An exciting day, the mail lady brought me two little surprises:
1. The newest issue of SEW Somerset where I contributed art work.
2. A real snail mail letter, a little piece of art itself, from a friend.
It’s not easy to find the time to make something every day. But I manage. Washi tape Christmas trees, stitched on greeting cards.
Available in my etsy shop.
I bought a Loteria game from my local Rancho Market – a Hispanic grocery store. I love the images on the cards and game boards, because they are very simple and almost vintage looking. I decorated some matchboxes with them, and that was OK but it didn’t completely satisfy me. Last night I tried to make greeting cards, and these are the results.
On a recent trip to Portland I picked up a little tiny flower that I later learned is Fuchsia. I tucked it between pages of my journal. As I picked up the journal the other day to record a thought that came to me, the fuchsia flower fell out. At that moment I also had a couple of Speedball rubber blocks for stamp carving sitting out at my table. That was convenient. So I carved out a fuchsia stamp and completely forgot what I was going to write in my journal.
A friend asked if I have any new work that may fit a theme ‘The little black dress’. I was honest, I didn’t have anything along those lines, but I never want to disappoint people. Especially if what they ask for gives me a creative challenge. I told her I can come up with something. And yesterday I ended up creating 15 cards, each one different, each one stitched.
First time carving my own stamps. I like it!!