Art Journal Every Day: October into November 2018 Pages
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A Tale of Two Stamps

I've been working on designing my Baby Shower invitations!   A fun task for any mom-to-be and most definitely for an artist!  I decided that I wanted to carve a stamp for the invitations.  And so, I drew out a sketch, carved the stamp...

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...and then realized it wasn't going to work.  Two reasons why:

  1. This image makes it seem like I'm having twins -- which I'm not.
  2. There's a scratch in the block, which shows up in the prints.

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The flaw in the block is less of an issue.  The fact that it looks like I'm having twins is more of an issue.

Regardless, I decided to try again.  I thought about re-carving the block with an altered design?  But instead I decided to completely change direction.  This is what I came up with:

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And I think it's a winner.  It's not quite as whimsical as my first design, but I think it will be great for the invitations!

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