THE EVOLUTION OF FAN-TA-SEA-ISLE.COM
THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR 20 YEARS OF INSPIRATION
AND HERE'S TO 20 MORE!

FundraisingForKids.ca
TO HELP SCHOOL KIDS RAISE THE CASH THEY NEED FROM THE ARTS TO THE SPORTS ON CONSIGNMENT THEY GET 50%OF THE END RETAIL

"WE" WILL RISE AGAIN AS IN THE MARY ELLEN CARTER - RISE AGAIN.

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CLEARING THE WAY SO IT CAN EAT THE TREAT
I'VE HAD THIS PASSION SINCE 1986.

I'VE PICKED UP MY PASSION AGAIN AT ESQUIMALT LAGOON IN DECEMBER 2018;
FEEDING TWO GENERATIONS OF SWANS BY MOUTH.
I'VE HAD THIS PASSION SINCE 1986.

THE HEALING PROCESS BY GIVING TO ALL WITH NO REWARD EXPECTED AND RECEIVED THE INSPIRATION FOR 20 YRS, THANKS.


THE VISION IS TO SEE THE CITY AND HARBOUR AUTHORITY TURN THE BEACH AND THE GRASS AREA ABOVE WESTSONG A PARK WITH WASHROOMS FOR KIDS AND KAYAKERS.

MY STATEMENT:

WELCOME TO THE EVOLUTION OF FAN-TA-SEA-ISLE.COM{EST 1999} CREATED BY RICH RICO aka MATTHEWS O1/25/42 VICTORIA'S INNER HARBOUR ON THE WEST SONG WALKWAY AT THE FOOT OF MARY ST.

IN 1999 I WAS TOLD I HAVE GRAVES DISEASE, AN OVER ACTIVE IMMUNE SYSTEM, TOOK OVER MY THYROID TAKING ME FROM 130 TO 100LBS. LIVING ON RUSSEL ST AT THE TIME, I WOULD COME DOWN TO THE BEACH EVERY MORNING FOR QUITE TIME AND FRESH AIR.

AS A CHILD, I SAW FACES IN THE WOOD AT THE BEACH, NOT KNOWING ABOUT PAINTING WOOD, I JUST LEFT THEM. IN 1995 I WAS FINDING FACES IN BURLS AND ROOTS IN THE WOODS. I KEPT THESE ONES, LEFT THEM NATURAL AND INLAYING EYES OF SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, FOUND AT THE BEACH {GIVE ME THE EYES TO SEE} AS WITH ALL MY BEACH CREATURES.

I WAS WALKING THE WEST SONG WHEN I NOTICED THESE PAINTED PIECES OF DRIFTWOOD IN THE FORM OF THE SEA CREATURE CADBOROSAURUS (CADDY). IN SELF TALK I SAID I'LL MEET THAT SOUL. NOT LONG AFTER, A LADY STOPPED AND ASKED WHAT I WAS DOING WITH THE WOOD. I SAID THAT I SAW SOME WOOD PAINTED ON WALKWAY AND I SEE THE SAME KIND OF FACES. THE LADY SAID THAT SHE DID SEE THE PAINTING AND SHE WAS MOTHER MAY OF THE WALK WAY. I SAID I WOULD LIKE PAINT BUT HAD NEVER TRIED IT. MOTHER MAY SAID PAINT WHAT YOU FEEL, SAY YOU DON'T LIKE IT, RE PAINT IT. IT'S FOLK ART IT HAS NO RULES.

PABLO PICASSO SAID THAT GOOD TASTE IN ART IS THE ENEMY OF CREATIVITY. I DECIDED TO LOOK FOR LARGER PIECES WITH FACES OUT OF THE BLUE, TO CREATE SEATING AND A PLACE FOR CAPTAIN KIDDS TO PLAY. ALL FACES ARE FOUND ART, I JUST HELP WITH THE PAINT. SOME OF THE BREAK WATER LOGS HAVE BEEN UP TO 60FT. A 15FT BLUE AND WHITE SHARK SAYS RESERVED FOR YOU. A RAILING WITH A 18FT EEL, PLEASE MAKE WAY FOR CAPTAIN KIDDS INSIDE SAYING SIT & ENJOY THE MOMENT, THAT'S ALL WE HAVE. MY THANKS TO MOTHER MAY FOR MY START IN BEACH ART AND TO ALL WHO INSPIRED ME ON THE WALK WAY.



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MARY ELLEN CARTER - RISE AGAIN.


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