mary jane dodd
so i think i have learned my lesson, to not get mad at myself anymore, to accept my pattern
i have a rather large project i want to make to submit to an exhibit... i have it in my head, but the time has come to start executing... you know, that moment of tension and excitement pulled so taut you feel like your insides are going to snap?
so i did what i seem to do
which quite simply is
something completely unrelated and new!
i started carving - i chose a lotus because i love that symbol for many reasons... i used a pink eraser (wrong) for the first one...
lotus and 'om' in siddham script
then i used a white eraser
'om' as above and sun/moon/flame
and was able to achieve the effect of woodblock cutting a bit more, i think...
then i used the carving blocks
'om' seated on lotus
and now i am addicted...
i had been wanting to make my own stamps to use for metal etching, but also for paper work...
so there you have it!
does your brain force you to have some play time before an intense project?