Battle of stamps: "2014"



This year was the year of re-discovering drawing and sketching. It started (again) somewhere in august and I don't remember what triggered it.
Two months later I found Sketchbook Skool on the www. That was a very pleasant find! I enrolled in one of their kourses (yes, with a 'k') and from there I never stopped sketching.

One of the teachers gave the assignment to make a selfie a day. I think this one is very funny: draw yourself while looking in the mirror and DON'T lift your pen.




So I decided to make a stamp of this one. To symbolise one of the things that put a mark on 2014. 
And for 2015? Keep on sketching! I already enrolled for the next klass in Sketchbook Skool, starting this friday. Happy New (sketching) Year!









More 'stampers' were in this battle. Go overhere to see what they made.



I'm a schoolteacher

...and I want to show it (-:

I already made these a while ago, in august and september. Ron and Marsha are both schoolteachers. Whether they use the stamps in their books or to send a nice message to a pupil.. I hope they will have fun using them.















Mette

Mette is born. A friend of her mothers, who happens to be a colleague of mine (that friend I mean), ordered this stamp.
She gave me the birth-announcement-card and I started cutting away. This weekend it will travel to Holland as a present. Hope Mette, or her parents, like it.











Sketching

It's not that I was doing nothing. I WAS creating :-). Just not stamps. I entered Sketchbook Skool. Very kool (-:
"Seeing"  is the name of the course I followed. And I did see a lot. I saw a lot of myself (selfies) and of ordinary things I hardly ever take a closer look at. Think I'm going to follow another Sketchbook Skool course in january. Loved it!


'Fast and slow': watercolour in one minute, then precise work in pen.





'Dive into the piece of toast, forget it is toast' (-:






'Make a selfie a day' (in different ways)





'Continual line drawing of three items'





'Go outside and draw a bird' 





'Draw nature, mixing different greens' (difficult!)





'Use a ballpoint, drawing items in the colour of the ballpoint'





Lettering





 'Draw a collection, with a ballpoint'





'See the pattern and draw'



Next time it will be a stamp again (-:




Terrafuse

A couple of weeks ago I was so lucky to follow a workshop at Terrafuse, Aruban glass - and ceramicart. I was introduced to the wonderful (but complicated...) world of making glassbeads. Very nice and interesting! I took home some selfmade beads, little wobly, not as round as I saw them in my mind... But it was a good introduction to this type of glassart and I will be back for more!

Did it myself :)


It was my pleasure to make a custom-ordered stamp for Marian from Terrafuse, with their logo on it, a small lizard.
Here's the result, was fun working on it.






the stamp messures 5 centimeters




mounted onto original aruban driftwood


Think outside the box

That's exactly what I did. Because this 'stamp' absolutely doesn't fit in my stamp-box. It messures about 10 x 20cm.

Aruba pelicans.
I want to go and look for a frame and hang it on my wall :).


From drawing to cutting to printing.









Pimp your diary

What do you need:

* a diary...
* your gouch and knife
* a simple eraser
* drawing of your favorite image, in my case a cat :)

And then you just do your thing:
















And... ready for schoolyear '14-'15! (thank god we still have another two weeks of holidays..)



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