Creating Art on the Beach

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.

shell 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.

shell sea horse beach art

So many people stopped to take a look and chat, my crazy lady beach hair didn’t seem to deter anyone!

sea horse shell art by creative in chicago

Flushed with success I decided to create another design, Say hello to “Felix the Fish”

shell beach art- 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

and seahorse

were still intact.

An overnight tide devoured both though!

Love from

Creative in Chicago


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