Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dusty's Hopeful Child

I find this piece emotionally powerful.

Janis Doucette's latest bloom

One of my favorite quotes is, "You can start to change the landscape with a single flower (Spock)"

May this one grow like weeds! ;)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Maimun's latest

I've been newly hooked on "inchies" and played with digital ones for this card.

One from Dusty

This is from Dusty:

Smiles all around!

Amy D's latest

Amy D sent this:

I smile every time I look at it!

Monday, June 15, 2009


My first card in the swap came out of a stamp that I carved for my journal in November as part of my entry regarding Election night (the journal entry is the image to the left). It just seemed to me during the election coverage, that one moment the election could almost have gone either way, and then the next moment, Obama was in and the world had changed. It was that moment that I tried to capture with the stamp.

I wanted to reproduce my little collage from the journal on a postcard, and I spent some time thinking about it. I think I probably could have put my hands on 25 of the postage stamps, but I don't think the post office would have been too happy about cancelled stamps on the back of a postcard so I eventually gave in and came up with a simpler design for the postcard (see below).

Catching Up! (with apologies to all the participants!)

I'm sorry it's taken me a while to post the more recent entries. Some of these New Days still can get to be a bit much is my only explanation.

Janie P included fabric stamping on this:

Leann Meixner sent this:

and this one:

And I just got this from Dusty today:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Trish Jonston's

This my latest, and may be my last for a while, because of the pressure of other commitments. The image of the President was a real so-and-so to do. I must have been out of my mind to tackle a portrait with leis, but the idea was to emphasize the President's early exposure to Hawaiian values. I will look forward to seeing everyone else's work until I can come back in the loop.

Carve well!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Elizabeth Doutre's card:

I LOVE the quote!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Our Patchwork Heritage

This is Trish Johnston's #4.

Obama Dove

Janis Doucette sent out this amazing print. It's another large card.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

From Trish

This is my second card, which some of you are getting after my third! The quote is another one from Obama's speech on election night, but I kept it back until inaugration day, so I could add "President" instead of "President elect." I think we need to remind ourselves that everyone needs to do some of the heavy lifting in the days ahead.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

To Transform a Nation

Janis Doucette's HOPE is a large postcard at 8x5.5"

A Long Time Leaving

Trish Johnson's third piece:


Jenny Hunter Groat's HOPE:

The Torch is Passed

Two arrived from Suzanne Denker:

Reach Out

Leann Meixner reached out with this:

Happy New Era!

This is a multi-block I made to celebrate Inauguration Day.

Bye Bye Bush

Donna Barnitz's postcard came flying in a while ago.

The added fun with this one is the vintage postcard it's on!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Debbie Kiest sent out this lovely sentiment:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Peace, Love, Hope

I hope my card has made it to everyone by now.

The front (top half) of mine is a photoshop piece that uses a NASA image as a background and the words for "Peace, Love, Hope" in different languages in a spread that I hope evokes the American flag.

The back (lower half) is where my carved images are. The bordered text is not a carved stamp.

On Election Night, I missed the announcement that Obama got the delegates. I was working on another campaign and we were rather engrossed with watching those results come in.

I used one of my favorite Obama quotes and the 2 sizes of hands to honor the generations that came together to make this happen.