Tag Archives: Pelicans flying

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!  

PELICAN POSES – PAINTINGS

“PELICAN POSES” – This is a series of small Japanese brush paintings.  The paintings are done from my pelican photography at the La Jolla Cove.  Spending time with the pelicans & observing them has been a privilege.

The paper I painted on is Chinese calligraphy practice paper, which is why there is a grid and red lines.  This paper is extremely thin & fragile.  It also has a horse & wagon watermark on it.  It is challenging to paint on this paper & I like to challenge myself!

SAND PATTERNS – PELICAN WINGS FLYING INTO THE SEA

Pelican wings sand patterns 7-11-2015 - 7 watermark

 

SAND PATTERNS – PACIFIC BEACH – Couldn’t believe my eyes this morning as I spotted this sand pattern of Pelicans flying in the sand to the sea.  Long-billed Curlew birds at the edge of the sea, but they are the real thing!