Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I can stop any time I want to -- really!


I couldn't resist -- I had to do one more.

I adapted this little guy from a Dover book of Art Nouveau drawings and stencil designs. He was exactly what I wanted and was surprisingly easy to carve. I was so happy with how he came out I couldn't resist sharing.

I don't have a problem, do I? I mean I can stop any time I want to...like maybe after the next stamp...



OK... so maybe after four more. I seem to have Bird Fever. I restricted myself to only four of my favorites -- the chickadee, the purple finch, the American redstart and another robin. Besides, the speedy carve is almost too soft compared to the speedy cut. Sigh. At least I've been reassured that I won't be alone at Stamp Carvers Anonymous.

23 comments:

Kel said...

Beautiful! I've got to do a bird. Even though it will be some kinda funky chicken thing...

michelle ward said...

JeriAnn - this was easy? You kid us! What a gorgeous bird! Very nice....what's next??? Thanks for showing us your crush on carving.

(I'm cracking up at Kel's comment - funcky chicken)

Maralena (AKA: mcdc3s) said...

What a lovely bird. That looks like it took a lot to time to do. Very nice.

LostLuggage said...

Great bird!

I'm still carving too...they can cart us off together. :)

Roberta said...

Lovely bird, I love all the details! I tried one too, but it turned out to be one legged birdy :))!

Regards,
Roberta

belle2create said...

Hi JeriAnn,
the bird is WOW!! And off course you can stop, he, after the next one, or maybe the next-next one. Have to go now, because i NEED to do something that starts with C (ends with ARVE). No, not addicted, ME????
Hedwig

DymphieM said...

Your bird is gorgeous. Cannot believe it was easy to do...

Ursula Clamer said...

This is a great bird, so well carved. I can just see it being a lot. By the way...don't fight it just enjoy the addiction! Happy Carving, Ux

Kathy McCreedy said...

How awesome! Now I have to go look at the other carvings you've done... I'm so impressed! (pun intended!) :D
Thanks for sharing, I'm inspired to get busy carving, all my best, K.

Kim Tedrow said...

That bird is amazing! -Kim

Loudlife said...

Hello. My name is Laurie B. and I am a carve-aholic.It all started when my mother, in a shamefully logical state, refused to let me carve on my chest of drawers...

;D

Loudlife said...

OH! And those birds are absolutely amazing and fabulous!

Laurie

Jo Anne O. said...

Love your birds! I want to be able to carve a raven or crow and now that I have seen your birds I am inspired to give it a go! Thanks!

audrey h. said...

Oh my goodness...these are gorgeous. I love those little birdies at the bottom.

Stephanie said...

Oh, I know! I have quite a little pile of stamps stacking up...BUT, now I want to cut some birds too!!

Becci said...

Thanks for sharing your birds, they are turning out very very good indeed!

I'm off to Hob. Lob. for some more carving rubber!

Have a great hair day! Becci

magicalmuse said...

Love the stamps you are doing! Where did you get a kit for stamp carving? I have had some supplies on Dick Blick bookmarked for a year now but never bought them. :)

iHanna said...

You have a whole street team with ya there girl!

Christine Edwards said...

JeriAnn, your stamps are sooo cool! Your art journal pages are very inspiring too.

ArtKat said...

More lovely bird stamps - such beautiful carvings! (And I like the envelopes, too!) :)

Liisa Mannery said...

Those are beautiful birds, every single one. And I admire your calligraphy as well.

eb said...

oh you are a woman after my own heart - those stamps are divine!!!!!!!!

xox - eb.

Becci said...

Oh these bird stamps are great! I think they could be the art all by themselves and could be framed just like you have it shown here!

Have a great hair day! Becci