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#CarveDecember 2017: 6 Questions with loolabelle & mischievousredfox

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Today I'm sharing some more profiles of artists who participated in #CarveDecember!  First up: Louise Nelson, aka loolabelle.

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Q: How many times have you participated in #CarveDecember?

A: Twice

Q: Why did you decide to participate this year?

A: I absolutely love stamp carving but hadn’t done it for quite some time. #CarveDecember challenges and motivates me to ‘put my head down’ and just do it! 

Q: How would you describe your stamp carving skill level?

A: Proficient

Q: What is your favorite thing about #CarveDecember?

Creating a stash of new stamps, oh and the actual act of carving; I find it very satisfying and at times therapeutic.

Q: What are three things you learned from participating in #CarveDecember?

A: Participating in #CarveDecember reminds me how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE to carve! 

3 favorite prints from #CarveDecember:

My three favorite stamps are all a lil abstract and weird and it is just how I like them.

Stamp 1 Freaky Cat

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I just love how style-wise this cat is a like a weird child-like drawing.

Stamp 2 Abstract Face

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I just love how style wise it looks like a weird childish Picasso-like portrait.

Stamp 3 Simple Face

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I just love the simplicity of this face; it's perfect for repetition stamping.

Next up is Michell Follett, aka mischievousredfox:

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Q: How many times have you participated in #CarveDecember

A: 2017 was my first year

Q: Why did you decide to participate this year?

A: I have made a few stamps for other daily drawing challenges and really like the process. I thought it would be fun to have a goal to make stamps regularly. I am also interested in linocut printmaking and thought carving stamps would be a good way to get some skills.

Q: How would you describe your stamp carving skill level?

A: Beginner

Q: What is your favorite thing about #CarveDecember?

A: Seeing really great work to inspire me to keep carving!

Q: What are three things you learned from participating in #CarveDecember?

A:

  1. Garbage stamps! I have a bag of scraps that I had no clue what to do with, now I know!
  2. Keep it simple to keep up the momentum. When I’m first learning a new skill, I tend to want to make something elaborate and my skill level is not there yet. Making more simple stamps is perfect for me to learn the skills.
  3. Instagram is a very supportive environment.

 

3 favorite prints from #CarveDecember:

Thistle.  

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One of my favorite plants, I may have more pictures of thistles in my gallery than of my husband.  Plus it is the most detailed stamp I've carved so far.
 
Plants and birds.  
 

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I liked creating a little vignette with a few simple forms.  And I liked making the tiny birds from scrap.

Pink Pussy Hat.  

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This was the last stamp I carved in December and sparked a format that I've been using during the month of January for a daily pattern challenge (#letsmakepatterns).  I also really like coloring in the stamp, it's very relaxing.

I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about Louise and Michell!  I'll have lots more profiles of #CarveDecember participants over the next month or two.  Also: If you participated in #CarveDecember and you'd like to be profiled, send me an e-mail and I'll send you a questionnaire!

Thanks for stopping by!

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