At the beginning of this past summer,
I was lucky enough to enroll in a 12-person
Artist's Way group that was forming at my church.
The sign-up was on a first come first serve basis,
and I got in just in the nick of time.
We have since finished our 12 weeks of class,
but we became such a cohesive group
that we all wanted to stay together.
Now we meet monthly,
with two group members choosing an activity
for the 2-hour evening get together.
I love carving stamps, so I suggested to Faye, my cohost,
that we do that.
She found some wonderful tutorials online,
using adhesive-backed foam.
I became particularly enamored with this one
I was playing around cutting out foam stamps this morning,
and you can see my results above.
Now, that was not what I had in mind when I suggested the activity.
I wanted to carve stamps,
but I have become addicted to this method.
I do carve a lot of stamps,
and I use Geninne Zlatkas' book,
as my go-to,
not so much for her motifs, but her carving directions.
Carving is such a peaceful craft -
I love it.
I carved this butterfly stamp for Maggie's quilt
I don't do very much drawing, so this is my best job
and I think Maggie will like it.
Speaking of Maggie's quilt,
it's coming right along
I managed to get a couple more rows sewn together this afternoon.
My goal is to get them all joined up by the weekend.
Here's how it looks from our house this afternoon
a few trees across the lake are turning
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