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

>Crusdade No.41 – Grid Lock

>  For the second month in a row, I am participating in Michelle Ward’s GPP Street Team’s Crusade. And this month, our task is to create grids in our journal. That challenge really caught my attention. So off I went to create some grids. The first one I filled with my latest stamps as seen here and I added some of my favourite hand-carved stamps as well. That was an easy page. The next one was equally simple when I decided to sample my dye ink pads. These are small, about 1″ square, except for the ones at the bottom … Continue reading >Crusdade No.41 – Grid Lock