Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hiking in the Clouds

It was raining so hard this morning that not even Bean would come out with me today. I'd planned for Gowlland Todd but ended up at Mt. Work instead and climbed to the summit through a forest-scented soup of warm fog and rain. I ended up drenched from head to foot but was still too hot to wear more than one layer of clothing. A proper summer morning in the rainforest! I left the Nikon at home, so all of these photos I took on my Samsung phone.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Carving rubber in the sunshine

I was out hiking at Matheson Lake early this morning with Bean and a friend, and then out to Patti's for an afternoon sitting outside by her pond and carving stamps in the studio. A pretty good Canada Day, really.
Here are a couple of pages from my small Strathmore journal showing two of the new stamps I made: the messy, messy pattern, and a long cloud. I put them over top of an existing background and then played with pen and pencil crayon.

And here are some shots from the Matheson Lake hike.