A couple of weeks later, carving material showed up in the mail. What could I do ... I had to try it. There it was right in front of me ... no more excuses. About a week ago, I purchased a carving tool at the art store here. I am still suffering from a cold today ... but you know how that is. I'm sick, but not sick enough to pass out in bed, and not well enough to go out and play. Compromise. I climbed into my bed with the carving material and tools. I had fun. I do love the primitive look of hand carved stamps. In a Valentine card swap once, Ann Bagby sent me one of her hand carved stamps! It was lost in the move unfortunately. I think Ann's work is incredible .. I'm a huge fan. 'nough said ... here are my first attempts. A crown, of course. A leaf and a heart. I left some of the background material on the stamp instead of carving it away. I like the very primitive look it gives. Reminds me of beautiful wood cuts.
|La Luna. 6:02 AM. She hangs in the sky in all her glory, believing she is the only one. Shortly, El Sol will show her she is not.|
I strive to give to others a sense of sacredness, because an art event is not just a formal fact but also a moment where you put a mark on your dedication. You must have a feeling of joining a tribe where there is the stick of command, because you are in a sacred place with its rules.
Think about this quote. I believe it to be true.