Saturday, May 16, 2009

re-awakening





early yesterday morning i was enjoying a few blissful minutes in bloggyland when i stumbled into a post talking about rubber stamps. i had been stewing over what to do to my latest collage called awakening. and it hit me -- i needed to dig thru my storage closet in the art room and find my antique rubber stamp kit. it would be the perfect font for the word awakening -- just the right size with a classic vintage feel. about twenty minutes later i had added the new word to the piece and was able to say "finished"!!

like many of my treasures, this rubber stamp set had been my dad's. i bought it for $5 in the family auction we had two years ago. what a wonderful deal!!! now that i've used it, i'm going to keep it out to remind me to use it more often.

lazy, rainy saturday morning here in ohio. perfect day to have a second cup of coffee and spend the day in the art room -- in my pajamas, of course!!! take care and have a wonderful weekend!

20 comments:

Martha Lever said...

oh WOW!! This is a great piece and what a treasure! That rubber stamp collection is to die for---keep it front and center on your work table.

Terri said...

I like your new piece, and WOW that stamp kit is amazing. How lucky you are to own that.

Christine said...

great to have a problem solved, isn't it? wishing you more inspiration on this rainy weekend.

lori vliegen said...

i totally agree...stamping the word "awakening" was the perfect touch to an already beautiful piece! and, you KNOW that my mouth is just watering looking at that fabulous vintage stamp set....oh.my.goodness!!! and the fact that it belonged to your father, well, it's beyond spectacular, julie! :)

PrairiePeasant said...

You've added just the right touch! I have a similar stamp set that was my father's as well, although mine has a few pieces missing. Love the wooden box for yours.

Artist Unplugged said...

A beautiful piece and the stamps were the perfect addition!

Julie-ann said...

Beautiful art, love the cute birdie!

Petra Sohns Didion said...

Fantastic work, i love the rubber stamp collection and how you captured it in all its essence

tascha said...

That is an extremely cool stamp set! I think adding the word "awakening" was the perfect touch.
Beautiful art!

Almost Precious said...

Yes, you were right on the mark about making your title word "Awakening" larger...it's perfect. And what a wonderful vintage stamp set, thanks for posting photos of it, it is truly marvelous.
Anna

Staci Danford said...

How exciting to dig up and find use for an old treasure... Now that's a day worth waking up for..
Staci

Kim Hambric said...

I do covet those letters. And they are just the right size for that artwork. I just purchased a set of letters from Etsy - about 1 5/8" each. I have no idea how to start using them.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Wonderful stamp set...with it out in the open, I bet you will use it often! Lucky you!
Nice... coffee, pajamas in the art room.

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

love this stamp set. I love stamping, just finished a piece with letter stamp. It was so nice of you to visit.

Jennifer said...

I keep my collection of rubber stamps out so I can see it all the time... I love antique stamps. Yours is in a great wooden box... how neat. I have a post on my blog showing my collection, but they aren't in a cool box. Your piece is beautiful!!

Auburn Kat said...

I love it! Seriously, you are so talented!

Paris said...

Wow!!! Totally love what you came up with! Sweet! You are VERY creative. I am impressed and inspired by your work!

Jenn said...

oh the collage is soooo sweet and I am DROOLING over your rubber stamp collection!!!! oh my gosh...fabulous!

xox...jenn

Lucy said...

WOW!! what a treasure you have and lovely collage created using your stamps!

henzy said...

very cool. the bird piece, awakening is very nicely done.