In the mess of everything that was happening for me personally, I wasn't sure if I could/would do #CarveDecember. I was leaning towards "no way" and then there were so many posts on instagram from people talking about how excited they were to start #CarveDecember....
I read and re-read the enthusiasm and excitement in those posts.
I decided that I would do it, but take it verrrrry easy with super simple stamps.
I also decided that I wanted to do some extra giving while I was hurting. It seemed like doing something nice for others was a way to make the world a brighter place, even if it was a small gesture. And so I determined that every single #CarveDecember post on instagram would contain some kind of helpful information about stamp carving. Some small tips and some big ones. I've also been sharing time lapse videos of the carving and printing process. You can see all of that on my instagram feed.
Here are stamps #1-6. I created a series of stamps that work together:
Thus far, it has been another enjoyable December of carving. I think my stamps are simpler this year, but I don't think they're any less impactful. And the carving has been good artistic soup for my soul. I'll be back next week with lots more hand carved stamps!
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. It's never too late to join into #CarveDecember. Just carve a stamp, post it to instagram and use the #CarveDecember hashtag! Easy peasey! And don't forget, you have until December 31 to take advantage of this coupon: take 31% (because there are 31 stamps in #CarveDecember) off any of my online stamp carving classes using the code 31STAMPS.