Okay, I’ve attempted to do something a little more complex with this stamp carving and as of now, all I can say is that slowly but surely I’m getting better. It’s frustrating, inking can be a pain but I’m getting better at it and I’m just gonna leave it at that. With that said, I think I’ll attempt to do another hummingbird design. Please wish me a little patience and peace. 😊
Shipped this off this afternoon to a friend for Mother’s Day. I’m really hoping it brings a little happiness and delight to this special occasion.
Earlier this year I had mentioned that I was going to hang up my carving tools and focus strictly on drawing. After working on this carving I realized I missed doing these small pieces. So I’m taking my tools out of hiding and permanently leaving them on my desk with the plan on doing 1 or 2 small carvings month. I guess I just needed a little break from it to recharge my interest. 😊
Just a little work in progress update on the Sun mandala I’m carving. As of last night I over indulged on some Lindt chocolate, 100 grams of indulgence and stayed up ’til 3am waiting on a friend to fly in from Texas. I’m currently running on four hours of sleep so I’ll probably slip into a deep nap sometime this afternoon before I’m able to progress any further on this piece. I’m looking to have this all carved out by Sunday evening, painted by Monday and shipped out to it’s new home come Tuesday. Hopefully this choco caffeine high wears off soon so that I can function normally ’cause right now I’m stuck between loopy ville and jack rabbit valley and unable to focus on anything. Word to the wise, don’t eat 100 grams of dark chocolate late at night in one sitting. For me, it’s the equivalent of drinking four cups of dip brewed coffee.
Earlier this year I mentioned that I was putting my carving tools away and focusing mainly on drawing. Well, not quite yet. I’ve had this one last 12×12 linoblock sitting on my shelf collecting dust, just waiting to be used. An enthusiastic collector expressed her disappointment in missing out on being able to get a previous Sun Mandala I had made for her collection. So since I had this one 12×12 linoblock lying around and I keep my templates for my carvings, I offered to carve up another one just for her. This is going to be my project for the next week or so. In the meantime here’s a little round up of drawings I’ve done so far for 2017 in case you’ve missed seeing my latest work.