Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Last three lights

Sorry I've been away from the blog. It's been a hectic half week at our house. A relative had a sudden serious illness, I'm not making the speed of progress I'd hoped for in preps for my father's 90th birthday party Sunday or in getting ready for a houseguest arriving Friday, had two dr. apts. to deal with, and today the car broke down! Tomorrow will include alot of dealing with the car repair. So I decided to jump on here and show you the lighthouses as promised, right now!

The left image is Key West Light in Florida. Ernest Hemingway lived across the road from this one. No wonder he wrote so well. Wouldn't we if we had a view like that? Then you see Cape Lookout in North Carolina. Like Cape Hatteras, also in NC (see photo in previous post), they are similar in a way, because of their interesting daymarks. If you are not familiar with daymarks, this refers to the high contrast design painted onto a lighthouse so that it's visible to ocean traffic by day as well as the actual light beam itself is at night. The little tubby lighthouse is Thomas Point Shoal Light in Maryland, an example of a screwpile light out in the water.

I figured out why rubber stamping is so popular! We would all love to draw an attractive design in a hurry and have it look "right" - but that takes alot of time and also some feel their art skills are not up to it. Then by using a rubber stamp, anyone can instantly create a great image - what a rush that is! I feel it too when I stamp. Power to the stampers of the world! We are all artists!


  1. Oooo. They are BEAUTIFUL!

    LOVE what you say about stamping. That is sooo why I stamp. I can 'doodle all the day' but when I NEED an image, I come up blank.

  2. Wow, Judith, you really have been busy. I really like the cards. They are so well drawn. Make sure you don't wear yourself out by trying to do too much.

    If you haven’t had a chance to check out my blog recently, I wanted to let all my followers know that I’m embarking on a new challenge.

    Extremely Crafty is calling all crafters to unite against childhood cancer as part of our Craft Against Cancer challenge for the Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign.

    Help by doing what you love – crafting and we would love to tell the world about your efforts. We’ll post on our Fundraiser page your photo and link back to your blog or website.


    Best wishes, Judith! Michele x

  3. Your comment is so true, that's why I stamp too because I can't draw. Even my stick people are crooked! Love the last 3 lighthouses, how will I pick. I have a lighthouse collection of stamps and 90% of them have never been used!!
    Looking forward to having them in hand to stamp with. Let me know.