Monday, 1 August 2011

Hand carved stamps

I've been carving up a storm recently making stamps. I've added these to my Etsy .



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If you're looking for more great things on etsy you should visit this site for these gorgeous, character filled cuddly mascots, one watches over me everyday as I work in my studio. They're delightful.



Finally, on a sad note, one of Australia's finest icons passed away last week. She was an inspiration to us all. Margaret Olley, a magnificent artist died in her sleep at 88, she was painting right up until her death, what a life.



At work in her 'studio' which was her whole house. What a lady.



17 comments:

yogiknitgirl said...

Ro;
You know I love your stamps, they add an extra element to my journaling and artwork. You never cease to amaze me with your talent. More than that your artistic heart and spirit gives inspiration to those of us who are lucky enough to know you!
Donna

Heather said...

Wow, you have been busy Ro. All your stamps are great and give such a lovely image. Love the mascot dolls too - great fun.

Sandie said...

What a fabulous woman, she looks so much fun to be with in the photos you show of her.
R.I.P Margaret.

Your stamps are simply lovely!
Thanks for the etsy shop share of the mascots, they look cheery characters!

Sandie xx

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

These are charming stamps and the mascots bring on the smiles! You have been busy!

Paula K. Cravens said...

Margaret Olley looked like a fabulous person to know. I would love to live and die very much like her.

jinxxxygirl said...

Love your stamps and the picture of the lady painting in her house. You ...might...want to rethink your use of the word 'finally' in your post as you talk of her passing away. Or maybe its just the way i read it , it seems ....wrong....hugs! deb

Julie said...

What an amazing way to reach the end of your life. I can completely understand having your whole house as a studio, I'm nearly there now!

Beautiful stamps!

Katie said...

You do some really cool stamps!! lovely!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Lovely stamps Ro, I love the designs, you are so creative.
RIP Margaret Olley, I would have loved to have walked around in her house.

Emma said...

Love the stamps & the cute little stuffie. I'll have to look Margaret up.

Thanks for your kind words. Once the decision had been made about Tally I found I could loose myself in the studio & get lots of bits & pieces done & felt so much better for it. Art is really a good place to be.

PamMcd said...

I noted the death of Margaret Olley Ro. What an inspiration. The thought of being able to work right up to the end is very comforting. I have a friend who is a fine artist (he draws in pen and ink) who told me he thought that he was at the top of his game last year after producing another wonderful masterpiece. He is 92 this year.
Great stamps- love the imagery.

grrl + dog said...

As usual, your stamp designs are so clear, and fit well on a shipping tag.

Glad that the softie is still on her job...

she loves to stamp too!

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Hi, Ro! Your hand carved stamps are wonderful. Thanks for sharing the Margaret tribute. She was certainly an inspiration for me to think maybe I can make my great exit in her fashion - creating and sharing art until my final hours before passing quietly in my sleep! Big Hugs to you. Angelia

Jenxo said...

Love those stamps Ro and its obviuos everyone else does too as they all sold :)

mo's house was amazing , i saw her interviewed recently, whta a tresure trove in there and what a national treasure we have lost....

Sarah Knight said...

Very cool!

Cory said...

Love the simplicity of the stamps, yes, sometimes less is more.

Thanks for the visit..

Papagodesign said...

Margaret Olley was and still is such a treasure and inspiration, whether in life or the legacy she left behind. The joyful exuberance and her eclectic home should be an inspiration to all of us. She really lived inside her art as well as creating it.
Ro, I am really amazed that you finished the fabulous journal commission. I feel so lucky to have been able to page through it. Every page is an artwork in itself.
Love the stamps, the pear is my favourite.
Can't wait for my next sketching session and more immersion in your fabulous creative environment.