Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Carving a wood (linoleum) block stamp

Goal #47: Carve a woodblock stamp

I attended an "art night" event yesterday and it was not until I got there that I remembered that it was one of my goals to carve a stamp. The hostess had all of the materials so I got to work thinking and sketching. Apparently in the 21st century, "woodblock" stamps are carved into blocks of linoleum, which carves like butter, very pleasant.

I had drawn a picture of a dandelion blowing its seeds into the breeze and thought I would write something about, "You can not live a positive life with negative thoughts." But that was a lot of letters. Then I thought of my dear grandpa and the phrase, "Yeah, keep on wishing" came to mind. I ended up settled on a few words that sum up my philosophy on wishful thinking as a good first step to dreams realized.

1 comment:

Shelby said...

I love this! I've wanted to do this for a while, too. Maybe after the wedding dress is done. :)
Can't wait to meet the baby!