Monday, January 31, 2011


Mazatlan has such breathtaking stretches of coastline. One can join walkers, skaters, bikers, runners, and the like along the popular malecon that follows the oceanfront. You can sit at a local restaurant or bar and enjoy one of our sensational sunsets. You can swim or surf or beachcomb. However you experience the ocean, pelicans are most likely to be a part of the scene.

Rosemary is enchanted by pelicans. So when she came over for a PLAYDAY in my studio this week, she had pelicans on the brain. She loves to photograph them and capture them in all phases of flight and feeding. She proceeded to create a pelican scene by painting with thickened dyes on cotton. She first created a stencil and painted five bold pelicans on cloth. She next added three more pale pelicans, and topped it off with some lovely pale sky painting. Using plexiglass as stamps, she made a matching meter to use as a border. I can’t wait to see her finished product.

She plans to create a panel to cover her bathroom window in her home in Toronto.  That is sure to carry her back to the breathtaking beaches of Mazatlan with pelicans floating overhead.

And here's the finished product! Lovely isn't it!

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