Amazing Beach Art by Andres Amador

 

beach art

 

Andres Amador is an artist who resides in San Francisco, California. He’s not your typical artist though. He prefers to work with a temporary medium; one that will get washed away by the next morning. He makes art in the sand on the beaches of CA. I’m not talking about sand castles and motes. He uses a rake to make beautiful designs in the sand that can be up to 100,000 sq. ft, better known as earthscape art.

You can learn more about Andres on his facebook page.

Maybe him an Simon Beck should get together and make art. I bet it would be pretty amazing.

beach art

beach art beach art
beach art

I found this artwork on Amazing Oasis. Check out that site for more artwork!
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DIY (Unrefined) Coconut Lotion

DIY coconut oil lotionLast Monday I made coconut lotion also, but this week I used unrefined coconut oil. It isn’t as oily as the refined oil and it smells more like coconuts. I like that smell so I enjoy this kind more. It was really easy to make and took about 10 minutes.

DIY lotion materialsThings You Will Need:
A bowl
Olive oil
Coconut oil
Hand mixer
Essential oils

unrefined coconut oilStep 1:
Spoon some coconut oil into a large bowl. Make sure it is about the amount of lotion you want to end up with. (I added more after I took the picture.)

mixed coconut oil

Add in a tablespoon of olive oil for every cup of coconut oil and begin mixing it all together. Continue until you get a whipped consistency.

When you are happy with it, add in the essential oils and mix for another few seconds to make sure it is mixed in. I used peppermint and lavender and it smells amazing!

DIY coconut oil lotionNow you can spoon it into a container and enjoy it! Let me know what you think!

Happy crafting!

Flower Petal Window Art

flower petalsThis project is a really neat idea, especially since spring is right around the corner (we can only hope). I found this fun project on The Artful Parent today. All you do is lay out flower petals on contact paper and stick it to a glass window. It looks fantastic! Go check it out on that blog for more images though. It could be a great project to do with your kids, if they have the patience.

When it is actually warm enough for flowers to grow, I might give this a shot!

Everything is Ending Art Installation

match art

 

Everything is ending is an outdoor graphic installation made with match sticks.  The outdoor installation was set ablaze back in 2012 to mark the apocalypse hullabaloo that was happening at the time. “Everything is ending” was created by Javier JabaleraPol Trias, and Julia Rosich of 3DN.

 

everything is ending art

everything is ending in flames

Check out the video of how they made (and burned) the art:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/61164822?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&color=d4d4d4

Via Lustik

DIY Coconut Lotion

DIY coconut lotionI have a ton of lotion, but I have no idea what kind of junk is in it. I’ve made my own semi-hommade lotion before, but it doesn’t really count because it was a mixture of different lotions. I’m not wild about the smell of baby lotion anyway. So, I decided to make my own real lotion. I’ve read that you can make lotion out of coconut oil and I had refined coconut oil left over from my last attempt. Why not give it another shot, right?

DIY lotion materialsThings You Will Need:
Jar
Essential oils
Refined coconut oil

DIY lotionStep 1:
All you have to do is mash your coconut oil in a jar until it reaches a semi liquid consistency. (It’s going to take a while.)

Add in your essential oils.

FYI: Don’t use a blender or food processor to mix it up. The blades move to fast and it will just become an oily consistency.

Let it sit for a few hours (some people have recommended refrigerating it, but mine was fine without it. Then you can use it.

It was a bit more oily than I like, but not overly oily. It works VERY well though.  I might try it with the unrefined coconut oil next week. I’ve been told that it has a more coconut-y scent and I love that smell. So, if you want to see that, come back next Monday!