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LEAF PRINTING!  Such fun to use real leaves to print greeting cards.  I also made reference charts for future use so I know which leaves I would like to print again and how they turn out.  Some of the leaves were printed using rubber stamp inks and then adding water colors.  Some of the leaves were printed using metallic acrylic liquid paints.  Both were very satisfying.  The geraniums on the fan cards have added drawings of the geranium flowers!  The possibilities for fun with leaf printing are endless!

SUMMER VACATION – Sea Shells – Handmade Book

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”.  

Handmade Book – Harbor Seals

Harbor Seal photos & watercolor illustration in a handmade book.