Ok today was the 3rd time since I've been in Leicester I've been left stunned by something! The first time was when I met a lovely PCSO, the 2nd was when I saw Lee getting a Tattoo of the Claudio image and flag, the 3rd time happened today.
I was up the ladder like usual and heard this thunderous bassline coming from a car turned into Kate Street. I had a look and saw an old VW Golf coming, I didn't pay much attention...but then she turned around and drove past me again, and WOW!
(I know it's random talking about a car...but lol)
This guy Dil has restored this car into a true classic, one of the best things I've ever seen!
I had to go and speak to him and we chatted for a while, he showed me his car. It was really inspiring :)
Writing about this car on here, I'm a bit like why would most people be interested in that? Maybe I shouldn't write about it, but! The last year I think, I've really had this thing in my head, where if I feel to say something, or write something, or do something...and if I know I'm coming from a good place and not saying anything negative, or not going to hurt anyone, then why not say it, write it, or do it! And it really works, so many great things have happened to me recently by doing this, like being in Leicester at the moment, having the best time of my life here. It's only happened because I didn't allow myself to say no to myself. (I love the movie Yes Man with Jim Carrey btw) I know this sounds like a motivational speech a bit, but not really. I'm just writing anything that's in my head and not thinking too much :))
My brother might read this, Graham if you are look at this shop right where the wall is...
Heaven...Daymans DIY, I swear they got the 2 Ronnies out the back somewhere.
These guys are so kind, making me Tea... until I stopped being polite and told them I don't drink tea LOL
I have almost finished Wes, but I think I can get it better. Everyone seems to love it!
Thats so amazing, but I can see 'some' things and will try and make it better.
And then start on Shinji...
Here's where the wall is at right now...
The White bit right down the end is just getting read to paint Shinji there tomorrow... if the Weathers ok. Can't even moan at ALL if it rains for a bit, it's been great weather, I've even been using suncream...in Leicester!!! Never thought I'd need that :P
It can be quite funny at the wall sometimes, what happens is that people like to talk about the fact people might be distracting me, and then they say 'Oh, but we're distracting you now ourselves' lol
I keep saying it's really ok, apart from that one person who... No not really, it's not distracting at all, well it is I guess, but at same time it's pushing me to do the best I can at this, when I can see people wanting to ask me about it, or talk about it. It's something truly magnificent. That young kids, Old Ladies, Police, all races, all classes, pass by, mingle with each other, and I can hear them talking about Art, on a wall! Done with Spraypaint! Hundreds must have passed through, maybe, can't be sure, maybe even 4 figures.
But just for the record, yes I am painting the whole team, right up to the end of the wall, and around the side. I have faith we won't get vandalised (oh, the irony) and don't need perspex protection. Vardy is going up last (don't panic)
Just been tagged in this on Instagram as I'm writing this, this sums it all up.
This is a girl from Russia, who came today, and was making a video blog thing with her friend, she was quite emotional! She wanted a hug!
And then, as if my day couldn't be any better Nandos' time! nom nom nom nom...
I checked my emails when I got back to Hotel and found an email from a guy who did an interview with me yesterday. Must never judge a book by it's cover! Maybe I misunderstood, but it came across like was just a hobby for him to film things, next thing I know its on Big Websites in Italy. I got so many friends there, like my family! So close to me! So it's really cool they can see something, especially with the heart breaking soundtrack they added <3