Awhile ago I promised that I would share my attempts at block printing with you, whether they were or were not successful. That promise, combined with a personal resolution to stop being afraid of looking like an idiot in front of other people, lead me to share the following -- my first, really embarrassing attempt at carving for block printing:
Now, hopefully some of you are saying to yourselves, "Self, what's she talking about? That looks awesome!" Well, that's what I was thinking until I'd gotten that far (which is to say, almost done, after about 30-45 minutes of meticulous carving), and started thinking about how great it was going to be when I stamped this onto the envelopes I'd made out of grocery sacks. And then it hit me in a flash -- those words should be backwards.
So I stopped carving, inked up what I had so far, and stamped it onto another piece of rubber.
After another 30-45 minutes, I finally came up with this:
Which happily yields this:
which is exactly what I was going for. :-)