Dear Jane
Far Flung Bee 2012

Stamp dreaming

July has been a good month for stamps, and I’m really enjoying the quiet time spent with a hunk of white rubber and my concentration.

I’m currently working on three stamps (a business card, a save-the-date, and possibly the coolest: a stamp to stamp into fondant icing on a cake for a dear friend) but here is my latest finish.

I feel like my carving ability has taken a big step forward lately, and that’s pretty exciting to me as I’ve been doing this for a long while now and sometimes it just feels like you get stuck in progression. It’s a horrible state where you can see where you want to be, where you think you should reach to, but your ability just isn’t ready to take you there yet. You just gotta keep pushing and pushing and have faith that you’ll get there, and after 4 years of carving I think I’m getting there.

I kind of wish I’d taken an imprint of each stamp I’ve made, and journalled them. I think that’s something I should start in the future. Then I can look back and see where I’ve been when I’m thinking about where I’m going.





2 Responses to Stamp dreaming

  • Lily says:

    I love that you make stamps. In fact, I stopped by your Etsy and noticed you do custom stamps! I may have to commission one from you for our wedding address labels and whatnot :) I adore your style and how it’s so personable.

    • Holly says:

      Hey thanks Lily! Custom stamps are actually my favourite, because I get to work with some really great designs! I just love how cute everything looks when it’s turned into a stamp. Feel free to email me if you ever want to get your own custom done! H x

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