:: sugar and... ::
a day late and not exactly perfected yet, here's my contribution to the word.play project for this month.
i wanted to do something a little bit outside my usual repertoire, and something i could work on while evan was playing outside, so i decided to hand carve this ampersand stamp.
i carved it from that rubber stuff they sell next to the linoleum blocks in art stores. much much easier to carve but in the end i think i'll probably end up remaking my stamp in real linoleum because the rubber is so bendable it makes it impossible to get a reliable print.
i made 8 or so prints and each one turned out so different. i don't mind a little noise in my print but some of these are kind of ridiculous.
anyway, the original plan was to make this cream and sugar piece, but then i got babies on the brain and went ahead and experimented with a print for a little girl's room: sugar and spice and everything nice. since only the ampersand is a print and the rest is hard written by me, i can make a boy one, too, if i want to (snip, snails, puppy dog tails).
actually the sky's the limit.
what a fun little project. a nice diversion from my to do list. so who's on for some more word.play next month?