Monday, April 9, 2012

Stream of Dreams/Our World

Dreamfish on park fence, Belleville, Ontario

Here you see wooden fish decorated by kids dreaming of a future with healthy streams who were encouraged to paint the fish colourfully and then "set them free" along this chain link fence.

More fish on fence

There are many, many more fish on the fence than you can see here. This mural is a call to action to care for our water.

Click  HERE to see tons more photos about Our World.

49 comments:

Betty Roan said...

They certainly are colorful. Great idea and cause.

Liz said...

Now they are cool!!

Kathy said...

Wonderful project!

A Garden of Threads said...

What a neat idea. They did a wonderful job.

Rambling Round said...

Creative! Maybe it will also keep people from hanging on the fence!

Judy said...

What a neat project! The kids did a very good job, the fish are so colorful.

Lowell said...

That is an especially cool and creative idea. And fun! And colorful!

see you there! said...

What a wonderful way to make a statement about caring for your waterways. Very creative!

Darla

Sandra said...

beautiful fish and fence and so creative. also a fence for safe environment, go kids. great idea.

Jill said...

Now that's creative!

Halcyon said...

Such a cute idea!

Cezar and Léia said...

I also love this idea, beautiful decoration!
Léia

TexWisGirl said...

that's a cool project!

aka Penelope said...

Wonderful to see these splashes of color on chain link fences and the theme is a very important one. We also have similar art projects on Vancouver fences … nice to see these messages spread. :)

RedPat said...

Hopefully it influences some kid to do something meaningful in the future!

Viola said...

What a smart idea!! =) and the fish are beautiful painted with happy colors!! =)

Jane said...

Nice colourful shots, thanks for sharing:)

Gary said...

And is really well done!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Susan said...

How awesome and cute is that!

Randi said...

What a lovely project!

CameraCruise said...

What a great project.
Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, a lovely, wonderful project indeed! These are fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing -- I would hope many more cities would do the same thing!

Sylvia

NixBlog said...

What a fantastic idea! Nicely captured fish :-)

Lois Evensen said...

What a nifty project!

Giga said...

To wspaniały pomysł i wielka nauka dla dzieci. Pozdrawiam.
It's a great idea and a great learning for children. Yours.

Barb said...

What a great idea for getting kids interested!

Michelle said...

I like these fish on the fence!

Carver said...

What a great project for the children. Visually attractive and encouraging something important to all of us.

SandyCarlson said...

What a great stream! Wonderful work there.

Dianne said...

beautiful art for a good cause!

Stephanie said...

I wondered what it meant to see fishes on a fence. In Vancouver, I saw something similar to what you photographed.

Randy said...

Those are great!

Martha Z said...

What a great idea, a fun project for the kids while at the same time a chance for them to gain appreciation for conservation.

George said...

These are beautiful, colorful, fish sending a wonderful message.

Gillian Olson said...

lovely mural and so colourful.

ladyfi said...

Such a lovely idea. Water is essential to life so a great way to bring this into focus.

Madge Bloom said...

Very creative..love that!

Francisca said...

Hah! I found a couple of similar schools of painted fish in BC a few years ago. It's clearly a successful cross-country program to raise awareness of fish ecology in youths. :-)

jewaicious said...

What a sweet capture of color and contrasts, and clever idea for fence art. Beautiful photos.

Luna Miranda said...

this is wonderful way to raise awareness on the preservation of marine eco-system and the value of life.

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful project for the children. It looks awesome. Great photos and post.

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful project for the children. It looks awesome. Great photos and post.

Kate said...

"Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly..."

Zosia said...

My daughter used to go to Sunningdale French Immersion school in Oakville. They had a similar Stream of Dreams in their field.

VP said...

Very nice, funny and creative!

NatureFootstep said...

todays smile. :)

Brianne said...

What a neat project! Glad you shared this.

Rose said...

Oh, this is wild!!! So love it.

Latane Barton said...

What a great idea. I know the children had a wonderful time painting those fish and setting them free to swim along the fence.

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