Along the tracks in Japantown, San Jose.
Mural in Progress on East Taylor Street
Jacquelin de Leon mural in progress (https://www.jacquelindeleon.com/).
Coastal Baths Mural
This mural is by Jacquelin de Leon (https://www.jacquelindeleon.com/). It is under Park Ave. on the Guadalupe River Trail and is really comforting to me.
Maybe this is why I am including so many photos and can not settle on fewer; I appreciate this comfort right now.
The artist said that this is inspired from being a kid in the bath with all of her sea animal toys and imagining herself in the sea with them all around her and then recently going to the ocean and wanting to sit in there with all of the sea animals (https://www.instagram.com/p/CdeHF4IPWbu/). That makes me smile.
San Jose Earthquakes Soccer Mural
By Sean Boyles on Lincoln Ave.
Humble Beginnings Mural
This is the Humble Beginnings Mural, created by six artists of the Humble Beginning Art Collective who each did a section that blended together on the Guadalupe River Trail.
Fun with a Flip Phone
They say the best camera is the one you have with you. Sometimes that means a flip phone’s camera. Here are a few photos captured on a flip phone recently.
San Jose Sky
There is something so calming when the sky does this.
El Sueño de la Mariposa Mural
El Sueño de la Mariposa, The Dream of the Butterfly, created by muralist Morgan Bricca (https://www.morganmurals.com). Stunningly beautiful.
Hummingbird in Flight in San Jose
Yoake No Noraneko Mural
Yoake No Noraneko, Japanese for “Stray Cat at Dawn”. This is by local San Jose artist and tattoo artist Horitomo (https://monmoncats.com/), known for his designs of Monmon cats, “Tattoo cats”. You find this one walking down to the Guadalupe River Trail from Coleman Ave.
I like this one. I do not know what the artist was intending though I see a modern street cat walking through a San Jose garden when still dark and feeling like a big tiger, playing and connecting with his own heritage at the same time.