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christinaarsenault:

Last summer, while visiting home, we pulled over on the side of a very busy highway so I could take this photo. The small painting is a familiar sight for many folk who have traveled over Kellys Mountain (Cape Breton Island). 
I have clear memories of the many road trips we made as a family between Sydney and Ingonish. My siblings and I would watch for the portrait with anticipation as we started the climb up the mountain from the backseat of the family car (where we sang along to The Rankin Family of course). 
Last spring my photograph along with 4 others hung at Java Blend Cafe in the North End of Halifax. I was contacted by a man named Neil who told me his mom had painted the portrait. Through email he told me this story,
Mom first painted this back in 1981 I think, on one of my parents many trips to their summer cabin in River Denys. That cabin also used to have paintings on it as well. She had her paints, ladder and brushes, she found the image on the back of a magazine I think and used that as a model for Kelly. 
She painted to the many horns or cars and trucks as well as people yelling things good and bad. Some people thought it was great, others thought she was defacing the rocks. Sometime after that, not sure how many years, but the department of highways sand blasted all the graffiti from the rocks including Mom’s painting. I guess there were complaints on the morning talk show after they sand blasted the painting, so she went back up and put the painting back on. Now I’m not sure what year that was, but it’s been there ever since. 
She would touch up the painting most summers and cover up anything anyone painted on Kelly. One summer it was so hot, someone painted a pair of sunglasses on him, funny. When she passed 2 years ago, my sisters, Brother, Dad and nieces when up to touch up the painting. One niece did the majority of the touch up, seems to display artistic talent as well. I had the Plaque made that summer and stuck it to the wall.
For everyone else, who can not stop (probably not recommended) the plaque reads:
Kelly
Painted by Vinetta Colosimo
Dominion, NS, 1934-2012
 
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christinaarsenault:

Last summer, while visiting home, we pulled over on the side of a very busy highway so I could take this photo. The small painting is a familiar sight for many folk who have traveled over Kellys Mountain (Cape Breton Island). 

I have clear memories of the many road trips we made as a family between Sydney and Ingonish. My siblings and I would watch for the portrait with anticipation as we started the climb up the mountain from the backseat of the family car (where we sang along to The Rankin Family of course). 

Last spring my photograph along with 4 others hung at Java Blend Cafe in the North End of Halifax. I was contacted by a man named Neil who told me his mom had painted the portrait. Through email he told me this story,

Mom first painted this back in 1981 I think, on one of my parents many trips to their summer cabin in River Denys. That cabin also used to have paintings on it as well. She had her paints, ladder and brushes, she found the image on the back of a magazine I think and used that as a model for Kelly.

She painted to the many horns or cars and trucks as well as people yelling things good and bad. Some people thought it was great, others thought she was defacing the rocks. Sometime after that, not sure how many years, but the department of highways sand blasted all the graffiti from the rocks including Mom’s painting. I guess there were complaints on the morning talk show after they sand blasted the painting, so she went back up and put the painting back on. Now I’m not sure what year that was, but it’s been there ever since.

She would touch up the painting most summers and cover up anything anyone painted on Kelly. One summer it was so hot, someone painted a pair of sunglasses on him, funny. When she passed 2 years ago, my sisters, Brother, Dad and nieces when up to touch up the painting. One niece did the majority of the touch up, seems to display artistic talent as well. I had the Plaque made that summer and stuck it to the wall.

For everyone else, who can not stop (probably not recommended) the plaque reads:

Kelly

Painted by Vinetta Colosimo

Dominion, NS, 1934-2012

 

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I wanted to make I post I could link too whenever someone asks me this~

Seriously. Even if I was hella in shape, really healthy, no one would be asking for health or work out tips from me if I was fat. Stop assuming because someone looks like what society deems as ‘healthy’ or ‘fit’ that they are, it’s a lie, they are try to sell you things and make you hate and judge strangers. Stop buying into it. 

Something to add, 

even medical professionals cannot judge people by their looks, which is why mri machines, and x-ray machines, are a fucking thing, but lazy doctors and lazy people will resort to ‘You just need to lose some weight,’ as any advice to any aliment a fat person may have, which is bullshit since being fat isn’t always the deciding factor in health. 

and to be frank, more people are gonna get this message cause it was said by a thin person, if a fat person wrote this it would just be reblogged with fat jokes, claiming op is making excuses, and faux concerns about health and claims of ‘glorifying obesity,’ And all those people who disagree with the message, ask yourself why. You are basically a successful, obnoxiously complacent product of a massive brain washing, being perfectly groomed in hating others who don’t look like what you’ve been told is proper and human and you have been taught that pretend empathy and backhanded concern is better then a real genuine understanding. 

Which I suggest you fix.

Thinness does not equal health or beauty, and the belief that it does has cost a lot of fucking lives. 

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