Tuesday, 27 October 2009

New stamps

I will start once again by thanking everyone who visits my blog and for those who leave comments, a special Thank You. I try to reply to everyone but have been falling behind lately, so please forgive me if I haven't thanked you personally, I really do appreciate your kind words.

This is one of the reasons I've been busy. I'm teaching a necklace workshop at home in November and had such a great response I've had to organize another workshop for December, I'm not complaining, I greatly appreciate all of the interest.
I'm hoping that before too much longer I will be able to make teaching and my art a full time occupation, I can dream anyway.



Below is where I spend most of my lunch breaks, I walk this pathway for half an hour each day. It's a sea of colour from now until autumn. As soon as the sun appears these lovely dazzling daisies spring to life. When the sky's our usual intense blue and the sea is a beautiful aquamarine, these daisies help create a wonderful palette for an artist.





Hand carved stamps have also been on the agenda. The ones below are now in my Etsy shop.






I was also the lucky recipient of this beautiful photo, framed as well, from Chrissy who had a give away on her blog. I was the winner, thanks so much Chrissy, it will hang in my studio. It's even more beautiful in the flesh.

23 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

You've been ever so busy with some very beautiful pieces...and your walk looks completely inspiring!! As for dreaming..keep dreaming that dream Ro -- the best way to make it a reality!!

Elizabeth said...

So glad that youa re back in blogland! you ahve been missed but I am thrilled to hear that it is because you are getting ready for more workshops!!!!! You will soon be doing this fulltime, I am sure of it!! your new necklace is stunning and the new stamps are just wonderful!! I love the poopy pod but the onion domes are simply brilliant!! These will not last long!!
Big Hugs!
Elizabeth

Terri Kahrs said...

Your necklace is awesome, Ro! How I wish I were geographically "closer" so that I could take your class! I'm thrilled for your success! Well deserved!

How could you NOT be inspired by such a beautiful setting. The picture of the daisies made my heart sing! Thanks for sharing your day. Hugs, Terri

Sharon said...

Your walking path is breath taking. Just as your necklace is too. Congrantlations on your teaching success.

Heather said...

That necklace is amazing Ro - I can't imagine being able to make such mundane 'ingredients' look so stunning. Good luck with the classes - I'm not surprised they are so popular. Love the walk by the sea and those daisies are glorious. We have to buy plants like that from the Garden Centre or raise them from seed in a hothouse. I love the stamps too.

Jen Crossley said...

Have missed you Ro,LOve your necklace its awesome Ro.Your new stamps look very cool.How I love your photos just stunning Ro

Poetic Artist said...

I know your dreams will come true.
I love the stamps.

azirca said...

What a delightful place to spend your lunch time.

Great stamps and necklace, love all of the elements that you have used.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Oh wow! I love your stamps. The moment I saw the poppy seed heads I had to have it!

Thanks so much

Best wishes
Carolyn ♥

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

The necklace is GORGEOUS !
And thanks for sharing such lovely photos you taken during your trip !

Candace said...

Ro, these photos of your walks and your works are a delight to me when I visit. Please do not feel you must return visits or comments --
holy mackerel, if I were in that landscape with those daisies, I would hardly return HOME.
The stamps are wonderful! Have fun with your workshops.

Candace in Athens.

Samantha Marshall said...

Wow, Ro. I just adore your gorgeous necklace- it's so beautiful.

jackie said...

What a lovely place to walk = Autumn in the Uk is beautiful and even warm this year, but I think you have the best deal.

Kim said...

The new necklace is gorgeous Ro, glad to hear your busy with teaching. Hang onto that dream! Wonderful pics again. I guess I'll be saving my pennies for more of your wonderful stamps again! LOL!

femminismo said...

Thanks for the little "walk" along your pathway. Those flowers look like your colored papers. What a nice lunch time walk this would be. Love the stamps. You are making my fingers itch! You won a beautiful photo.

rivergardenstudio said...

Your life sounds so busy and creative, Ro... I love where you walk each day... that you are teaching... and your new necklace and stamps are wonderful. Have a lovely weekend.

Jason said...

I nice place to have lunch Ro. I usually spent mine in a windowless office! :)

Studio Sylvia said...

Your stamps look great Ro and I am looking forward to the workshop. If that is how colourful your walks are, no wonder you are inspired and use colour so beautifully.

grrl + dog said...

always love your stamps...

Found art blog said...

Y'know, your necklaces would be brilliant as part of a Tribal Bellydance outfit... or has that been mentioned already??!

Karen Cole said...

Thanks for sharing the beauty that is outside, as well as the beautiful things you do. So much inspiration all around you, Ro.

Dot said...

So pleased you get to see the ocean during your work day. It's good for the soul!
Dot xx

Dot said...

P.S I hope you continue to trach more and more classes. And do it full time. You are a wonderful teacher and very talented. With a lot to offer.