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Monday, 26 August 2019

Monday Mural - Splash of colour I

Back in May I went to the suburb of Canning Vale just 10 min away from me, to collect something I bought on Facebook Marketplace.
On the way there I was surprised with two murals, which I'll post in the coming weeks, and on the way back I noticed another mural just as I drove by, and had to turn around to photograph it.

Painted on both sides of wastewater cabinets in a small park,  they are part of a curated public art series presented by Water Corporation, entitled "Splash of Colour" which celebrates water conservation in our communities. 
The artwork was painted by Western Australian artist Mike Barker, known as Shime.

A plaque on the artwork reads: "Young and old the feathered locals come, swim and stretch out on the water. When they dive below they see the wonder of patterns and designs. But if you sit still for long enough and just watch, you might be able to see what they see as well".

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you; just follow


the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you find murals everywhere.  
Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  

Monday mural meme is posted at 12,01am Monday, Western Australian time
Thanks, Sami. 











62 comments:

  1. ...sure is a great way to brighten up the area, thanks Sami for hosting.

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  2. You KNOW I'm going to FLIP over the black swan. This is a wonderful entry and I love both sides. You found a great entry that had me falling in love with these amazing painted boxes.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. Actually as I wrote the post I thought about you and the black swans :)

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  3. As always, Australia leads the way with colourful, creative murals.

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  4. That looks lovely. And the birds are so nicely done.
    Nice find.
    And thank you for hosting, Sami. :)

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  5. The touch of Aboriginal art is a good addition. How many times have you said, Jose, stop, turn around and go back, haha.

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    1. Thanks Andrew. This time I was driving alone, lol. But he's now also on the lookout for murals and will take photos if he sees them. I've trained him well :)

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  6. Very sweet murals! Especially the "baby" made me smile big. Cute!

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  7. A nice found Sami, thanks for hosting the meme.

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  8. Splash of color. Good name for something that has to do with water. The waterbirds are also very nice represented.

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    1. Yes nice name for the project. Thanks SC

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  9. Hello, what a beautiful and colorful mural. I love the swans and ducks too. Great find! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Eileen. Have a great week too.

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  10. All the birds are beautiful but it is had to go past the Black Swan with its lovely red beak.

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    1. Thanks Joan Elizabeth. The black swan is Perth's symbol and appears in many murals.

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  11. Further to Andrew's comment, my husband is well trained on mural hunting as well!

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    1. That's good to have our partners helping with our mural hunting. Thanks Jackie

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  12. This is great! I love how the feet under the water are visible too!

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    1. Yes, that's a very cute detail. Thanks Pat.

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  13. Those panels are really striking, Sami. Nice capture!

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  14. Aren't these great … so colourful … I like how it's been done.

    All the best Jan

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  15. So pretty.. what a lovely find.

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  16. Two Thumbs Up!!! Love The Winter Cats As Well.

    Cheers

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  17. I like your utility box is quite a lot Sami

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  18. Those are so nice Sami! I never see such beautiful murals! It is true what the artist says about sitting still in nature!

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    1. Thank you Sallie. We seem to have great murals in Perth.

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  19. Dearest Sami,
    All that blue sure looks like a real 'splash' of colors!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  20. I love it! I like birds anyway, and the colors are wonderful.

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  21. They are gorgeous Sami, all those gorgeous shades of blue.. well spotted 💙

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    1. Thank you Grace, a stroke of luck as I don't usually go that way.

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    1. Obrigada Francisco, boa semana para si tambem.

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  23. I would love to leave comments to Alice DeForest, but there's no way to sign in using Blogger. And I can't leave LuiZ, because I'm not on Instagram. I realize this sounds silly, but I still don't own a cell phone, and you really NEED one to join Instagram.

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    1. I had no idea you needed to join instagram to comment Elizabeth. I am on Instagram but I comment via the blog as I'm not too clued about about Instagram. I have noticed that sometimes I can't leave comments on some Wordpress blogs, but it might have something to do with their settings, because it doesn't happen with all Wordpress blogs.

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    2. As for Instagram, it is very clear at the bottom of each post you must log in or sign up to leave comments.

      Alice's WordPress blog is the first I have ever found that doesn't have the blogger option. All the others I have been to have a place that shows I'm on blogger.

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  24. Um mural repleto de cor e arte. Boa semana Sami.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, nice to see you're blogging again.

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