Every time I work on something, I learn something new. This time I realized how fragile the rubber carved blocks are. They definitely won’t last long. It’s a good thing I haven’t done anything too intricate. I’m realizing, once again, that a more clean and less hand painted look is what I like the most. The bottom leaf experiment, I feel, is borderline terrible but I am really liking the the top two.
And I was inspired by our ongoing flooded basement issues…
I’m in the thinking stages for my submission for the Dumpster Art Project in Fernie. The City of Fernie and the “Beautification Committee” is looking for 6-12 entries to be approved and then painted onto local dumpsters in the summer. I like the idea of it but I have never worked on such a large space before. It’s a bit intimidating. I’ll keep you posted on sketch ideas and, if my submission is chosen, the outcome. There’s also a chance I might collaborate with someone. We’ll see!
I didn’t get too crazy here with the block designs but this is what I came up with and this is what I will play with.
While I’m at it, here are the leaf stamps mounted on wood. I’m very excited about these four foam stamps. I cut and sanded down three extra wooden blocks that I’m going to, eventually, create stamps for.
I made this little wooden piece as a prototype for another project and one day I had it on my desk while I was painting and I needed to quickly put the paint brush down somewhere and I didn’t know where to put it…until I saw this. I believe I had a big smile on my face and thought I was the most brilliant person in the world.
I managed to dig out my carving blocks and Speedball cutter (I haven’t used them in 5 years) and started with some simple pattern carvings. I’m going to use these carvings in stationery and textiles, if I can. Next I’ll be tackling the larger square block and I haven’t yet decided what it will be. Pattern or picture.
Being a mom doesn’t pay…anything…so I need to get a little creative when birthdays come around. Today I decided to get out the heat embosser and make some stationery for Emma. That has a nice ring to it, “Stationery For Emma.”
Well, crossing my fingers she wants/needs stationery. Who am I kidding. Everyone wants stationery!