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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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The-Feral-Child Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Beautiful work and a lovely thought, Davenwolf.
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Garnette1601 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Garnette :)
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Garnette1601 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)

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butterfly-V Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Noticed your photo made it to the semi finals of the comp, congratulations.
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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) It would be a great thrill to win 
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butterfly-V Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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 Featured By Owner 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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butterfly-V Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
And I get ducks on my front lawn.
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:icondavenwolf:
Davenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
lol yep we have a family of wood ducks/maned geese ( same thing different name 

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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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Rainiila Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! I love the colours, and how the painting style is similar to that of an Aboriginal Australian. I also love that concept, of painting those pebbles, and putting them back into the water blows me away. I've never thought of that, and I think it's really inspirational.

I love this. I love the concept, and the painting. If anyone deserves to win, you do.

And if you don't mind, I'm really going to have to try this out someday. :D
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:icondavenwolf:
Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your kind words Rainiila, I'd love you to help spread this kind of giving :)
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Rainiila Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This deserves every piece of love it's ever been given :)
And I'll definitely do that someday.
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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) sending you hugz 

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:iconrainiila:
Rainiila Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)

You deserve getting into the semi-finals! Good luck!
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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)

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Dei-bon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
I like your idea :D

Hopefully one day I will find one of your pebbles.. If I ever do I'll send you a picture :squee:
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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Dei-bon :) 
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wildartguy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love the colour and light, but even more so the idea behind it! Reminds me of the guy who wrote "Eternity" all over Sydney, and the concept of "Pay it Forward". The idea that you can change someones day, maybe even their life, while asking nothing in return, not even the payoff of seeing the effect of what you've wrought.
You don't see genuine altruism much, but this certainly qualifies. Good luck, I think it’s a great interpretation of the contest philosophy.
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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you very much, I truly believe in the "Pay it Forward" ideal and have had some nice surprises myself occasionally.
I really appreciate your feedback :)
Thanks again.  
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Fellstar59 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Oh my god this is just so beautiful, I love the colours and the concept, wow :O
(there goes my chances, good luck man you'll own it :D )
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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awww fanx llluminya :) 
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Fellstar59 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
why can't I favourite it more than once! it should be up the top :iconwhyyyyplz:
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:icondavenwolf:
Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
 You have some nice entries too

:) I sent another pebble on a journey yesterday 
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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
 Here's an image of the journey pebble totally submerged
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Such an awesome thing thing to do! Outstanding Daven!
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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Hal :)
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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha I need to reset my camera. i took this photo this afternoon but it says I took it in the future :-P
And yes the pebble is actually in the water 

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butterfly-V Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Awesome job with the rock painting, very detailed.

 

Another Mid North Coaster, sweet!

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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fanx :) 
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hotpotudon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOODNESS. I love the colors man. :D
And the contrast form natural to painted is lovely. 
Nice job, really pretty!
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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Silver :)

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hotpotudon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course. :D
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colinbm1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Good on you :)
Great story & a beautiful art form, puts another meaning to a 'Pet Rock'.
I have always wondered how many ancient microbial lives these rock contain....they are still eternal.
Col
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Davenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Col :) 

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