Making my own rubber stamps is positively therapeutic! I made most of the stamps out of white erasers. I like the white erasers far better than the Speedball Speedy Cut sheet which crumbles very easily. I spent the whole day carving! So relaxing! The horse was made with a big block of colour created with a stencil made with acetate and then outlining with Indian ink and tracing paper. I can't figure out how to do this transfer method properly. The ink doesn't seem to want to transfer.
After playing with the stamps, I decided to use Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi lyrics. I have been looking out my window and seeing my beautiful natural prairie turning into a sea of houses and trees not natural to the prairies. The city folk want to live on acreages and leave their bright outside lights on all night long making the gorgeous starlit night sky less visible.
"Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got,
Till it's gone?
They paved paradise,
And put up a parking lot..."
I hope to grow in my carving skills, but in the mean time, the process is good therapy!