Donna James is an artist and photographer from Nova Scotia who now lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Most photographs of street art, graffiti, bumper stickers, and licence plates were taken in Ottawa. If not they will be identified by location.

 

Basic Dental Care

Basic Dental Care

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Rural Admonition (Nova Scotia)

Rural Admonition

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Building Greeting

Building Greeting

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Maybe … Not

Maybe...not

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A Creative Mantra

 

A Creative Mantra

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I said Yes (New York City)

I said Yes

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NYC Sidewalk

(New York City)

NYC Sidewalk

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Looking for something … else (New York City)

Looking for Something...else

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Heavenly Body Repairs

(New York City)

Heavenly Body Repairs

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5th Ave NYC

(New York City)

5th Ave NYC

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Driving Mantra

Driving Mantra

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It’s Not Easy Being a Saint

It's not easy being a Saint

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Ever So Humble

Ever So Humble

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Simple Pleasures Make the Soul Skip

 

Simple pleasures make the soul skip

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Sometimes …

Sometimes ... Copyright © Donna James

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 The Goddess Drives

The Goddess Drives

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Sometimes there is no other way to say it!

Personal Preference

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Legion Grovel

Forgive me, I am kind - Legion grovel

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Create Wonder

Create Wonder and...

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Make Something Beautiful

Make Something

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Raise Chaos!

Image 50

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From This Day Forward

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No One Cares About Your Stick Family

Image 47

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Chive On!

Image 48

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A trace of love

The Trace of Love...

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…on my heart

on your heart

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Take All You Need

Love - Take all you need. Copyright © Donna James

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Everyone Matters – Now More Than Ever

Everyone matters - now more than ever

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Ecclesiastical Advice

Ecclesiastical Advice - Copyright © Donna James

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Inanimate declaration

Inanimate declaration - Copyright © Donna James

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Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart. Copyright © Donna James

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Send Love

Send Love. Copyright © Donna James

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Who is Beautiful

Who is Beautiful - Copyright © Donna James

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Construction Followers

Construction Followers. Copyright © Donna James

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Live the Life you Love

Live the Life You Love. Copyright © Donna James

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A Reminder – Going Through Life or Walking on the Street

A reminder - going through life or walking on the street

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Love is on Your Side

Needing a virtual Hug - Me and the Tree. Copyright Donna James

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Park Bench Advice # 1

Please Don't Hate Yourself Copyright Donna James

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Park Bench Advice # 2

You are Wonderful Copyright Donna James

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Trash Bin – You Don’t Exist

Trash Bin - You don't Exist. Copyright Donna James

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King David’s Carpet Cleaning

King David's Carpet Cleaning Copyright Donna James

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Pedestrian Warning

Pedestrian warning Copyright Donna James

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A Thief Stole my Underwear

A thief stole my underwear Copyright Donna James

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Wall – Still Not Loving Police

Wall - Not Loving the Police Copyright Donna James

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OH!

OH! Copyright Donna James

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 Advice From Jackson Pollack

Advice from Jackson Pollock Copyright Donna James

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Bumper Stick on SUV

Bumper Sticker Spotted on a SUV - Sick of Traffic Copyright Donna James

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Wallack Sign – The Earth

Wallack Sigh - The Earth Copyright Donna James

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I Love You – No Issues

I Love You - No Issues Copyright Donna James

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I Love You – I Have Issues

I Love You I have Issues

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If I Only Had A Brain – I’d come in out of the snow

If I only had a brain, I'd come in out of the snow Copyright Donna James

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Parked Under My Beloved Window

Parked under my beloved window

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Elphin Apartments – Happily Filled

Elphin Apts

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Censorship is Indecent

Censorship is indecent Copyright Donna James

Copyright © Donna James

Originally published June 2013

Latest update March 30th 2016

14 Responses

  1. Laurie Steven

    I love the new photos. Vibrant colours, bold, embracing the messages or questioning them openly. Decisive. Exciting to see the play between titles and images. Donna’s humour is coming to the fore! Great work.

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  2. Laurie Steven

    I love Donna’s new posting! I see a journey in the photos, a debate,
    and an adventure in the titles. Exciting.

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  3. Laurie Steven

    Am thrilled by this instalment. The words made me wonder who wrote them and why and for whom, and could they ever imagine that they might flow through your piercing photographs into me and have an impact?

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  4. Bobbie

    The eyes have it – and you have a good one. Not sure what kind of camera you use, but regardless, there is talent behind the lens. Looking forward to seeing more like this – with maybe some comments from you.

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  5. Lisa

    Fantastic photographs! What an observant eye you have – gives one a whole new take on Ottawa. They certainly made me wonder about the writer of the messages! Thanks – loved them.

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  6. marcelle

    Your wonderful sense of humour so often shines in your photos. Looking forward to more!

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  7. Laurie Steven

    The photo’s are amazing! What is commercial, what is art, what is graffiti – very challenging. Every picture telling the beginning of a story, of the life of the person that made the sign, but leaving us with a question, wanting to know more. And every one giving a tiny glimpse of the world around the sign, also making us want more. Made me wonder about our lives – food, love, carpet cleaning and — hole warmers??? Can’t wait for the next instalment!!!

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