Loving my new translucent stamps and blocks with interchangeable lay out. There are so many different designs to choose from, both traditional to contemporary, whatever your fancy! You simply peal the stamps on and off of the hard, clear block. The stamps are almost gel-like in texture. (Are you gellin'?)
Personally, I have used them so far for my photography event clientele as little inserts heralding the arrival of their keepsake CDs. (trumpets, please)
Additionally, I'm enjoying making gift and note cards for personal use. Embellish as you like. I have added penned names, and titles, and I have bordered the cards with vintage-look edging material.
The image above is stamped onto a lovely mottled cream-colored card stock paper from Staples.
Check out these stamps and blocks and BE INSPIRED! I found mine at AC Moore.
Here we go, the very first blog post of my all new, all cool, all creatively fabulous NEST blog.
It feels like the first day of school! How exciting.
How about a little conjecture on inspiration and art, shall we? Lets!
As an artist, I think of inspiration as a the birth moment of anything...inspiration can be thought of as a "sense of something", but what...
To anyone that artistic inspiration , that "something", is personal. It may be the tenderness of love and security, or perhaps a sense of fun or adventure, or maybe it is simply a general all around feel-good aesthetic. What ever the case may be it is the inspiration that decorates and builds upon the nest that define's one's life...much the way birds work so hard creatively, pain stakingly, gloriously, amazingly finding, piecing, layering, tucking, as they create this masterpiece cradle of wonderful love and steadfastness known as...THE NEST! What an incredible Godly creation in deed.
Will you be inspired to go fluff and build your nest a bit as we share together. I hope so.
As an artist I create in many different ways. Someoneonceasked me what the "Artistry" part of my business card referred to, and to tell you the truth it is a convoluted and wonderful part of who I am. This, my friends, can not be answered in a simple one word utterance. Instead it is part of my thought process, my gestures, my interests, my abilities...etc.
If pressed for a more "concrete" answer, well, I am a: baker, painter, sketcher, collagist, photographer, writer, color theorist, and more. Also, I enjoy utilizing my talents to appoint interior design elements~
~A point which comes in handy not only when creating beautiful photographs or paintings for clientele, but will also be exercised this summer and fall as my fiancee and I prepare the house I will move into with him after the wedding. I must say he does not have the stereotypical bachelor pad...but it is a wonderfully blank canvas. I certainly am inspired!
In fact this runs in the blood in my family, as I come from a long line of multi-medium artists. My sister is a fabulously multi-faceted, multi-tasked artist, with a repertoire which includes knitter, author, baker, etc. She is Larissa Brown, author of Knitalong, along with her husband Martin Brown.....and my brother Ryan, who lives in Philly with his creative and capable up and coming invitation designer (and wife), Carryn, graduated from Hussian art school. He continues to share his art by various means such as his most recent, and uniquely charming watercolored-robots series. We were blessed to have parents who allowed us to spread our wings artistically and to try whatever experimental designs or concoctions tickled our fancies. Thanks mom and dad! ;)
And now I am blessed with a super-supportive fiancee who is supporting me going back to work in the fall on a part time basis in order to follow my God given artistic gifts, to allow them to breathe and soar, and to share them. Yay.
I leave you with an image of me and my co-nester-to-be, Kevin. I am sure to share wedding blogging along with my photography and more! I hope you will comment and share as well.