Foam plate printing is so fun and super easy. It's a great printing project to do with small children. We've used this technique for many things including thank you cards and gift tags making them much more personal. The beauty of this type of project is that any drawing looks great when it's printed.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
|Seahorse, foam print, copyright Nina Leung, 2014|
|Octopus, foam print, copyright Nina Leung, 2014|
|Cute Little Octopus, foam print, copyright Nina Leung, 2014|
Monday, July 21, 2014
|Eamon and Gio on a typical day at Muir Beach. Cold!|
How to bring the beach to your home.
To drink at a beach party.
A dreamy beach holiday.
My favorite beach movie.
Great beach-y read.
Sit outside and enjoy flipping through this and then this.
Perfect to take along to the beach.
Wear this to the beach, but in the San Francisco Bay Area it would more likely be this.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Continuing with the beach theme, I've found a few books to help consume me with images and words about the beach. I've been looking at Picasso: Bathers which is a wonderful tome full of Picasso's paintings of the beach. Most exciting are the paintings he did when hiding his affair with Marie-Therese. Noa Noa is a journal written by Paul Gaugin while visiting the islands of Tahiti. It's a fascinating look into a Frenchman's view of island life over a hundred years ago. A great daydreaming books is Seaside Style from Taschen. I like imagining myself in all of these rooms. And, one of my favorite books in the world, A Cabinet of Curiosities with lots of great illustrations of seashells. I can't get enough!
Thursday, June 26, 2014
|Dotted Starfish, watercolor, copyright Nina Leung, 2014|
I didn't realize how much I was going to love this theme. The beach has so many great shapes, colors, objects, animals, etc. I'm overcome with ideas. This is the first of a batch of sea related paintings and drawings. There will be more!
|Pink Jelly, watercolor, copyright Nina Leung, 2014|
|Clownfish, watercolor, copyright Nina Leung, 2014|
|Dark Jelly, watercolor, copyright Nina Leung, 2014|
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
|On the Cinque Terre Trail|
Continuing with the summer beach inspiration with some pictures of Italian beaches. They are so beautiful they deserve their own post.
|View from Cinque Terre Trail|
|View of Amalfi Coast|
|View of Minori, Italy|
|View of Capo d'Orso|