I've been carving almost daily since I started this last week...I will have to replenish my stash of carving supplies soon. Commentor, Sacredartist, sent me this link, McClain's Printmaking Supplies. Printmaking, I glimpse, has it's own culture, similiar to Quilting. The danger for me is I do have a fairly addictive personality that has been tempered by my growing will and discipline with age. Ah, but there are moments when I succumb, out of the blue, for no rhyme or reason, just as I did one day last week when I wandered into a yarn store solely to fill time while I was between errands and guess what?! No, guess...I'll segue-way back to my carving while you guess.
These are my attempts at representational, or somewhat rep...the stamp on the left was inspired by an older sketch I did of the artist Willie Cole; the one on the right was inspired by a photo of my cousin, Sterling. (Rita, if you stop by and read this, leave a comment cuz!) I'm going to try another one of my cousin. I attempted to take the photo and filter it through Photoshop first as a guide to carving the image...somewhere along the line I became confused about whether I was carving the dark or light areas and then thought it would make an interesting image to mix it up...but would that confuse the gaze? I'm not sure.
Deborah sent me the link to Elin's blog, Will Love Logic, where she is documenting a stamp a day for 2008! Very fantastic! I'm going to attempt a couple at least a week up until April at which time I'll have a month of studio time at my favorite place on earth. (Oh, for anyone who orders pfd fabric by the 100 yards, just how big, as far as dimensions go, is it? I'm worried about storage space if I order that much, but I want to get the cheapest rate per yardage that I can find also.) 100 yards should last me a very very long time since I'm a slow worker.
MAKE MY DAY AWARDS...
Gerrie nominated me for her Make My Day Awards:
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This could have went on and on...but its noon and I've scheduled my lunch and a lesson in Photoshop.