This week’s topic – spotted, had me really stumped. All I could think of was spotted eggs (no doubt from an egg-full weekend). So finally, I came up with Apsen trees. To me, they are the most beautiful trees with ther shimmery leaves and spotted trunks. I grew up in Northern Arizona where aspen trees are plentiful, especially in Flagstaff, Az where I went to college. They remind me of long hikes up the San Fransisco Peaks in Flagstaff and drives up to Hasayampa Lake in Prescott. My spotted trees were done on a small piece of canvas paper with acrylic paints.
I’ve also been wanting to post this rubber stamp print series. I had wanted to use the top right one as an entry for IF –SPRING a couple of weeks ago, but was too busy. I made a series of four each depicting a different season, altogether telling a little love story. 1) Winter Love, 2) Spring Emergence, 3) Summer Fullfillment and 4) Autumn Gathering. Each piece is carved on 4 x 5.5 rubber blocks. I then inked them up, printed each one on linen paper and then scanned them on my computer. I printed them from my computer onto notecards and gave these away last Christmas as notecard sets.