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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Goodbye, My Little Casio

One of the best things about living in the same apartment building as my best friend is that I always have an emergency back up supply of laundry detergent, sugar, and, as was the case last night, electronic equipment. Therefore, I finally have a photo of the disc card from earlier in the week:

*A special shout out to Wren and Rob for lending me the camera AND for sending me back to my apartment with two huge pieces of homemade blueberry pie! SO GOOD!

I also carved another new stamp last night - a little chess pawn - that was designed to satisfy the second of three needed repeatable stamps on my 'To Do' list. Drawing the stamp was easy, but after carving out the block and testing the print, I ended up having to do a lot of detail work to make the curves of the pawn symmetrical. The end result was also not quite as clear or cute as I was hoping for.

I did take a bunch of photos of this process as well, but was too hasty is staging the shots and the lighting wasn't quite right (I'm still figuring out the mechanics of a much nicer, more expensive camera than the one I've been using).

Despite the not-so-good pawn, I still have plenty of stamp ideas to test out, so I'm just going to keep foraging ahead until I find the right prints. To date, my favourite stamps are still the technology/architecture themed ones and I think this is because these images usually have a good, yet intricate balance of clean lines and detail. I'm also trying to bring a bit of cohesion to my products (especially my new prints), so I think I'm going to try more images in this area over the next few days.

I'll try to post additional photos and updates tomorrow. I'll be heading up north for the weekend (no internet!), so I've got to make the most of my stamping time tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I'm beginning to wonder if the recent camera mishaps aren't somehow related to your technology theme. Beware of anyone named HAL...

    Perhaps a camera stamp is in order?