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Dramatic Waterfront

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December ushered in a fresh dose of stormy weather, following November’s sharp, clear snapping cold (unusual for balmy Vancouver).

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Weather shifts make dramatic skies, intense sea-lighting effects below the ever dramatic coast and mountain/skyscraper backdrop.IMGP9674

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wooden ships of summer 2013

Ships of summers past – inspired by forest, engineered by artists,  wood takes to the sea in my  seasonal collection of beautiful watercraft, historic work and play vessels, some dating to the early 20th century. Next Post- tripping inland to 1800s and a Gold Rush past.

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– going by ferry to False Creek, Vancouver wooden boat festival , AugustImage

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BC’s famed historic Steamship “Master”

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“Deerleap”visiting Vancouver from California and Oregon

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View of “Freedom” – with a few splashes of good luck on the ferry from seagull-sam!

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– from huge false creek ships to tiny one-person craft

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ImageFunctional art, musical instruments, furniture designs: all illustrate the diverse talents of their local and North American creators.

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– and the music of summer sounds sweet at Port Moody’s celebration of wood summer festival

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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


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July sun + BC coast = ahhh summer

Sunset bike ride on Vancouver’s seawall, with a pause to glimpse the views through spoke silhouettes, dusk and walkers caught in the lens for just a moment. A bit farther along, a couple of our family’s ‘best friends’ waiting for the game to end and their ride to continue.

‘Best friends’ take a beachside break while dad plays frisbee and the strollers stroll by. They are too cute for words. This creative coast art blog has expanded a bit to include all sorts of cool stuff that we see around the shore on the waters near the ocean and sometimes inland. Check www.seawallchronicles.com for lots more videos featuring these two and more.

VISIT THE FUN PAPERGIRL LINK FOR WONDERFUL JULY ART IN VANCOUVER’S YALETOWN AT THE ROUNDHOUSE!

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THE ROUNDHOUSE is really a train house where westward bound steam train engines were rotated before heading east. It was the only choice as the ocean waters in False Creek lap upon shores just outside in Vancouver’s Yaletown. Now it serves as community arts and civic-recreation centre, hosts diverse events and exhibits…. below is photo of oldtimer steam engine housed in showroom.

 

374 taking life easy in the Roundhouse!