SUMMER VACATION – HANDMADE BOOK/ART JOURNAL – Using my sea shell photographs taken on the beach along with illustrations and information about the shells. I imagine this book as an inspiration to go to the beach and “collect” shells by taking home their photos in their natural environment, researching their names (perhaps by using my book “A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells” – sold on Amazon!) and doing sketches of the shells. We can enjoy walks on the beach and protect our coastal environments. I have seen beaches here in San Diego that 40 years ago had shells and today have none. If we hope to have future generations enjoy seeing shells on the beach, then we must “Leave Nothing, Take Nothing”.
What’s on your to-do list?! Shelly Cat By the Sea has created a list to remind her to enjoy life! Shelly Cat’s adventures at the beach teach children about our local wildlife and San Diego’s coastal environment. Shelly Cat and her friends, Marv & Louis, have learned a lot about San Diego sea shells by reading ” A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells”! Here’s an illustrated page from my book about Giant Owl Limpets – look closely in the photo for the owl silhouette – do you see it?! You can easily purchase both “A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells” and “Shelly Cat By the Sea: Adventures at the Beach” from Amazon!
CALLIGRAPHIC DESIGNS – SEASHORE THEME – Such fun to trace some of my cardboard templates, which I seem to find endless uses for, & to create some calligraphic designs!