First things first… I’m having computer problems these days so this will be my last blog post until said problems are resolved but you can always see my daily art on Facebook or Instagram. Second, even though my blog title says tangrams, I’m starting with a mandala that I made yesterday. Third, here are some tangrams my students made during our fine motor activity. I printed the shapes from this website on cardstock and cut only around the square they formed. I had the students work on their scissor skills by cutting the pieces on their own. I noticed that … Continue reading Tangrams

Carved lines РLignes gravées

I love stamps. I love carving. And I love lines. So this was bound to happen. Hand carved stamps with lines on them. And I love all three of them! Even with the little imperfections. Especially with the little imperfections! I know so many people who are crazy about perfection while I am the opposite. I love imperfection… well, only when it suits me! (Some things/moments just HAVE to be perfect.) So tell me, are you a perfectionist or do you embrace the little imperfections? (CeeCee, you don’t have to answer that!) ūüėČ J’aime les √©tampes. J’aime graver. Et j’aime … Continue reading Carved lines – Lignes grav√©es

Mandala stamp – √Čtampe mandala

Last week, I forgot to mention that one of the index cards was done by testing a new stamp. This mandala stamp. I carved it on June 24th and realized I needed finer carving knives. But for now, I will work with what I have. Above, you can see how the stamp looks with red printing ink and black dye ink. My collection of handmade stamps is becoming really interesting. I wonder what kind of design I’ll come up with next time… La semaine derni√®re, j’ai oubli√© de mentionner qu’une des cartes index avait √©t√© faite en testant une nouvelle … Continue reading Mandala stamp – √Čtampe mandala

Index-Card-A-Day 6 to 11 and a blog break

On the 6th, I forgot to make my Index card so instead, on the 7th, I taped two cards together. For those, I decided to test my homemade ink sprays with some paper stencils. On the 8th, I decided to fold the card into a butterfly. It’s one of my favourite origami models. On the 9th I tested my MKA stamp with printing inks. On the 10th, I had no idea what to do and it was late so I wrote a few words which were bouncing around in my head. And on the 11th, I played with a set … Continue reading Index-Card-A-Day 6 to 11 and a blog break

Thinking about the shop РJe pense à la boutique

Ever since I opened my online shop, I’ve been thinking about my future products and marketing. A couple of years ago, I had ordered free business cards. But when I received them, I realized I had made a mistake on them. I made corrections on a few of them but the 225 others (or so) are still in their box, unused. So one thing I want to do is to at least use them as a base for new business cards. I want to make something simple on my computer that I can then just cut to size and glue … Continue reading Thinking about the shop – Je pense √† la boutique

>Find your wings – Trouve tes ailes

>  One of the postcards I received in Hanna’s swap was from Danielle. When I went to Danielle’s blog, to thank her for the beautiful art, I saw she was thinking of hosting her own postcard swap. So I told her I was interested in participating. It’s a much smaller swap (only 8 people total) but it’s fun nonetheless. I decided to make 4 very similar postcards and used yesterday’s stamp on them. You can see all 4 below. Hopefully, the recipients will like them. Une des cartes postales que j’ai re√ßue dans l’√©change d’Hanna √©tait de Danielle. Quand je … Continue reading >Find your wings – Trouve tes ailes

>A new stamp and a new goal РUne nouvelle étampe et un nouveau but

> Yesterday, I decided to start rearranging my living room/studio. The table I was using to do my art is too low so I moved another one in which has folding panels. I started moving my main supplies to my new work area and I suddenly knew what I needed to finish the postcards I was working on for a swap: a new bird stamp! So I carved my stamp and then tested it on a journal cover before completing my postcards. You can see one of them in the background (they are all similar.) I will scan or photograph … Continue reading >A new stamp and a new goal – Une nouvelle √©tampe et un nouveau but