“Первое утро в Торонто…”– Red Labyrinth – Augusta Avenue – Pedestrian Sunday – Kensington Market – Toronto

This was the final Labyrinth I painted on North Augusta Avenue before the street was re-opened to vehicular traffic this past Pedestrian Sunday Kensington Market.

As I finished chalking, Yvonne Bambrick informed me I had barely 30 minutes to paint the chalk outline of my design, before the cars began rolling through.

I rushed the painting and took every short cut I could to complete at least a single coat of paint atop the chalk outline.

Only one Aglet was transformed into a Heart.

The Heart at the top of the Labyrinth was left with only the outline painted and one long brush roll half-way into the centre of it.

I was shocked, surprised, satisfied with how fast I painted it.

It was walk-able. Which numerous people began to do.

Yet many more people self-organized for group photographs captured atop the Labyrinth.

I’m still basking in the glow, the feeling, the learnings, from this Red Labyrinth.

Something has changed for me.

I can complete painted Labyrinths a LOT faster than I thought.

When Yvonne gave that 30 minute warning, she didn’t dissuade me from beginning to paint, she simply let me factually know I had a deadline.

My mind wanted to blurt out loud, “Challenge Accepted.”

…I kept that to myself.

Humility. The hell with my Hubris.

Result ?

This Red Labyrinth . . .

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Первое утро в Торонто)) организм пока не понимает, но постоянно находится в среднем положении между хочу спать и не хочу. В сторис видео утренней улицы. Дождливо ((( влажно и душно. Вообще, непривычно. Пока не могу понять нравится мне тут или хочется бежать в натёртый лоском мегаполис ))))) Ах да, в самолёте надо было лететь в маске, очень много разных людей с незнакомыми мне бациллами (ну те что живут в наших организмах постоянно) На ночь нос заложило((( Хорошо всяких полезных мазей набрала , утром все ок! Скоро иммунитет к новой среде адаптируется. Всем хорошего дня! #путешествия #канада #торонто #хостел #селфи #флаги #oxanapetrova #своатмосфератл #трансплантация #туризм #trip #canada #transplantation

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