Artist Life

Arts & Crafts Fair

Bookmark WillA friend of mine is a full-time photographer, artist, and college student; so she knows what is going down in our College’s art department. Turns out that this week there will be a Spring Fair hosted by them. She was kind enough to offer me a spot on her table to sell some of my art at the fair. I gladly accepted, and wanted to share with you guys what I am up to. 🙂

I recently got into making blockprints. I think it was about a month ago that I started, and I am only making small “stamps”, and semi-small block prints for practice. I am thinking of using these to create some random things to sell at the fair, including bookmarks. Unfortunately, my phone has been acting up, and since it is my camera for ArtsyRobot, I can not make a “How-To” out of this project. Though I plan to make more prints soon and hopefully by then I’ll have this camera problem fixed. On the plus side, I can share what I have learned while making these creations.

Things I Learned:

  • Blockprint CharmanderThere are many variants to making stamps and block prints. You can use potatoes and other vegetables to use as stamps. If you make a rubber stamp or linoleum like I did it will last longer. I guess it depends on if you want to make this a rainy day project with kids or something for your own personal crafting.
  • Please be careful when cutting out the stamp. I do not want any of you to accidentally get hurt if you try this project. I guess just be conscious of where your hand and the lino-cut is at. I have stabbed myself more times than I care to admit.
  • This is another craft that you should not rush. Take your time and let it help you relax.
  • This is a very peaceful type of craft/art. Craving away at the linoleum can help de-stress you from a long rough day of tension.
  • Be creative. Some of the best pieces I’ve seen are ones that people put their hearts into.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week, and hopefully next week I’ll have this whole camera thing fixed. 😀


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