My friend Irina gifted me this silhouette mint, a custom stamp maker, to my birthday!
First I was sceptic, but after I tried it out, I got hooked!
I took some of my older designs and transformed them into outline pictures so I could use them to create stamps. And it worked really nice! The only downside is, that you can not use normal ink pads, because the relief is not deep enough, instead you have to apply specific colors, but once you have applied them on the stamp, they get absorbed and so you can stamp multiple times before you have to use new ink. I really like the result! What a lovely little tool!
What do you think?
What do you think?
Right now it is snowing like crazy.
I am at the point where I feel saturated with winter, especially after our mountain trip.
Now I feel completely ready for the more outgoing seasons.
Therefore I am drawing spring flowers and creating new patterns.
It's March already!
This February we had only a few days without snow. At the end of the month we experienced extreme temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees and freezing winds.
There was a lot to celebrate – Birthdays of beloved ones, a newborn Baby in the family, my 11 year anniversary with Ronald and in two days is my own Birthday. It seems it will still be a wintery one and I can't come up with spring pictures yet, as we just returned from a trip to the Salzburger mountains where the snow was knee-high, the air crispy and the evenings cozy and calm. I did some more illustrations and had many nice ideas that I want to realize bit by bit.
I wish you a great start into the new month!
Until soon again!
PS: The bird on the third picture is a male pheasant. Pheasants look so clumsy when they fly, as if they crash into something any moment. Like every flight is a potential crash landing and when they run they look like a roadrunner, very funny animals!