I want to live an enchanted art life. But real life (RL) interferes. Phone calls must be made. Bills, paid. Business emails, sent. Shit, arranged. I usually let these pile up till I have a conscience attack on a Friday afternoon, but then figure “I’ll do it all first thing Monday morning. Swear.”
This past Monday I had accumulated quite a list. Torture of phone calls vs torture of “things left undone”? I chose the phone calls. By noon my RL issues were all caught up with. Ahhhhhh!
My mind could drift back to textile projects. I could play! Because the air was cool, I decided to work on my rubber stamp carving out on the porch. I want to stamp some designs on textiles I’m working on, but I don’t really have the knack of either carving or getting clean images off my stamps.
I do finally have a lovely carving medium: EZ printing blocks from Dick Blick. And I’m getting the hang of the Speedball lino-cutters I’ve had forever. I pulled out an Exacto knife (no. 11 blade) and a few odd “dental tools” from my polymer clay kit. In business!
Challenge: keep it simple. Squares, circles, triangles, crosses. Let’s see where this leads.