This is what they look like when printed. Obviously they're not identical, being hand-carved, but I think they make a good pair. I have some bought stamps with birds on, but the irritating thing is that they all face to the right. Now I have some that face both directions.
More are planned - watch this space!
If I can bear to, I may even make some to sell in the Shop... but I love making them for myself too...
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Final bit of news for now- I had a message on Facebook today, from my friend Sue, in Pocatello, USA.
She is the friend for whom I made the book I mentioned last week, which I couldn't show you yet.
"Re: Happy Birthday!!!
It CAME and I ADORE it!!!!! I love dragonflies to begin with but this blue and gold is beautiful and mostly I love the texture of the material...and I can feel all the love you poured into it...thank you ever so much!!! "
Yay! She loves it! She's happy! And so am I.
Now I can show it to you all:
A large sketchbook for Sue, who is an artist - see her website here. I thought she'd like it to use for her initial drawings, when planning her paintings or items of sculpture and jewellery. (I have a couple of pendants that she made for me. They are lovely! Go and take a look at her work - it's worth the effort.)
The back view.
It is covered with lokta paper, printed with golden dragonflies.