Yesterday I was reminiscing with Mom about May Day activities in our old neighborhood. We would make (and receive) handmade paper baskets and cones filled with flowers cut from the garden - usually nearly-expired tulips or daffodils, wrapped with a wet paper towel and tin foil, or a handful of leftover Easter candy. Ding Dong. We'd drop our offerings on the front step and run for cover. Did you do that too?
My doorbell did ring yesterday, but it was the mailman with an armful of deliveries too big for the mailbox. Included was the latest issue of Somerset Studio. It remains a thrill to be included in my favorite publication. My Make it Your Own column has me standing on soapbox to encourage you to carve some rubber.
Here is a better view on the first piece - metallic doesn't show up very well in print. Made for Shannon. We all think of her when we see pink roses, but sunflowers were one of her favorites.
I included my journal pages but I always find it interesting to see the thought process of an artist at work. Here are what my process pages typically look like while I'm working on other surfaces.
And as I said earlier, and in the article, I've assembled previous posts about carving onto a tutorial page - not meant to be a comprehensive how-to, but you might find it useful, or motivating. See HERE.