Me fascina crear mis propias estampas siempre y cuando sean de mi cabecita loca (rara vez hago algo que no es mío). Verás tres estampas que por obvias razones sabrás que no son míos los diseños. En fin, tengo tanto material y estampas hechas (algunas ya he perdido por mi mala organización) que he decidido acomodar lo mejor que se pueda en cajas y registrar algo de lo que tengo.
I love to create my own stamps, to put on rubber all the ideas coming from my crazy head. But this past June I made some rubber stamps from “Star Wars” for my kids birthday party. Those are the only ones that aren’t mine. He loved his theme party. (i’ll show you in another post the invitation and goody bags). Anyway, I have a lot of materials and stamps (that I have lost several because of my bad organization skills) so I decided to put them away in boxes and also save pictures of what I have.
Entre ellas he acomodado también algunas de las estampas que mis hijos han hecho.I put some of my kids stamps in the boxes.
Algunas estampas son dobles. Some stamps are double.
Aquí las que hice para el cumpleaños de mi hijo. Here the ones I made for my son’s birthday.
Todas las de los borradores son estampas dobles. All of the eraser stamps are double.
My new lino. La calaca has a boyfriend. She was waiting for a gentleman…
La calaca se encontraba sola, muy triste, muy sola. Su dueña decidió hacer algo por ella y le creo una pareja. Mientras su dueña creaba, la calaca alucinaba… y soñaba …y suspiraba. Imaginaba a su galán, guapo como superman. Cortez, audaz y valiente y lo quería toda la gente. Caballero como aquellos de los años ya “viejeros”
During school season we have the “Teacher and staff appreciation week”, I imagine all schools do that too, and during that week we have themes so we could decide on what to give to them. A flower, coffee, card, something hand made etc. These cards were from last year. My kids and I made them with brown cards stock and an old spanish workbook that a friend gave me to use for collage. I have used it a LOT. I used also, water color pencils, paint markers, gelly rolls, sharpies, a coffee filter and a piece of cardboard for a little painting for the school nurse. They were simple, and we made them smile. The school nurse has it hanging on her little space at school and I enjoy seeing it every time I go by.
I hope you keep stoping by so I can show you old and new works that I have not published yet.
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I have been enjoying creating pieces on scrap wood. They are rough and I think that’s why I like them. I don’t sand them, just add gesso and color over them. Here is the final result of a painting I did on October last year. I sold it, but I never published pictures of the end result.
Next one, is a gift I gave to my son’s other teacher. His English teacher. She is a sweetheart and excellent teacher. The tittle is “The garden of knowledge of Miss Yanga”in English. In spanish says “El jardín de conocimientos de Miss Yanga”
Here are the pictures:
Hope to see you here again, I have a lot of things I want to show you that I have done, but have not publish.
Just arriving from a long trip. We visited family. My old town it is HOT !! It’s amazing how easy we get used to a better weather. I remember growing up with out air conditioner and doing everything, playing outside, having fun and at night just getting our clothes wet to try to sleep, or sleeping outside in the hottest days and we survived. Now, I just want to stay inside the cold air. The more comfort we have with all these new inventions, the least we want to try the old way and we can’t even imagine living with out them. We are spoiled 😉
In other note, I have a lot of brown and thick card stock paper and I have been adding black gesso and painting on them with paint markers, acrylic markers and Gelly rolls pens. I like what have come out of them. Here a few images.
The first is an attempt I did (before I started my calligraphy class) to make my family do the dishes after themselves. It worked just two days. Mmmh…
It says: “Please clean after yourself. Help keep this kitchen clean. Love Mom. HAPPY mom, HAPPY family”. It was more for my husband 😉 Even though, I always try to make my kids do their dishes it’s always a constant battle. Now they are 10 and 8 and they can perfectly help. I just give them the plastic dishes. Anyway, I’ll keep trying.
The next one, I gave it to my sister in law during Christmas. I did not wanted to give her just a gift certificate, that’s why I added my flowers. But I don’t know if she liked it. She has other style.
and so far this is all for today. I have been working a lot, but I have not posted in a long time on my blog. So please keep coming because I have a lot to show you.
I have been printing with my kids so many times, I have even invited friends with their moms over to create and do a lot of printing. The kids love it and it’s a perfect way to keep them busy. Also, I have printed on wood. I had to make a stamp for a weeding (the design isn’t mine) it’s something I don’t do much, because I really don’t like work on commission; but I did it anyway. I liked the end result. I had to make the letters too. That was more challenging. The new thing was to print on wood, I have never done that. I love it!!
The other one I’m going to show you, is a stamp with birds. My interpretation of birds of course. It’s a circular design and I really like it. I printed on my kids shirts. I used ink good for paper and fabric, and let me tell you…They are great!!. I have been washing the clothes I printed on, and the ink is perfect. The best thing about them. YOU DON’T HAVE TO IRON THE INK to be permanent.
and so far that’s all for today. I have a lot of finish work and in progress that I want to show you, so I hope to see you next time.
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