One woman, lots of paint and hundreds of tiles. If you're here because you found a painted tile, it's yours to keep.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Hazel likes cosmos and donuts

Dropped off a tile at a Dunkin Donuts in Broward. The lady featured in this tile is Hazel, a redheaded imaginative woman who started enjoying cosmopolitans long before Sex and the City made them popular. By day she works in a laundromat. But on Saturday nights (because she works Fridays) Hazel likes to put on her little black dress, go over to the Blue Martini and drink two cosmopolitans alone. While there, she eavesdrops and when she gets home she writes it all down in a little black book. There's something about these Saturday nights that make her feel special, independent, daring and mysterious. One days she plans to turn the little black book into a novel of some kind, or perhaps a movie ... Hazel loved feeling at the center of this little plot that no one but her even knew existed. If there's one thing that Hazel has learned in this life, it's that reality is overrated, and we could all do with a little less of it at times.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Natural Chicken Grill

The latest tile drop was at Natural Chicken Grill over by the gigantic Publix on Cordova Road in Fort Lauderdale

The character pictured on this tile is Elly, one of millions who can't decide between her job and her integrity. She searches the ads everyday but knows all the jobs she could really feel good about won't pay her bills. So she keeps on telling customers whatever lies she must tell them to make the sale. On Thursday she went to her doctor to get something to help her sleep at night, as she's been having trouble with that. The prescription would have been expensive if not for her health insurance. She's so fortunate to get those benefits, and to make enough money to pay for that new car, 'cause she really needs it to get to work and drive to her many sales appointments.

Monday, March 19, 2007


This one is Zelda. Zelda never revealed anyone's secrets. Some found her boring. I dropped her off at Lester's. I'm sure she'll find a good home, maybe right there at the diner, which isn't a bad place to be. Lesters is the absolute epitome of a diner. The coffee, the waitresses, the big old slabs of cake, the guys who sit at the counter and you just know they're regulars ... like a server's gonna walk up any minute and go -- what'll ya have Joe, the usual? And he's gonna say, Yup Betty, have I ever had anything else in the 8 years I been coming here? Well, there was that one time on your birthday when ya had that big old piece of cake.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sissy's sure cures

Made a run to the Borders (near the Galleria) and hid this tile of a character named Sissy. After a very stressful day, Sissy sometimes likes to sit on the back porch and blow bubbles. .... There is is something about bubbles that makes one forget about everything else. ... If Friday comes around and Sissy's is still stressed she buys herself one of those big cans of Guinness, a bag of shelled peanuts and a good movie. She watches the movie, drinks the beer and throws the peanut shells right on the living room floor ... sometimes she doesn't sweep them up till Sunday. Sissy adores being single.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Tiny shamrocks

Dropped this tile called Jane ... Jane Lawson, at Jane's ... Jane Lawson's. The other is Sean, who always knows when he's had one too many Guinnesses as the tiny shamrocks start to appear. I left this tile at a little Irish pub called McGuinness over in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Just slipped it onto a corner of the bar when no one was looking, then left.