Saturday, June 30, 2012

Deer in Beacon Hill Park

Hi Everyone:
I hope you enjoy this video.  I was out walking today and found myself with this beautiful deer.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I'm submitting this painting to a gallery here in Victoria.

Title: Circles
Medium: oil on cradleboard
Size: 10" x 10" x .75"
Date: 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

At Best I deliver

After the issue of copyright violation, a friend said that it would be best to copy my
poetry onto video, date it and state the copyright, all rights reserved logo.

I do love other people' ideas and after I loved putting my poetry into spoken words.
I hope you enjoy this poetry reading.
PS:  I'm still a little nervous about reading on this video, but I'm sure my voice will
        become stronger over time. :)

Spoken and written by Suzanne Bean

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday in Victoria, BC

I want to share with you where I live.  Victoria is mostly a Government and Tourist city, so on Sundays in the summer it is wonderfully busy with people from all over the world.  I decided to be a tourist for today and what fun.  I loved walking around, taking pictures, looking at people, architecture, and all the amazing things going on around the city.

I live about a 15 minute walk from the city centre.  Like so many cities, we love our local markets and we do have a lot of them.

I visited Bastion Square Market, a very busy one with a lot of people walking around.

It was a beautiful sunny day, so everyone was out, listening to music, eating, and taking a lot of pictures.
 Oh yes, and many wonderful
things to buy.

 We are a very British city as you can see with the "Red Double Decker buses".
 Victoria is a very young city, so most of the architecture is only dating back only about 100 years.  I enjoy these older buildings, as most have been deemed as heritage and are all refurbished.
This is Johnson Street, where a lot of new boutiques are opening in this area.
These pastel drawings are done by a local artist.  He loves to render the old masters such as Vermeer.  As you can see some of the work has already faded and will be gone with the rains, so he'll come back and do it again.  This guy taught himself how to draw, with practice he has become very good.
 Did I mention that I have a new boyfriend.  LOL!!  He does speak back or move a lot, so perfect for this busy and bossy woman.

We have these statues all over the place.  Personally, I don't like them, kind of creepy!!!  Buy hey, gotta find a date somewhere????
I want these cloths!!!!!  This is all I going to say about this picture!!
 I can't miss putting a picture of our Parliament Building, you can see it from all angles in the Inner Harbor.
I love this photo.  I feel it captures the essence of Victoria, beautiful buildings and nature combined, biking, walking, and a very relaxed atmosphere.

Friday, June 22, 2012

My favorite trees

I do love where I live, in my opinion the area is the best in Victoria.  I'm a 20 minute walk into the middle of town,  a 2 minute walk into Beacon Hill Park, and less than 10 minutes to the ocean.  I have a car, but barely use it as I do love walking everywhere.  There is so much to see such as all the different trees that have all their own personalities.

I love the one above as it reminds me of a woman dancing in the middle of the forest.  The one below is so defined in detail, I do love to draw the roots that reach up to the sky.

And at dusk, against the sky a whole new world opens up.  

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A single thought

The weather has really only started to get warm here in Victoria, so now I find myself roaming around the local park that is only a couple of blocks away from my home.  The local park gardeners have yet cut the long grass that now has grown about 3 feet high.  I love walking through the fields, it reminds me when I was a child running through the wheat fields on my Grandparents farm.  This picture was taken while I sit among the grass, hidden from people' eyes, enjoying being surrounded my nature.  While taking this picture, something started to crawl and me.  I very cute caterpillar was wanting onto my foot, so I picked it up to look at it closely.  I must admit, I began to talk to it.  A person walked by and looked over, and saw me talking to myself. LOL!!!  A little crazy perhaps????

Beacon Hill Park
Victoria, BC

Reconsidering .........

About a week ago, I found out that someone was stealing my poetry.  He was also on my Facebook page and posted my work, and of course, (he wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer) I saw them.  I reported him to facebook and then shut down my blog.  I was upset as posting my creativity is a very sacred way for me to share with you.

Well, my wonderful blogger friend suggested that I take my poetry off my blog and keep showing my artwork.  Wow, what a fabulous idea!!!  Thank you Petronela!!!

I have a new drawing to share!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tickle Your Tastebuds And Make Your Life Delicious

I would like to thank Lavanya for inviting me to post on her lovely and delicious blog.  I do enjoy cooking, but I prefer stirring words around instead of vegetables.  With all that send, I did love creating this recipe and photo for her blog.

It is a must to visit Lavanya's blog, for the lovely and delicious content.  I've also made a few of the recipes and have found each one delicious.

Visit Lavanya:
Thanks Lavanya for creating a wonderful place to visit!!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Sending much Love and Light

This drawing is for all my wonderful blogging friends who share their passions and desires with such love and honesty.

An Angel calls each and everyone of you,
with blessings of love and light.

You are all soooo wondeful!!!!

pen on paper
9" x 12"

Monday, June 4, 2012


oil on canvas
16" x 20"