Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
My next class was taught by Kim Byerly -- we carved stamps for ATC. I was very apprehensive about this class due to both my inexperience with ATCs and carving. I was the only one in my class to never have carved a stamp prior to this class. We picked a design and then transferred it to our carving block with tracing paper and pencil--here is a carving block:
Next was the carving...here was my semi finished carving:
and finally stamped onto an ATC:
All in all it was not that bad for my first shot. A few areas that can be cleaned up but something I will definitely try and perfect. Those were the only two classes I participated in but I did have a good time hanging out with Kim, Shara and Kecia the remainder of the times when they were not in class. Here is a wonderful artiscape commemorative journal from Shara:Thanks again -- the journal and the candy were great. Perhaps next year I will venture in to another couple classes. My next art adventure will be Nina Bagley's class at Valley Ridge. I need to get out and search for the perfect sticks and stone for my project. I had a whole collection of flint that I acquired for various means as a kid but for the life of me, I can not locate it. I am still hopeful it will surface prior to Nina's class.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
The cassette and chain pictured is a photo I took of my new road bike after its inaugural ride. Just in case you missed my prior post....here again is the new road rig, the inspiration for this card:
I'll post more after my classes.......here we go.