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Billy Blue Change Your World Contest by Davenwolf Billy Blue Change Your World Contest by Davenwolf
Beach pebbles are a beautiful thing, they’re smooth, fit nicely in your hand and have very pleasing shapes but sometimes I give nature a helping hand. Over the years I’ve painted hundreds of these pebbles and all have been given away as random gifts. I paint them with non toxic paint and a waterproof sealer so they can handle water and weather.
On occasion I will paint one and take it back to where I found it, wish it a good life and walk away. This is my way of giving back to the beach from where I gathered my pebbles. Some I’m sure get washed away into the ocean and live their lives as a colourful addition to the beauty below the waves, some will get worn off by the turns and tumbles of the pebbles surrounding them and some will be found by passersby. Can you image the stories these people would tell once discovering the painted pebbles and try to imagine why they are there and where they came from. I’ve never found out the fate of any of my journey pebbles but that doesn't stop me from creating more. 
Ours is a world full of colour and mystery. It is my hope that a little improvement now and then, a little human intervention, might render it even more beautiful.

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Garnette1601 Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think this is my favourite artpiece that made it to the semifinals. This is really just beautiful.
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Davenwolf Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Garnette :)
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Garnette1601 Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I especially love that it's painted aboriginal-style. I've always loved the way they paint.
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Davenwolf Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)

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Noticed your photo made it to the semi finals of the comp, congratulations.
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Davenwolf Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) It would be a great thrill to win 
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No worries, I'm still trying to get a good shot of the food stealing kookaburras at Frothy Coffee. LOL!
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Davenwolf Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
We have very friendly ones here at home, along with the magpies, butcher birds, noisy miners and blue faced honey eaters, all come to say hi and drink from the bird bath. 

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And I get ducks on my front lawn.
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Davenwolf Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
lol yep we have a family of wood ducks/maned geese ( same thing different name 

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