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Stanley Park’s seawall in winter blues and greens

On Stanley Park’s Seawall there’s more than meets the eye, from Eagle’s flights announced loudly from high in the Doug Firs, to tiny shells hidden under middens of wave action pounding at low tide. From art inspired by beaches, to bike and walking lanes sporting new red paint separations. Where have you found treasures along this coast shoreline? For more fun info about the Kitsilano Beach side of the seawall visit the seawallchronicles video at


If you ever catch a glimpse of stark white (heads or tails) on a dark black heavy feathered body, while looking up through the fir branches along the Stanley Park west side seawall, you might also listen for the Bald Eagle’s yodel cry “ee-eeee-ee-eee”. If you’re luckier still you may see baldies swooping low to swipe a fish on the wing. Next post: heron sightings!


Shell Studies in water color and pencil, or pastels and crayons, match up well with shell searches at low tide after the storms.


Stanley Park in winter after wind and wave sweeping high tides last month, when part of the seawall was uprooted, trees, rock wall and all.

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January Blues art and music show, Deer Lake Gallery Burnaby BC, Jan 12th, so many great media make a feast for any blues music or art lover.

Blues Art – January’s Theme in Vancouver, in the Deer Lake Art Gallery artists and musicians created the coolest blue show to bring out creative ideas that include sculpture, ceramics and paintings, installations and video plus more mixed media all in blue! More blue art photos from the blue event…


Singing painting and sculpting in blue notes Jan-Feb 2013

Opening event on January 12th-continuing to February 2And 2013.  Here are some favorite blue highlights of artwork I’m showing!


BlueLeaf Swirl is mixed media, mostly acrylic and leaf collage on canvas.


BlueMaple2 is part of my blue-framed images created with mixed media pastel based for the blue show.

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Happy New Year, Joyful January!

IMGP4224IMGP4249Beautiful white snow covered mountaintop trees at Hollyburn Dec 31st across town from blue mountain frostings (above) seen from Vancouver, and then one of a series from blue-inspired leaf swirl painting/collages. IMGP4244