I received the fortunate opportunity to try out stamp carving for the first time today during the 11th annual Drawing Jam in Seattle. For the past couple of years, several friends have raved about the event but by some stroke of bad luck, it always occurred during instances where I was either occupied or out of the state. This year, things have finally changed for the better. The one day event is a phenomenal opportunity for anyone interested in exploring art. By paying only an entrance fee of $10.00, prospective artists have full access to all of the facilities at the Gage Academy of Arts. Top quality art materials, good food and live musical entertainment are all supplied for free and there are clothed and nude models around the clock for anyone interested in figure drawing. More information can be found here: DRAWING JAM.
Our original designs were first drawn on tracing paper using lead pencils. The lead components in these pencils easily allowed us to transfer the image to rubber carving blocks, which we then engraved using linoleum cutters.