Friday, January 11, 2008

New cards for the new year...

Been working on some new card designs, with Valentine's Day coming up and it being the year of the rat and all. My Valentine that I just posted in my Etsy shop is not just for Valentine's Day. I got this amazing paper when I was in Tokyo back in October at this beautiful little shop, called Bingataya, and of course I've been hoarding the sheets until now. My workshop is undergoing a bit of a spruce-up and I've had these many sheets of new paper hidden until I had a nice tidy surface to work on... Well, the way I work, that is just NOT going to happen! So I took it out anyway and have this to show for it.



Yesterday I was carving some rat stamps. The first stamp was a hefty rat, and a little too real looking. Not what I wanted for a card. This little guy looks a little shifty, but that's what I like about him ☺ He's just looking towards the new year ahead - so many things to accomplish...


Took lots of jewellery photos the other day, but haven't posted a lot of it yet. I'm kind of wanting to hang onto these earrings since I love 'em! I guess I should just make myself a pair.


Well, I'm still in a productive mood, so I'll go and do a bit more work before heading out to taiko practice in a couple hours.

2 comments:

nkonishi_1 said...

Sandra; I love the Japanese cards, and yes, the rat is shifty but also endearing. Your earring designs always have a fresh and cheerful feel about them- I have a couple earrings that are similar, but more neutral and noncommital- know what I mean? Looking forward to seeing your new listings in your shop!

tatsuko said...

Thanks Nance! You have gone from calling me a "bad blogger" to being so kind. I'm suspicious ☺ I looooove those earrings that you made me (red pearls on copper wires) - I wear those all the time...