Renegade Craft Fair This Weekend
Renegade Craft Fair is approaching this weekend.
Because of my health condition, I could not make as much as I wanted to, but did what I can do.
I added a new design to my collection of tile coasters:
I stocked up my regular stamp collections.
After carving each stamp, I make test prints. If I like the test prints, I will dry both stamp and paper by the sunny side of window.
I need to upgrade my handmade tool bag. I like the fabric but the height is a little short.
I started to add digital stamps on my Etsy store. Please visit my shop when you have time.
Almost the End of the Year
Recent custom stamps:
Recent additions to my Etsy shop:
New tile Coasters:
My new woodcut print:
Linoleum stamped bag (new!):
I will attend Renegade Craft Fair in two weeks:
This week I carved lots of custom stamps.
seven of this (my client’s design):
a stamp for a newly wed:
a cat in a costume:
a very happy dog:
Lastly a logo stamp (my client’s design):
More stamps will come next week.
Today started out with making a custom stamp,
…stamped polka dots on bunch of greeting cards,
…stamped my newly carved linoleum blocks onto many t-shirts, prepared nine tile coasters, and printed the first color for my old woodblock prints.
It was a great full working day, yeah!!
This is the first time I tried to frame my work in an oval frame. I like it.
Excited to Join Renegade 2012
I will have a booth, show my new work, and sell things at Renegade 2012. I am very excited about it.
I hope to see you there!
Such an Honor
It was such an honor to receive the Editor’s Choice at Maker Faire.
Thank you so much to my husband and our warm hearted friends that helped set up the booth and for your help throughout the show. I couldn’t have done it without you guys. It was such an great experience!
It was refreshing to start on my new work this morning.
This is part of the rough sketch:
It will be a medium sized multiple colored woodblock. I don’t know how long it will take to finish it as I have to decide the colors, transfer the image onto woods, carve and print. Probably it will take about a month or two. I am very excited, though.
My Monday turned out to be busier than my last several Mondays. I carved my first sloth stamp, and took several orders of custom stamps.
Honestly I did not know the word “sloth” until today. I ‘ve known the name of the animal in Japanese is namakemono, and sometimes wondered what it’s called in English. Now I’m wondering why it’s called “sloth”. Where did the name come from? Does the name sound any funnier to English speaking people as Namakemono does to Japanese? I mean, “namakemono” means “lazy dude” in Japanese, then what about “sloth”??
P.S. For people who has responded to my post, thank you very much for answering my question. So “Sloth” means somewhat “lazy” both in English and Japanese? How intriguing…
Handmade Tile Coasters
I like making tiles recently. It’s fun, but different type of “fun” from making stamps and working on art. Today I am sorting them as A. good ones, B. so so ones, and C. bad ones. Type A is ready to sell, type B requires more work, and type C is just bad and I have to redo it.