was looking forward to this day so much, I even decided to bring my video camera along.  You can see me painting this right here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYMe8sV783M

 

I enjoyed painting this so much, I will definately be going back out again soon to paint another.  I'm looking forward to it already.

Until next time......

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