A Resemblance of Shamus from Family Guy on Bell Island, NL

I have always had an appreciation for those who had taken the time to be creative and produce a form of Folk Art. It seems to be present less and less as I drive the island of Newfoundland. As I drove the road passing by this fellow, I couldn`t resist but to turn my car around and take a quick snap. One never knows what they will find exploring on a random road trip to Bell Island, NL.

At first glance, I was reminded of the seafaring character `Shamus`on Family Guy with the wooden arms and legs. This chap by the looks of him will be brightly lit by nightfall after pounding back some 5 Star Rum, Grey Goose Vodka and a case of Canadian Light or it may be just the fact that he will get some juice from Newfoundland & Labrador Power. :). I have never been very good at drafting a funny, most people laugh at my facial expressions or quirky actions versus my well-versed puns and wit – that talent fell upon my Grandfather Mitchelmore. He was a great at reciting lines, jokes and stories.

If you have a cool piece of folk art, please send your photos and story behind the art to liveruralnl@gmail.com.

Let us keep the creativity flowing in rural and urban parts of Newfoundland & Labrador. I would hate to see Folk Art become obsolete from our yards and walkways. Hop in your car, grab the camera and explore the beauty of your own backyard.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA
The Straits-White Bay North

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