Tuesday, June 30, 2009

rain rain go away...

it has been raining for a month straight in boston. we've essentially forgotten what the sun is and where to find it. every few days we think it might be a nice day but then... it rains again. to illustrate, this is a screenshot of the weather report yesterday...

strange thing is, it never storms. it's always this strange misty trickle. kind of makes you feel like lettuce at the grocery store. i love a good summer thunder and lightening storm because afterwards, you just feel so refreshed. it's like the world just got a good scrubbing and the air usually feels so much lighter. but you just don't get that with a drizzle! ack! so, since the weather has been so miserable, i've been able to tackle some projects that have been on my back burner for awhile.

i bought these frames from ikea over a year ago and never could think of anything to put in them. then i saw this over at the martha stewart crafts blog and thought it would fun to try out with different shapes. it's also a great way to use up all those teeny scraps of paper that i can't seem to throw out. i'm really happy with how they turned out :)

love letters! this is the first stamp that i've carved that was an outline (not like a solid shape like the heart.) i had been putting off trying it because it's such a pain to get those corners carved out. i realized that sometimes a good old xacto is better than a linoleum carver for clean lines and neat corners. we are powering through onto more complicated shapes! next up... trees?

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