I really enjoyed our Art Quilts Maine meeting today. I was telling about my blog, so I figured I should get something new posted so that if some AQM members come to check me out, they'll see all this cool stuff.
In the morning, we had a stamp carving and angelina workshop. I chose to work on stamp carving. It's such a fun activity. It can be as easy or as complicated as you like. And the results are so immediate.
Here you can see the bird I carved, and another branch shape in the works. That's my Frayed Edges exchange notebook cover that Kate made for me on the right. Isn't it marvelous?
Here are the impressions made by my two finished stamps.
I'm thrilled with how that branch turned out. Does it look familiar? I'm not so sure about the bird. He needs an eyeball. And I wish I hadn't completely carved out that wing.
And here are some of the stamps everyone else did. Amazing, don't you think? That's less than an hour of work.
We were all quite inspired by Gloria Page's book Art Stamping Workshop. Some of these shapes are from her templates.
And then on to show and tell. I took some more pictures. But sometimes I'm hesitant to publish others work without their permission. I encouraged several to start their own blogs, so maybe you'll see their work in the blog-o-sphere, eventually.
I will show you one of Kathy's pieces even though she now has a blog. It's so wonderful!
You can't even see the wonderful quilting or beading. Kathy, you must put some close ups on your blog when it's done.
I'll also show you an amazing close up of Sarah's latest quilt. You can read all about it on her blog. She is a master of quilting words and I love the effect.
I carpooled with great friends and we drove through Dunkin Donuts on the way home for Iced Mocha Swirl Lattes. And saw a bald eagle sitting in a tree along the river. Could it get any better? I am richly blessed.