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The other Lighthouse at Cape Spear Progress 4 : Finally Complete

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The other Lighthouse at Cape Spear Copyright 2014 Lorelei Walsh Park

The other Lighthouse at Cape Spear Copyright 2014 Lorelei Walsh Park

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Watercolourist is moving again!!!

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Hi folks, this is my first blog including text only.  Just wanted to let you know that I am still around and still reading blogs but I am moving at the moment and have been extremely busy with the move and finishing up at work before I go on vacation.  Hopefully, I can start blogging and making art again as soon as possible as I am certainly feeling the fact that I haven’t put brush to paper or canvas for almost a month!!!  Unheard of in the past three years and becoming intolerable!!  I am admiring the art around me daily, from the art I find in the natrual environment to the clothing people wear to all of your fabulous blogs!!  Wish me luck in getting back to the studio (or some semblance of a studio) very soon!   All the best and keep making art!!!  Blog on my friends,  Lorelei x

Pineapple Palm

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Pineapple Palm Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Pineapple Palm Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Driving around Marco Island, Florida, I have been captured by the beauty, and variety, of the palm tree. The Pineapple Palm in particular is one I really love and I found one just down the street from where we are staying. We drove past it twice and it stayed in my mind’s eye. As soon as I arrived back to the house at the end of the day, I drew this! Hope you enjoy and keep making art!

Manatees are Magical

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Manatees are Magical Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Manatees are Magical Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

My family and I had the pleasure of taking a private, expertly guided, manatee tour the other day and it was amazing. Seeing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat was simply breathtaking. We learned a lot about the manatees, their history, feeding patterns, and their stress-free herbivorous lifestyle. I was fascinated to learn that they float out to the Gulf of Mexico on the tide, feed and then hitch a ride back into the calm inlets the same way. How smart is that! The lore about the manatee is that this is the mammal that was often mistaken for the mermaid by weary sailors. My bilingual daughter then expertly informed me that the manatee is called the “siren” en francais. Makes total sense. If you ever get a chance get to the marina behind the Port of the Islands Hotel on State road 41 that runs down through the Florida Everglades, dock D and book yourself a tour, you will not be sorry. Enjoy my very simple drawing of the manatee, keep exploring your world and keep making art.