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March 19, 2004

Just a few thoughts on my stamp art- why I do this- why I share it on the web.

          I had never really considered rubber stamping as an art form. Someone on an illustrator e-mail list suggested I sell some of my artwork to rubber stamp companies. I decided to give it a try. I sent off some samples to a few places- and lo and behold- they bought them! Huh. That was cool. I started looking around at what sort of designs were out there. Wow. Surprise. There was some really great work being produced as rubber stamps. But what could you do with them?

          One of the companies that bought artwork from me was After Midnight Rubber Stamps. The owner, Linda Hanson, was kind enough to send me all of my stamp designs. She sent them as unmounted rubber. I had NO idea what to do with them. How were you supposed to use them? I asked her what she recommended. Well, Linda is an absolute doll. She said it hadn't occurred to her that I wasn't a stamper. She explained how they could be mounted and got me set up with basic supplies. Then I started playing.

My first attempts.

Pretty mundane, but at least I was figuring out some of the options.