Monthly Archives: June 2017

Sea Lion Pups in La Jolla, California

There are now 12 sea lion pups in La Jolla, California.  These pups are only a few weeks old!  Sea lion mothers nurse their pups for one year.  Mother’s must leave their pups alone for periods of time to go out to catch fish so they can produce breast milk to feed their pup.  These marine mammals are federally protected.  Remember to stay back 50 feet to respectfully observe them.  These are wild marine mammals and no matter how cute they look, they can bite! 

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SAN DIEGO NATIVE WILD FLOWERS

SAN DIEGO NATIVE WILD FLOWERS – A series of watercolor botanical & landscape illustrations of the wild flowers that bloomed all over the coast after a wonderful winter rainy season that ended a 10-year drought.  I spent a few weeks driving up and down the coast photographing all the wild flowers blooming.  My latest addition is the blooming Prickly Pear Cactus, but it all started with the clouds of Wild Mustard flowers taking over the bluffs & lagoons.  I carry this beauty in my heart.

Peacock Magic Greeting Cards

 

“Peacock Magic” – Photo Greeting Cards of peacocks & a peacock painting/collage art of mine.  We all love peacock’s beauty – the magic shimmer of their feathers & the fan that is displayed when they open their tail all captivate our imagination like they are a creature from an Arabian Nights fairy tale. 

These peacock photographs were shot at the San Diego Zoo where wild peacocks walk the trails with visitors.  “Peacock Jewel Tapestry” is a Japanese brush painting with gelli prints and a watercolor background all collaged together to create layers of beauty & magic. 

These “Peacock Magic” greeting cards are perfect to use for any occasion.  The inside of the cards are blank and each card back is hand-stamped with either a dolphin or pelican motif, which has been hand-carved & printed by Nancy Lee Artist By-the-Sea.  Each card is 6 ½” x 5” with a 6” x 4” photo.  These cards could also be easily framed to give as gifts or display in your home!

A set of six cards costs $20 plus shipping & handling.  At this time, these cards are only available for purchase direct from the artist on Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/NancyLeeArtByTheSea?ref=hdr_shop_menu