Bright sun and warmth on the hills, a day like this is a gift. I worked in the garden this morning, a lot of cleaning to do at this time. Flowers blooming everywhere one looks.
My favorite photos are close-ups, especially close-ups of the hearts of flowers and the complicated heart of hellebores fascinate me i acknowledge.
This camellia, perfect mandala.
I can't resist to share this quote from Eckhart Tolle :"Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness." E.Tolle A New Earth
I realized recently that i never showed you the stamps i make with foam, they are very easy to do and i use them in many works.
I first draw my pattern on paper then transfer it on the foam with tracing paper. I cut the pattern out and lastly glue it down on foamboard.
I don't create only animals or vegetal stamps. I like to make abstract patterns too.
I use them a lot in an altered book where i express my love of animals and nature.
If you want to give a try at handmade stamps, mixed media artist Tracy Bunkers published an excellent book some years ago: "Print and Stamp" 52 ideas for handmade, upcycled print tools"
where she shows how to print and stamp with ordinary stuff we have at hand: rubber bands, garden knilling cushion,paper clips... My next step in creating handmade stamp is to teach myself how to carve them. More to come!
I send you peaceful thoughts friends, may you be well and at ease. Namasté