Saturday, October 05, 2013

home again, Amelia Earhart, up a chimney, a hand carved stamp, blog hop--all kinds of stuff!!!

The girl child and I had a great time on our trip to our nation's capitol.  AND we're
VERY happy our little jaunt was last week, before all the shut-downs!  There are so
many things to see, a person could stay in Washington DC for a month just taking in
the sights.
at the Lincoln Memorial

flight jacket, goggles, and plane (in background) belonging to Amelia Earhart
my daughter up a chimney in a Smithsonian exhibit--those are her feet . . .

We had a great time, but it was good to get home.  I started on a few projects--this
one is a share for Altered Arts Magazine (the next issue is fixing to come out, yay!)--
a hand carved stamp, and let me tell you, I'm pretty pleased with the results.
my latest hand carved stamp--I like the kind of rough, folk-art look it has
Can you tell what the stamp is supposed to be??

If not, here is a little peek of it in action:
You can find the whole piece at the Altered Pages Artsociates blog--we're
joining in a huge Halloween themed blog hop for the month of October. 
There are lots of prizes and project ideas along the way, so if you have a chance,
you may want to check it out.

(I'm thinking of making a series using the couple--The Adventures of Bertram
and Bettie.  They look so VERY dramatic, it brings out the smarty pants in me!
They're actually silent film stars;  if you know who they were in real life, let me
know, okay?  Thank you! :)


ddazzled71 said...

Gorgeous pic of you and your daughter Trisha enjoying the sites and I just love your Halloween creation with Betram and Bettie. I loved your carved stamp too! Have a great weekend! xx

Anonymous said...

The shut-downs were covered on our news over here.
I simply love your hand-carved stamp, making me eager to carve another stamp myself.
You must create a series around this couple, oh the pure fun of it all.

trisha too said...

(Lynne, I don't know why I think these two are so very funny--I just about giggle every time I look at them!!!)


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Glad you got to DC before the shut-downs--my daughter is there this weekend visiting a friend. Oh well, they will make the best of it.

Very cool flame stamp!

Terry said...

You both look adorable and what a good thing you did go when you did! That stamp is cool and I think it looks like flames, but remember how my mind works (talk about altered). Now that I see the fire under the romantic couple, I do believe I am correct! Enjoy the weekend!

Ann said...

i was there almost 45 years ago..and remember it vividly!
one could spend weeks at the Smithsonian..i have a huge photo album filled with pic's.
i remember being so moved at the Lincoln doesn't realize just how big it is!
looking at the photos of Amelia Earharts items brought back flashes of things i saw,i think i'll go back and look through my album,visit history!
your hand carved stamp is fabulous!

Brenda Brown said...

Is it time to burn Bertram and Bettie before you get to start on their fun stories? Love your photos especially the one of you and your daughter and a brilliant carved stamp.
hugs {brenda} x0x

SusanLotus said...

Thank you Trisha for your very lovely ATC! :)

I´ll send you some more addresses in to your mailbox.

Have a wonderful sunday!


Krisha said...

CREAT hand made stamp, and yes I knew what it was before the peek! Glad you made your trip before the "shut down", you DD will remember it forever.