my mother and i both enjoy the writings of Dorothy Parker. recently, i decided to use some leftover Speedball stamp kit to carve a DP stamp. using this photo as a guide, i traced it onto tracing paper, transfered the tracing onto the block and carved away the negative space.
i made this collage for my mom using some purple tissue paper, grosgrain ribbon, and violet design elements from notecards she’d sent to me years ago when it was still reasonable to use the postal service. just as i have martini collection (and argyle and moose and typewriters and Vespas and Mini Coopers and a certain greedy little black duck), my mother has amassed numerous violet items. the poem on the collage is from Dorothy Parker’s Sweet Violets.
i’m toying with the idea of using the stamp on notecards and other things that Parker afficiandos might use and enjoy. fancy plans, fancy plans.