Saturday, December 29, 2018

carve december - 28 & 29

The month is almost over! Daily stamp carving has been fun.  I tried hard to keep my stamps as simple as possible.

If I had to pick my favorite stamp, it would be little gnome!

Friday, December 28, 2018

carve december 26 & 27

The inspiration for "houses" came from a pic I took a few years ago of our neighbors across the field.  In the summer months, I can hardly see them.  In winter we enjoy a "postcard view"

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

For our tree this year, I made a flock of blue butterflies using plaster gauze and clothes pins.  This was a quick and easy project that I am sure children would love to make.  It also used up all the gauze from my stash!

Monday, December 24, 2018

carve december - 20 & 21

I think the ladder stamp will come in very useful! I have all kinds of ideas for future stamping with it.

I don't often see owls thru my window, but listen to them often.  I know they are out there!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

carve december - 18th and 19th

No, they are not flying fish...

I've wanted to do a bird cage for a long time. It was quick and easy to carve.

Friday, December 21, 2018

carve december - 16 & 17

Running short of time on the 16th...  used a wine cork to make my moon!

Sunrise thru my kitchen window..

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

carve december

#8 - #12 / So nice to use the window stencil each day with my simple carved rubber stamps. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Creative block...

I had time for art play this afternoon, but found myself with creative block. Tons of unfinished projects clutter my studio. Nothing spoke to me.  After the dog took me for a walk, I saw my gelli plate all lonely sitting on a pile of papers. I made a happy mess and enjoyed every minute!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

carve december day #4 / black cat

I had to do a stamp/page for my sweet little black cat.  He is no longer with us, having disappeared in the fall.  The coyotes, hawks, and eagles have been too close for comfort and I fear one of them took him away.   He was my husband's favorite cat, always a fierce hunter and very protective of our other 2 cats.  We are missing him.

A current shot of what is actually out my kitchen window:

Saturday, December 1, 2018

#carvedecember2018 / day #1

Carve December has begun! Be sure to #carvedecember2018 on instagram for some amazing art work.  I'm keeping mine super simple and very small.  I am not following the list of ideas, instead I will be carving things I see outside my kitchen window.