drawing | abundance {calm part II}

i've been rummaging through my studio contents abundantly, to the point i've probably thrown out too much stuff, and i'll be sorry for it. it is however that kind of mood / mode i've been in. unearthing new abundance by getting rid of the dregs. 


my homemade gelli plate abruptly broke apart after my last usage, whereupon i noticed serious moulding going on, despite the preserving glycerine and sugar. i shall have to look into upgrading my recipe, or acquire a shop bought plate. 
i'd love to say i'm free wheelin' soft cuttin' away and having fun but, boy is this labour, or what? convinced as i was i was going to cut and carve one-two-three and hey, presto has had me in chuckles; and in tongue in cheek behaviour; and in right fits.

notes from a soft-cut novice : keep the design simple and then simplify that design {i didn't}, study other people's designs till your eye hurts, let hand rest now and then, always keep positive and negative well in mind, don't mess up. by ALL means, mess up! ☺

chances are i'm letting the print making rest a little. i find it to be distractive of my other plans {read: focus} and not necessarily contributive yet. wherever you are, stay safe. i'm wishing y'all a relaxing weekend. veronica gathers us in abundance, she sweet. ♥

10 comments :

  1. oh yes, a lot of carving, a lot of detail. this is how we learn jump in and then take note of the work involved.

    it is lovely.

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  2. love your design, it´s even more interesting like that...
    free yourself and abundance will come!
    x Stefanie

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  3. I never tried carving ... but I think I have some carving knifes - maybe I should try it TODAY instead of decorating the house ...
    I think you did well - i like the pattern very much.
    Annette

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  4. Great advice! I have some carving tools just itching to come out of their metal tin. What did you carve into? It looks shiny like Styrofoam.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Nice to see your woeking process.And tiny deer is watching! - eric

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  6. Beautiful carvings, lovely details. Thanks for sharing your process.

    "Don't mess up. by ALL means, mess up!" Ha, I love this and should make it my mantra.

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  7. Lovely flowers!!! Well done (and sorry for your plate).

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  8. Well done on the flowers and that vintage deer is sweet!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2015/12/cold-corner-view.html

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  9. Well done on the flowers and that vintage deer is sweet!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2015/12/cold-corner-view.html

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  10. ouch, damn, shame that it broke.

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