When I received a tweet from SeaweedArt a few weeks ago, they asked if I'd like some samples of their coastal art; which includes notecards, prints and towels. You know I said, "Yes!" in an instant. I received a lovely selection of their Pink Seaweed Prints as well as some of their gorgeous seaweed notecards.
The Pink Seaweed Prints are an assortment of various pink seaweed varieties in a muted palette of pastels that are so delicate they almost look like watercolors, but they’re not. They are photo images of real seaweed with scientific names that sound like Greek goddesses: Delesseria Decipiens, Polyneura Latissima, Palmaria Mollis and Chondracanthus Canalculatus.
The Pleasure Point and Tide Pool Notecard collections came beautiful packaged in acrylic boxes and even the envelopes are decorated with muted seaweed designs. The quality is second to none and we're highly impressed with the company.
The art of pressing seaweed dates back to the Victorian Era when aristocratic ladies made seaweed pressings as a hobby to collect specimens and decorate their homes. The process may seem daunting and time consuming, but SeaweedArt owner, Beth Shady, can assure you it is quite satisfying, peaceful and relaxing. "You will be amazed at the beautiful works of nature art you can create."