I have been busy carving a new rubber stamp for a project I’ve been working on for a month, now.
I needed a large bicycle stamp, and couldn’t find one I liked, so I made one! I’m almost out of the large sheets of rubber I bought in Japan. I don’t know where else I can find this stuff, so I’m getting a little worried.

While I was testing the stamp, I remembered that I signed up for a postcard swap over at ihanna, and I needed to make 10 art postcards. I realized this bike was the perfect size for them, so I went to town on a stack of old cereal boxes with sheet music and a few other hand-carved stamps I had around. Toss on some punched-out lilacs, go one round on the sewing machine and wa-la! Postcards everywhere!

Now to send them off- looks like most of them are going abroad. The Netherlands, UK, Germany, Canada, and a few in the US. I hope they find their homes!

I wrote on the back an excerpt from one of my Great Grandmother’s poems,
“I must have a lilac’s purple promise to tell my winter-weary soul that spring has come and all is well.” -Helen Lowrie Marshall
Those words always come to me in spring- and I’m always so thankful that she wrote them. I’m tickled to have the opportunity to share them with others.