Do you ever think, I'd really like to try something (say like stamp carving), go out and buy the stuff to try it and then hem and haw and wonder, wait and stress about doing it?
That is exactly what I did about carving a rubber stamp! I bought the Speedball Stamp Making Kit with carving handle, 2 blades, speedy-carve block (4x6), instructions and ignored it all, for many months.
Until yesterday, when I (finally) transferred a design from my sketchbook onto the pink rubber and went for it! So EASY and so darn cool!
My stamp design is basically quarter of the design you see above. Think I picked up the idea from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer who has a new book about stamp carving out now. She shares so much information on her blog for free and I've learned a lot by reading it so she deserves the plug :)
I made this happy little print on white card stock and knew it HAD to go into an art journal right away. The red and white against black just popped and this thought crossed my mind too.
-From the darkness of doubt, a new sun is born.
A fitting phrase don't you think? My hesitation/procrastination was completely unwarranted.
|art journal page|
Living and learning here in the mustard studio, EVERY day. Glad I reached beyond my comfort zone and carved this funky stamp. My Dad did wood carving when he retired to Florida and I like to think he'd like my creation.
|hand carved by me|
Now, GO dig out that project you've been yearning to try and REACH out and enjoy yourself, YOU deserve it!
Peace, love and art,