Wednesday, February 10, 2010


stamp size 3.25" x 2.5

Sometimes carving is just inspired. Even if you don't believe in an all-knowing and directing Deity, I'll bet that once in a while it just seems like your tool just takes on a life of it's own. This happened to me with the Blooming Flowers portrait, and now it has happened again with Silva Foot Family's Gram.

I am honored to have been able to carve this for Kristina - what a privilege. And what a beautiful and special soul.

Portraits are one of my favorite things to carve. However, they are never, never perfect. If I examine them too closely, I will most certainly find things that I would want to change, fix, tweak. But there comes a point in carving a portrait that you have to just say 'that's more'. If you ignore this instinct, you could ruin the whole stamp with your over-zealous modifications. Yeah, there are a couple of things on Gram I would want to change, but I know better. Experience is a good teacher. *smile*


Kristina said...

Thank you. A beautiful stamp to represent a kind and beautiful sole.

Mama Cache said...

I am speechless. Can't you just imagine Gram's smile if she could have seen this? I can.

You've done it again, my friend. Wow.

Anonymous said...

Ona Journey

Kristina said...

Gram would have been very pleased indeed.

Ari C'rona said...

Yes, this is one inspired carve, my friend! She's perfect! :o)

Fluffy Cow said...


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