Monday, March 16, 2009


I recently purchased these two
books online and they arrived last week.
My eleven year old son Daniel
was immediately smitten by them
& got inspired to do some hand carving himself,
and as his big brother told him:
"You're a natural!".
He turned out to be really good at it :)
I love all the little details.
And after the pirate ship,
he decided to make a Star Wars starfighter.

69 Lovely Comments:

Blogger mayaluna said...

Yes, he's a natural... his details are so impressive! My ten year old son will flip when he sees your son's work. I'll have to go check out those books. I'm hooked and I can't stop carving, either.

3/16/2009 11:14 AM  
Blogger nAncY said...

i like both ships, daniel.

it is great fun to carve and then you get to share the cool art.

it makes me want to make some too!

3/16/2009 11:36 AM  
Blogger Blue Yonder said...

Wow! My two little stamp loving boys are going to be in awe of your guy when they see these.
So great!

3/16/2009 11:59 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

Your family is so very talented! I cant believe a 10 year old did this. Well done! I want to run down to my local craft shop and buy everything I need for stamping now!

3/16/2009 12:05 PM  
Blogger Ulla V. said...

WAUW!!! Your son truely has talent for drawing and creating stamps...beautiful work!

3/16/2009 12:19 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

What a talented young man you have!

3/16/2009 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

These are amazing. What a talented guy!

3/16/2009 12:42 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

My little guys are dually impressed! Star Wars, pirate ships AND carved stamps it's a trifecta of coolness as far as they're concerned. We've been spending the first day of our spring break carving new trail stamps for letterboxing. Fun stuff!

3/16/2009 12:43 PM  
Blogger Marcela Calderón said...

No lo puedo creer!! Pasé para decirte que estuve haciendo unos sellos durante mis vacaciones, y para invitarte a que los veas en mi blog... y me encuentro con los tuyos!!! Increíble coincidencia!! Me encantan los libros y tus sellos!!
Me encantaría un intercambio de sellos, Geninne... ¿Habrá posibilidades? Sé que soy "amateur" en ésto, y vos mi primera y especial profesora... pero como verás.. voy mejorando dia a día... e intentando encontrar materiales a flata de los bloque Staedler!! jaja. te mando un besote enorme!

3/16/2009 1:10 PM  
Blogger Jessica Christensen said...

So, not to sound stupid, but is that a soap carving? Or wood? Would soap even be durable? Is it something else? It really is very well done.

3/16/2009 1:13 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Holy cow, that son of yours has talent! I love seeing all the creativity that comes from your family.

3/16/2009 1:16 PM  
Anonymous Crystal said...

Wow! He did such a great job on those.

3/16/2009 1:26 PM  
Blogger lori vliegen said... mother, like son! his carvings look a lot better than mine!! :)

3/16/2009 1:30 PM  
Blogger BUSIR said...

Your son did a great job!I live in Paris,France and I bought the same book awhile ago from a japanese book shop !Y.S

3/16/2009 2:19 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Wow, he is a natural! That's really neat. I love pirate ships. :)

3/16/2009 2:27 PM  
Blogger celestefrittata said...

your son did a great job with his rubber block! you should really be proud if him. He's a natural for sure :-)

3/16/2009 2:40 PM  
Blogger Lexy. said...

Daniel, you're a champion! These are the kinds of things you'll look back on and treasure always.

3/16/2009 2:41 PM  
Blogger amida said...

With such creative parents, it comes as no surprise. Those are totally more impressive than my first attempt.

3/16/2009 2:44 PM  
Blogger Cicada Studio said...

Just so impressive- at any age!

3/16/2009 2:46 PM  
OpenID kattmd said...

super impressive~
You have one talented family there!
Just so creative! You should be proud :)

3/16/2009 3:20 PM  
OpenID lauradodson said...

11! WOW, he did a superb job. For sure a natural. ;o)

3/16/2009 3:57 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Wow! He is a natural, for sure! I love his stamps :-)

3/16/2009 4:46 PM  
Blogger Jamie Watson said...

I love your son's stamps! They made me smile. My brother used to draw Star Wars star fighters all the time, and your son did a fantastic job!

3/16/2009 4:54 PM  
Blogger Aya Rosen said...

Those are so amazing! he's super talented!
Now i feel like making some to.

3/16/2009 6:39 PM  
Blogger c.Rachel said...

That's a lot of detail for that size stamp. Your son has skills!

Love the pirate ship. Our school's auction is a pirate theme so that caught my eye. My son would LOVE the starfighter one.

Thank him for sharing with us!

3/16/2009 7:29 PM  
Blogger Yellowgoat said...

I wish I'm as good as your sun. That's a very detailed work!

3/16/2009 8:10 PM  
Blogger ViLMuS said...

Parece tan lindo y entretenido hacer eso Gennine! que lastima que aca no venden esos boques para escarbar... Yo creo que habria que tratar con goma de borrar...

Felicitaciones por tus nuevos proyectos!

3/16/2009 8:14 PM  
Blogger Oliver. said...

Lo primero que pensé cuando vi este post fue ¿por qué Geninne está haciendo barcos piratas y naves espaciales?
Y después de leer lo que escribiste me quedé con el ojo cuadrado!!
Ese Daniel si que tiene un talento natural para la gráfica.

3/16/2009 8:44 PM  
Blogger mangosteenskin said...

very impressive!

he is undeniably, naturally talented!

3/16/2009 8:53 PM  
Blogger Jennifer DeDonato said...

Wow, what a great job he did. My two boys would go nuts for the Star Wars ship.

3/16/2009 9:20 PM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

like mom , like son! fabulous work geninne! he's simply good!

3/16/2009 11:11 PM  
Blogger moi said...

WoW, he is talented!

hugs, moi

3/17/2009 12:43 AM  
Blogger Marie-Louise said...

Yes, it's so fun to work with stamps!
And yours are so very well done:)

3/17/2009 1:07 AM  
Blogger Merylu said...

Wow your son is really talented! O_O this is a great stamp! =)


3/17/2009 2:28 AM  
Blogger Mlle Miracle said...

Realmente impresionante, dile que su barco pirata nos ha dejado boquiabiertos. ¿Dónde consigues los bloques para hacerlo? ¿Los compras por Internet?

3/17/2009 2:31 AM  
Blogger nicola said...

Oh, wow - such talent (not surprising with his parentage of course) - I adore the pirate ship!

3/17/2009 6:16 AM  
Blogger Little Fragment Studio said...

Oh my goodness! What a talent! I love the ships.

3/17/2009 7:57 AM  
Blogger Emily S. said...

great lines! Very nice work! He IS a natural! :)

3/17/2009 8:01 AM  
Blogger Spardha said...

Hey!...ur son kinda did a better job than u!...lolz....I hope u don't mind...after all...he's UR son!! ;)

3/17/2009 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Oh, my heavens. I love them. I have been wanting to get into stamp carving...this was perfect inspiration.

3/17/2009 9:03 AM  
OpenID krakenmosaics said...

Wow - I'm impressed too! Great work.

3/17/2009 10:21 AM  
Blogger SusanG said...

Amazing!! Definitely he has talent!!

3/17/2009 1:47 PM  
Blogger Fioleta said...

Very impressive. I agree, he is a natural

3/17/2009 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Colorfuldayz said...

Wow, his talent is amazing! I have been thinking about doing a little stamp carving (have never tried it) ... I think he might have just given me the inspirational push!

3/17/2009 6:37 PM  
Blogger thea said...

WOWEE!! He's obviously taken after his mum. :)



3/17/2009 9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Gennine :OD
I just got two birdie pictures in the mail today and it put a big smile on my face, all the way in Canada! Thank you for your beautiful art...I hope you read this through all the many many comments you get!!! Sincerely Julia from Vancouver

3/17/2009 9:43 PM  
Blogger libbydibby said...

your son's work is wonderful!
I have to tell you - I have followed your tutorial and I am addicted to making stamps now... just haven't even begun to tap into the usage of said stamps. i'll peek and roam more through your blog to see what other inspirations I can find.
thanks Geninne! You're an inspiration!

3/17/2009 10:18 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Wow!! They're amazing. How wonderful to see that the talent flows through your family.
I love both stamps, but my sons would melt if they saw the star wars one :-)

3/18/2009 2:39 AM  
Blogger Doda said...

Wow, now those are impressive! Very impressive! Very well done. Yes, he is a natural!

3/18/2009 4:17 AM  
Blogger Mina said...

Very talented fammily!!! It´s so perfect, amazing!

3/18/2009 3:16 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

what fantastic work!! :^D)

3/18/2009 3:30 PM  
Blogger *gemmifer* said...

It's very obvious that talent runs in your family! I am so impressed that Daniel carved such a detailed stamp on his first try. I've been interested in hand carving stamps for a while now. Your work has been very inspiring to me, and now Daniel's will be too!

I've bought a few books on carving that you might find interesting:

My favorite for inspiration:

An excellent how-to book:

Plus two more for inspiration:

This link looks weird, but works:

3/18/2009 4:27 PM  
Blogger lil kim said...

wow, he's definitely a natural! Way to go Daniel!

3/18/2009 4:46 PM  
Blogger simply blue said...

I love your stamps....have never thought of trying to do my own....but I am really impressed with your son's work!

3/19/2009 3:54 AM  
Blogger Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

A fun project. Thanks for sharing!!

3/20/2009 6:08 AM  
Blogger Deborah Ross said...

Wow!! Please tell him I think he has awesome, natural talent. Has he ever talked about being an artist? Maybe a sculptor. Wow.

3/22/2009 11:39 AM  
Blogger donna said...

I wish they shipped to the hoo! Their other site does not carry them.

The ship ROCKS!

4/03/2009 8:26 AM  
Blogger Catherine Hansen Peart said...

So cool! Just stumbled across your blog. This makes me want to go and make some too.

4/15/2009 5:00 PM  
Blogger Catherine Hansen Peart said...

I told you I was excited to try this! Check out my (somewhat pathetic) first attempt...I am not quite up to Daniel's standard!

4/18/2009 7:53 PM  
Blogger Treasure said...

I stumbled upon your blog looking for blogs about art, and WOW--you have an amazingly talented family!
I am always envious of people with a natural talent for art and design.
Your kids are extremely talented too!
Great blog!

4/23/2009 7:09 PM  
Blogger Shipra Panosian said...

woah!!! My sons love your stamp choices, Daniel...well done!

5/25/2009 6:42 PM  
Blogger Arty Velarde said...

my gosh these are fantastic!!
nice job!

6/05/2009 4:46 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

wow. He is a natural. Has he done them before? They are amazing!

6/08/2009 12:35 PM  
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