Friday, March 27, 2015

Tea Time

Long winters call for a wide variety of warming beverages.

Enjoying a hot cuppa on top of Signal Nob in George Washington National Forest.

Getting organized.

We mounted a sheet of metal to the kitchen wall and magnetized our tea tins.

The herbs found glass homes.

Exploring new tea shops.

Inside Lost Dog Coffee in Shepherdstown, WV.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Stamp Making Process

I can't seem to tear myself away from my desk these days.  I've got a secret project in the works, which hopefully I'll be able to share with you soon.

For now here's a quick look at the process behind the hand-carved stamps I've been making.  

I start with a drawing, which I cut out with a fine-point blade.

Placing the images on the rubber.

With a pencil, I trace the cut-outs to make a silhouette, then add the detail by hand.

Cutting out the individual stamps.

Carving the stamp.

The finished product: An inked stamp and the stamped image on paper.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hello, World

Spring spring spring.

Breathing new life into my heart and hands.

And I have come home again.  Living in the creative flow.  With a notebook beside my bed, and visions that lure me to my desk in the early hours.

My room my room my room.

It's a pleasant place to lose myself.

Thank You.

Thank You.

Thank You.