October 7, 2011

* Playing and Carving

I've been playing with my new carving tools again today.  It's been interesting.  I guess what I like most about the process is it's calming effect, and the primitive outcome.  I don't think I would want to carve anything too refined.  Here's what happened today.

This is the largest stamp I have carved.  Fits on a sort of business size envelope, so you can get an idea.

I'm not sure I achieved the look of "Crow" is wanted, but I like her anyway.

My funny little horsie.  Her name is Penelope. 

Have NOT made it up to the studio as yet.  I've given up setting a time.  I guess it will happen when it happens.  

Thank you all my Lovelies for stopping by.  It's Friday already, so have a relaxing, creative weekend.

“Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.” – Niccolo Machiavelli


  1. these are really beautiful Donna.
    I like your horse, she has character.
    Love, Di

  2. Your stamp are fantastic, Donna. I think it's the imperfections which make them look so good, and the crow looks very much like the one which sits in my tree watching me everyday! Glad that you have such a nice occupation just now. Take care, hugs, Valerie

  3. You're getting really good at this stamp carving. I absolutely adore the crow. :)

  4. Your stamps are fabulous. I'm definitely not going to show you mine now. Thanks for sharing your wonderful artwork...,you are so gifted in all that you do.

  5. dear Donna, beautiful carving today! Glad to see you are still playing and having fun after yr operation...These are fabulous! take care of yourself, gerri

  6. Hi Donna I love your carvings just beautiful .I love the primitive aspect of them they have turned about beautifully. Maybe if you had made it up the stairs you wouldn't have carved them so that's good for us.


  7. Donna, do your talents know no limits??? Truly, I can't believe the variety of things that you are good at, my friend. A-ma-zing!!
    Hope your recovery is continuing to move along.... one little step at a time.... 8)

  8. Beautiful designs with beautiful colors.

  9. This is beautiful, so also your horse. Fantastic. I hacve the tool also but don't do everything with it. When I see your stamps it activate me, beautiful.
    Lovely greet Marja

  10. Donna, I am sooo behind on your blog! eeek!
    First, I love this stamp! perfect for mail art! And that drive along the back roads looks like a real treat!