November 19, 2014

Graffiti: Art or Vandalism? Naomi Bellina author of Don't Say No #RLFblog #graffiti

Don't Say No 
I read a book some time ago that featured taggers, or graffiti artists. I found the subject fascinating and had to do more research. According to an article at the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, there are four major types of graffiti, all problematic and some gang related. Then there are other articles like this one at Smashing Magazine, that portray graffiti as art. Check out the examples they show here, or these by female street artists. I wouldn't mind having some of this artwork on the building at my business.
If I did decide to decorate the outside of my shop, how would I go about finding a graffiti artist? An Internet search brought up a Facebook page, a Tumblr page, and many more sites all over the world. Not too many in my area, but I'm sure I could hunt one down, possibly listing themselves as a mural artist.
Beautiful as it is, sometimes the pictures are done without permission. In Don't Say No, unwelcome graffiti is painted all over the outside of a spa on grand opening day. Curse words, not beautiful pictures. My hero and heroine come up with a creative solution to solve the problem.
Have you ever seen graffiti that you'd like painted on your walls? Thanks so much for reading.

About the Book

Mixing business with pleasure has never been so much fun
Amber's life sucks. Her ex got her thrown out of college, then fired from her job. When she's hired for a mystery shopping assignment, she hopes this is exactly what she needs to kick-start her life and get her back on track.
Jaeger is all business when he hires Amber to check out the spa he's purchasing. If she can help him prove that the venture will be a success, then he can build his own future, not the one his family has mapped out for him. Becoming attracted to his sexy spy isn't part of the plan.
Amber can't see how she fits into Jaeger's world, and he's too uptight to ever fit into hers. Circumstances bring them together, in bed and out, but when a secret from his upper-class life is revealed, Amber must decide if she can trust him. Or is her life going down in flames all over again?
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About the Author

Naomi Bellina
Provocative tales of love, lust, passion and magic
Naomi lives in sunny Florida with the love of her life and a magical calico cat. She writes for various fiction and non-fiction markets but is drawn to romance because her characters insist on canoodling and falling in love. So she lets them. Her interests include dancing, motorcycle riding, drumming and creating healthy meals. She takes the opportunity to play whenever possible. Her motto: Never pass up the opportunity to have an adventure!

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  1. Thanks for having me here today, Kayelle!

    1. Always happy to have you, Naomi. You have a provocative article today. I'd say it's both art and vandalism. I've seen some that's beautiful.

    2. Me too. I guess the question is, was the artist invited to paint or not?


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