Tag Archives: California Brown Pelican

SHOREBIRDS – HANDMADE BOOK

SHOREBIRDS – My photography with information about my favorite shorebirds.  A simple handmade book with small page inserts.  Sea gulls, Willets, Snowy egrets, Osprey, Brandt and Double-Crested Cormorants, Black Skimmers, Terns & more!  

CALLIGRAPHIC DESIGNS – CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICANS

CALLIGRAPHIC DESIGNS OF CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICANS are created from my own photographs taken in San Diego.  I enlarged the photos and used a light box to lightly trace the pelican’s rough details and then filled in the pelican with calligraphic “gestures”.  These photos were taken on my art studio table.

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!