Living This Creative Life

I have two favorite quotes. The first one is by Emile Zola, "If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you that I came to live out loud". I don't know who the second one is by, but it goes like this, "If you're not living on the edge then you might as well jump". Both of these sentiments sum up my personal philosophy of this experience we call life on earth. Enjoy!

Friday, September 2, 2011

New (Ad)Ventures

Good Morning All,

Boy I thought I was busy before..... but now, I'm in the midst of non-stop action! I am launching two new ventures.

The first is a line of rubber stamps designed expressly for printing on fabric - I will have 37 different designs to debut at Int. Quilt Market and Festival in late October.

Here are six of the designs (click on the image to see larger). Each of these blocks of stamps is 4". My stamps will vary in size from 2" x 3" all the way up to 6" x 8". They will retail at between $4 for the smaller stamps up to $22.00 for the large sets that create pictorials. For this first round, I've designed flowers, birds, fish, leaves, hearts, butterflies, dragonflies and lots of textures.

The stamps are clear and cling to acrylic blocks for printing. They come set between two layers of plastic for easy storage. To use, you just peel the stamp off the plastic place it on the acrylic block and print. Clean up with soap and water, dry, peel from the acrylic block and store between the plastic again.

I've designed them with heavy lines and little surface texture - which is just what you need when printing on fabric. But they can be used to stamp just about anything from paper, clay, your walls, book art, you name it! A few of the designs have narrower lines and more open areas. I've designed these to use alone, or to print then quilt and color in with fabric ink.

Though I'm struggling with feeling overwhelmed with this life I'm making, I feel so damned lucky to be living the creative life of my dreams. I can't wait to share these stamps with you!

Till next time,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love them. Can't wait to see the rest of them.