Cruising in Charlevoix

St. Lawrence River in August

St. Lawrence River, on a river cruise in August.  Kayakers might be affiliated Katabatik’s Baie Saint Paul, Québec’s location.

After seeing people found and liked my other post about the St. Lawrence river as source material, I decided to do another post about the river.

It’s around the Charlevoix region where salt water and fresh water meet.  The St. Lawrence river connects the Great Lakes system to the Atlantic Ocean.  Sometimes the river seems like the ocean, other days it resembles one of the Great Lakes.  No matter what time of year, the St. Lawrence is freezing cold.  It could be the shallowness and the freezing cold temperatures that make the river so amazing.  The leisure and sporting activities that take place 365 days of the year on this freezing cold river are just as amazing.

The above photo is un-retouched.  Straight jpeg out of the camera but a slight saturated colour shift due to the camera setting I selected.   This colour seems accurate to describe the river near Baie Saint Paul, Québec.

When taking the shot, my partner and I were on a river cruise for our anniversary.  The cruise boat was something new for Baie Saint Paul.   At the time we sensed the cruise boat might be short lived in Baie Saint Paul.  That premonition was correct, but with a positive twist.  The cruise boat moved to La Malbaie, which has turned out to be a great business decision for the owners and best for tourism in the Charlevoix region of Québec.

St. Lawrence River


St. Lawrence Water; Seaweed

St. Lawrence river water + seaweed. Holly McClellan’s water & seaweed studies.


This post is more about checking to see if I have placed this properly in WP.

Image is the  St. Lawrence River.  Or “La Fleuve” at the Saint – Irénée beach in Québec.

This river is the gateway to learning about Quebec’s history, which leads to Canada.  Nobody  would have survived without the help of First Nations tribes to navigate the river and survival techniques to endure the harsh climate on the north or south shores.

If the image has a creepy quality to it, maybe it should.  Will it be necessary to rely on a future culture of pollution survivors to access drinking water?
If you didn’t know …  



Black Symbolizes Water in Feng Shui

Black Water

Concrete; River Water.

Yes I may or may not blog about works in progress such as my interest in black as a symbol of water in Feng Shui.

I read about it, but a performance about the colour black by Teresa Asencao inspired me to reconsider colour symbolism in Feng Shui.  Specifically the colour black.  For now I am interested in capturing and studying the qualities of black water and all it’s visual possibilities.

This may or may not evolve and correlate to my interest in consumerism and household junk. Instead these “Black Water Studies” might serve to further connect my art and interest in ‘finance’.  So far it seems possible the new “Black Water” studies might connect with older works like No Monetary Value (a.k.a. the dishes spelling!) and the Financial Peace Cranes (my 1000 origami peace cranes rooted with the wish for Financial Literacy for the masses …).  Or they might not.

For now when reading the above image – consider black as a symbol for water.  Or concrete and water as commodities.

There.  1 blog post – DONE!!!