I may have found a way to do a landscape I will be happy with
Okay...I am still thinking of how I can make something to submit to the landscape themed show and I think I may have come up with something that will work.
I already had some of these very plain and simple deep shadow box frames.
And I am still in the mood to carve and/or make relief prints...but so far I haven't been able to come up with a composition that I like. Whether I use the photographs I took as a reference or whether I make it up in my head, I just haven't come up with anything that is visually interesting to me.
I'm just not feeling it yet.
This is the very very very basic idea of what appeals to me right now.
Two hills with trees, clouds, maybe a moon or sun and probably a house in between the hills.
And then today it hit me...how about using the deep shadow box frames and make a dimensional scene and forget about calling it a landscape (to myself)...I think calling it a "landscape" is what has been throwing me off.
I can carve some of the elements, print them out, put them onto cardstock and vary the depths of them in the shadow box frame. I can construct a little "place" inside of the box frame and then if I like it enough I can submit it -- if not, then I will have some more art that I have made that I really like and will hang for myself in my house.
Okay...these are still messy and just the first trial carvings and attempts at using the stamps together. They aren't inked well or very cleanly masked, but you can get the idea.
I am pretty excited about this now!
And in the end, I will have a bunch of hand carved stamps that I can use over and over again!
Oh...and by the way...I have been meaning to do an Art-o-mat series of small hand carved stamps for some time now. This is putting me back in thinking mode for that, too! I have way too many ideas for series for Art-o-mat...I will never be able to do them all...LOL...but hopefully I can do this one!