In my January class with Susie Monday I set some personal goals. One of which was to start each day with a quick creative exercise. I have several different types of quickie exercises -- Notans (Japanese paper cutting exercises), exploding geometric shapes into tiny pieces, and perhaps my favorite of all, carving a stamp.
These are three of the stamps I've carved this week. Two were carved on linoleum blocks and the little one on a Magic Rub eraser.
Another stamp and a Notan. The Notans are always a surprise when I put the pieces back together!
The raw materials. I purchased the carving blocks and linoleum cutter from Dick Blick.
Doing a little something every morning really jumpstarts my day. And the stamps are useful as well -- I can't wait to use them to stamp fabric!