At a barn sale, I found a huge old glass jar filled with stamps, and I collaged them into the seaweed.
I took the postmarks and shell stamps and turned them into clouds, and the white seaflowers. I like to imagine the gentleman who collected the stamps was a sailor and sent love letters back to his wife or girlfriend.
It seemed fun to turn these stamps that have physically been so many different places into a beachy/travel/vacation painting.
I also used sand and shells from our last trip to Galveston. A friend living in Hawaii sent me a little bag of semi-precious tumbled stones, and I smushed them into the sand.
I worked fairly large...30" x 30". I'm excited to have a big, beachy painting. I added the text for a class project, but I prefer the actual painting without it. Do you like it better with or without the words?
Here. Have a Hippie Field Guide. In case you're going to Austin any time in the near future. Hey hippies....love ya. This is a silly project-it's not supposed to be a "real" map. I will probably work on a more accurate Austin map in the future. A bunch of you guys commented on Facebook with ideas for the map. Thanks! You gave me so many ideas it will turn into a separate project.
I think this would be a fun t-shirt, and maybe a large post card. Dish towel? Large hippie towel for Barton Springs, maybe.