Thursday, July 09, 2009

Carving stamps is my latest obsession

You're looking at a scan of a test page of hand carved stamps I made recently, with some cut out shapes made using the same stamp around in a circle at the top. So far I've made mostly garden forms - flowers and leaves - but it will be fun to keep exploring various subject matters. Once again, geometrical shapes that remind me of the Hungarian folk art patterns I grew up looking at are appearing in my sketchbook. The simple forms used together can create beautiful patterns and mandalas. I'm going to be offering these at livefunky individually and as sets very soon.

1 comment:

Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

ooh, the possibilities! I've carved stamps myself but they were all "pictures", not patterns.