Monday, January 26, 2009

for mom-to-be

with many family and friends becoming pregnant, i was inspired to make a greeting card to celebrate such a happy moment with them

it is a folding card letterpressed on a 6" x 8" somerset paper then folded into a 6" x 4" card. the cover reads "(expecting)". i like lower cases, it looks modern and young.

inside i had something simple for the mom-to-be.

i had lots of fun making this card, cuz it's not only making something i enjoy, but it was for a purpose that might bring a smile to my friends' faces.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Something NEW: Astro Boy

i wanted to do something new, something different and something cute, so i did a small printing block. i found a cute looking character and drew it on the little lino block with pencil then the rest is history

my handy tool and cute little astro boy waiting to be carved

occasionally applying heat to the block to soften the surface for easier carving

carefully carving the outline of astro boy. time consuming but fun

final product!

my very first experience of block carving was in high school, i almost forgot how fun it was! i am planning to carve something bigger and with higher level of difficulty :)

Out of it cuz... I GOT SICK

My dear friends, I havent had a chance to post any update... cuz I have been feeling mighty sick for the past month :( I have been pretty much in bed, which sucked! But now I am finally feeling much better and will soon be posting my work again!