Today, an Australian treat from Carolyn Page of ABC of Sprit Talk
“Look at the little crustacean. He has dollar notes in his shell..!!”
“and the little fish has dollar signs painted on it… I only discovered these when I zoomed in…. Don’t know the connection there; but think it’s worth a mention.”
This shark seems quite dapper in his elegant bow tie.
His shark pal sports a fancy jacket!
⭐ Thank you, Carolyn ⭐
Pics taken by Carolyn Page – 2016
“Just a little background on Newcastle:”
“Newcastle is a harbour city in the Australian state of New South Wales. Its plentiful beaches are linked by the Bathers Way, a coastal walk stretching between Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. The walk provides access to Bogey Hole, a convict-built ocean bath from the colonial period. Also on the path is the 1880s Fort Scratchley, a historic site and a viewpoint for spotting migrating whales.”
Although there are no whales on these boxes, Carolyn says:
“I’ve seen the migrating whales a couples of times. They are absolutely majestic! I especially love it when a mother and babe glide effortlessly, and seemingly slowly through the water. A brilliant sight.”
60 thoughts on “A Crustacean & Sharks in Newcastle”
This is incredible art, Resa! The details here are delightful, the bubbles and jellyfish tendrils, and so many other great details. And the subjects are true depictions, with a whimsical addition of clothing (love the bow tie) and facial expressions. Many thanks to Carolyn Page, and you, for sharing this fun Australian art.
They are ‘whimsical’ as you said, Jet. So pleased you’ve enjoyed them… 🙂
It really is wonderful to get pics of street art from over the world! Glad to hear that there is reality to go along with the whimsy! This has been a very fun post! 😀
Wow! Thanks for sharing these Resa! Carolyn’s art is really beautiful and fun. Those are the kinds of whimsical sea creatures I have been trying to doodle, too! 🙂
Here’s hoping they serve as great inspiration to you! They are very cute, and fun. Thanks to our gorgeous hostess, Resa, for showcasing them… 🙂
Oh they do, Carolyn. I am glad Resa shared them, too! The largest paper I think I’ve painted on is about 24×18 which I did 7 sea turtles on that size! Now I am trying to do them on 5×7. What a challenge!
Yes, they do remind me of your sea creatures, which are quite wonderful! I really love your giant turtle. 😀
Oh, thank you, Resa! I have been working on redrawing them to fit 5×7 cards. It feels so much harder! But I’m doing it! I am amazed at how people can paint on big objects like she does! 🙂
Hahaaaa… Resa, they look so cute here on ‘Graffiti, Lux and Murals’… It’s really cool to be a part of your fabulous blog.. Lots of Love… 🙂
Thank you for the wonderful pics, Carolyn! 😀 It really is great having you here! It is pretty fun over here. Lots of love back to you! xoxoxo
Aww, and thank you for helping to hostess this post, Carolyn! 😀 It makes it all so much more fun! xoxoxo
How much fun are those!!!! I love the shark with the jacket. Each one is so bold and colorful. Great street art.
Hahaaa… I had a great time taking the images. I love the shark too. It sure takes away the ‘scary’! 🙂
I agree! And it’s very exciting to have street art from Australia!
Daww a shark in a jumper! Immediately it makes them so much more cuddly. I love sharks but, generally, I prefer to steer well clear of them. If one is packing a jumper and some skinny jeans, you know it will have some interesting insights on coffee. Innit.
Agree, definitely cuddly! Does packing a jumper and some skinny jeans mean it’s a hipster shark? What kind of sharks like tea?
I love this box. Well done Carolyn ! A great find !
The fish with the dollar signs are piranha which makes sense as the whole painting represents the traders in the money markets.
Love to you both. Ralph xoxoxo ❤ ❤
Hey Ralph… 🙂
There were four power boxes in all; but, one box image didn’t turn out especially ‘clear’ so I sent only three to Resa. What a great post she made of them…
Well aren’t you clever! I think you are right; they sure look like the piranha I googled.
Love right back at ya! ❤
Thanks Carolyn, it was fun putting up this post! And isn’t Ralph a smarty pants> LOL ❤ xoxo
Well, Resa; we kinda knew that already; didn’t we? After all, he does have 2 cats that have become 3! Now that’s clever! 🙂
Well, well, aren’t we the smarty pants art interpreter! Well done! xoxo ❤ ❤
(Are you still in Spain?)
Hang on dear Resa, I’ll just look out of the window. Umm, yes, I am still in Spain ! lol
Big hug. Ralph xoxoxo ❤
These are so cute! I wonder if the crab with all the money is a reference to Mr. Crabbs from Spongebob. Apparently the creator of the show had studied marine animals and he got the idea for the crab character because crabs are such hoarders.
They are very cute! Your question is very interesting. So, now it’s revealed… you are a Spongebob fan! Working on your guest post, and I can’t remember if you are from Sao Paulo, or are down there working?
Yes, now you know my shameful secret lol. I do love Spongebob. I’m actually from British Columbia, Canada, I’m only here in Brazil because of my boyfriend’s work, and I’m just keeping him company. Fortunately I can do my writing from anywhere in the world.
Okay! Lucky you! I think you have 3 books. I will do a spotlight on you at the end of the guest post, where i will highlight your books. If you have more than 3, please correct me! xo
Thanks, that’s really nice of you, Resa. I’ve actually got 4-5 if you count the Uniform Desire anthology which includes one short story of mine. I hope it’s not too naughty for your audience. Some of these are a bit risque, so please feel free to post only the ones you’re comfortable with. There’s a link to all my books here, it’s only missing Belinda’s Revenge, which is fine because that cover needs a makeover.
Sorry my site is so disorganized right now. xoxo
Luv your comment, Carolee. I had to google Mr. Spongebob and Krabs; what wonderful art they are; so colourful and bold. And what a great connection you’ve unfolded. 🙂
The three boxes are really beautiful, I love these elegant sharks with vest and bow tie, I think there is a lot of style in this ocean …
A nice post Resa & Carolyn, congratulations !!
Thanks Belén! It’s always fab to get Graf from another part of the world, and guest posts are a lot of fun to do! Big Hugs!!!
Thank You, Belen; it’s great to be a part of such a wonderfully uplifting blog like Resa’s!
And yes, I have to agree with you… It would seem the Australian waters are full of very suave and well dressed marine life! (wink, wink) 🙂
Oh I love all of these. But the Hermit Crab is my favorite. He’s so cute.
He’s sure is a cutie! I had such fun taking these images, and can’t help but smile every time I look at them. So uplifting, and so pleased you’ve enjoyed! 🙂
Sew…. cute!!! 😀
Bold, beautiful and trendy! I have never seen a grinning shark before. Much appreciated, Carolyn and Resa.
Couldn’t agree more, Sidran; they are bold, beautiful and trendy! In fact, the ‘trend’ toward street art for many city centres here in Australia is growing more and more. As long as it’s quality artwork, I’m all for it.. 🙂
You’re welcome, Sidran! It’s a lot of fun collecting street art, although when I stared about 5 years ago it was still largely considered vandalism. Things have changed!
You have shown impressive artwork from men and women. What about children? Have you come across any?
Yes, I have posted some kids’ art. However it is always supervised by an adult. When I have time I’ll look for some, and send you some links.
The most recent one was Ukulele Lady, which was painted by pre-teens and young teens who have had one or both parents pass away from drug addiction. (under supervision of an artist.)
That’s a fantastic shark with a bow tie. Such wonderful colours all round, the ocean is a magical place.
You are right, Ste J! The ocean is magic & part of our life blood! 😀
I so agree with you, Ste J, it (the ocean) can be so many different hues; powerful and majestic, calm and welcoming. Certainly to be respected whatever mood she is in! And yes, the colours, used by the artists, are fantastic! 🙂
Yahooo, wonderful to see Carolyn’s contribution here! I wonder if the dollar signs are to represent how people make money from the ocean (an anti-fishing statement, perhaps)? I love the bowtie shark!! 🙂
Yes, Christy, your interpretation is a very sound one! It is great to have Carolyn’s pics featured here. I adore the bow tie shark! If all sharks wore bow ties, they wouldn’t be so scary! 😀 😀
It would be lovely to step into the mind of the artist; I’d love to know their reason behind those dollar signs. I’ll have to have another look next time I’m in the city to see if I can decipher a signature. It’s such a dilemma. I believe I’ll call the RTA in Newcastle and see if anyone can help me find/locate the artist/s. I’m quite intrigued now! Stay tuned… 🙂
And I agree, Christy; the ‘bowtie shark’ is so cute and cuddly looking; he certainly gets a smile from passers by! 🙂
Very beautiful, Carolyn… awesome to see you here, on Resa´s blog!. Sending love to you two 😀 ❤
Thank You, Aquileana; it has been such a treat for me to share this post with Resa; the artist’s friend extraordinaire! ❤
Love back to you, Aquileana! ❤
Such gorgeous pictures. Wow!!
They are, Brenda; absolutely stunning! So pleased you’ve enjoyed.. 🙂
Our Resa’s blog is a treasure; always giving us so much pleasure.
Yes, Resa is a destination of choice, always full of innovation and art.
LOL!!! TY, Brenda, and it takes one destination to know another one. 😀
I see Carolyn shares my affinity for sharks 😀 Thanks for sharing! xo
Hello Sherrie, mutual lover of sharks; especially ones wearing bow ties and jackets! 🙂
They are so cute, and Resa has made such a wonderful show of them.
So, you like sharks as well as rats, pumpkins skulls and other odd things. 😀 No wonder I love you! ❤
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