Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Some images translate to rubber much better than others. During an attempt to carve stamps of all things Norwegian, I created these stamps of Rosmaling, which is a type of Norwegian decorative painting. Be sure to visit the link to see examples of the real thing. As you can see, it didn't work out so well. It also doesn't help that most of my Marvys need replacing.
Rosmaling is quite beautiful and each region of Norway is represented by a different style of painting. I can't decide which is my favorite. The Gudbrandsdal is a style that imitates carving. Perhaps that's what I need to try. Carving a painting that imitates carving. Hmmm. This large stamp is 3 x 2 1/4 inches.
This smaller stamp turned out a little better, but still isn't what I was hoping for. It measures 1 1/3 x 1 1/4 inches.
Of course, no set of Norwegian stamps is complete without this sentiment, which pretty much expresses how I feel about the whole deal. This one is big at over 2 inches each way.


  1. Ha! Love the last one :-)

    OK, so shut up about these stamps - they rock. I'm not going to look at the inspiration art, though, cuz I like yours just fine.

    So there.



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