Beaches equal the sea and the sea equals fish. Gyotaku is the traditional art of fish printing. The method was originally used by Japanese fisherman to record their catch. It's also a great project to do with kids. Gio and Eamon love it and often ask to do it.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
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.
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!