Dear Chicago House,
This time last week I was in sunny Florida, enjoying the feeling of sand between my toes and the sun on my face. Back in Chicago and waking up to a temperature of -19 deg F this morning, it all seems so far away.
So lets forget this revolting cold and head to the beach for a little beach art.
Lounging on the beach is not my thing, as I am incapable of sitting still for more than five minutes.So inspired by an abundance of shells I turned my hand at creating some beach art.
The driftwood seahorse I made over the summer was last year’s most popular post, so I thought it would be fun to recreate “Sally the Seahorse” in shell. I started out my drawing an outline in the sand and collected a load of shells of different colors and textures. It was then simply a case of filling the outline in. How easy is that, Miss Chicago teen also got in on the action …it is a fun project for kids of any age.
So many people stopped to take a look and chat, my crazy lady beach hair didn’t seem to deter anyone!
Flushed with success I decided to create another design, Say hello to “Felix the Fish”
Before I really had time to clean Felix up and get him photo ready an impressive storm swept ashore, sending us running for cover.
I did return a little later and both fish
were still intact.
An overnight tide devoured both though!
Creative in Chicago
2 thoughts on “Creating Art on the Beach”
Wow, Zoe, these are amazing!! And then gone…. just like those mandalas, not meant to last. Well, you do have the photographs! Thanks so much for posting on my facebook!