Monthly Archives: August 2017

BOOK SIGNING EVENT AT THE OCEANSIDE MUSEUM OF ART

OCEANSIDE MUSEUM OF ART – BOOK SIGNING EVENT
for “A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells” & “Shelly Cat By the Sea: Adventures at the Beach” !
WHEN: Thursday, August 24, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Oceanside Museum of Art – 704 Pier View Way
WHAT: Pop-up Art Mart on the Terrace By-the-Sea – Join me on the terrace at OMA as the Museum Store collaborates with Art n Soul on 101 to present unique items by local artists inspired by the beach and the ocean. This event coincides with the Sunset Market down the street, making for a great night out in Oceanside! http://oma-online.org/
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GARIBALDI FISH TRAPPED IN TIDE POOL UNTIL HIGH TIDE! LA JOLLA

A HUGE GARIBALDI FISH GOT TRAPPED IN A TIDE POOL UNTIL HIGH TIDE!  This particular reef has a tide pool shaped perfectly round with an indentation around it that is a shallow pool, which attracts lots of tiny shore crabs.  The Garibaldi fish swam around and around waiting impatiently for the high tide so he could escape.  The tiny shore crabs swarmed around the tide pool hole & the Harbor seals napped nearby.  When a Willet shore bird came by to catch the crabs, the crabs all scurried to the edge of the reef and tucked themselves into crevices.  Such is ocean life at La Jolla!  You can watch a video of the Garibaldi fish swimming at YouTube:  California By the Sea!

SEA THEME RUBBER STAMP “WOOD BLOCK PRINTS” – GREETING & POST CARDS

HAND-CARVED RUBBER STAMPS MADE INTO POSTCARDS – I hand-carved these rubber stamps to look like woodblock prints, stamped them & then hand water-colored them.  I mailed the postcards to myself to make sure they would survive the USPS postage machines.  This series of greeting cards are made in such a way that the postcards are only temporarily attached!  These are embroidery floss stitches or photo corners on the cards to hold the postcards in place, but then I can remove them to see the lovely sea shell postage stamps & the message!  Some of the cards are also embellished with tiny sea shells, sequins and starfish or shell beads, too!  I entered these cards into a summer theme competition at my greeting card group & will use the post cards in a collaborative art project with San Diego Book Arts.  It’s fun to create something like the hand-carved rubber stamps & then see how many ways I can use them!