Saturday, October 20, 2012

Rose of Inspiration

ink on Mi-Teintes paper
 Cleaning up kitchen scraps one evening, I saw the end of a baby bok choy on my husband’s cutting board and immediately recognized it as a rose. How to use it? As a stamp, of course.

Although it doesn’t last very long, the natural stamp was fun to experiment on various papers. It might make a stronger impression using heavy body acrylic paint, though I haven’t gotten around to trying that yet.

What else could be re-purposed? The end of a celery stalk? Half a cabbage? Once you begin seeing with artist eyes, it’s hard not to see art in everything!


  1. love the rose prints. especially love the quick response to your inspiration!

  2. Thanks, Linda. Love all the great gelatin printing on your blog!