Once a year, when nephew Zac comes to Oregon, the family gathers in Yachats. We typically see him for only a day or two per year. It makes each trip very special. Mike & Shannon were unable to attend.
Kim & I instigated a new tradition “the family art project”. Last year we created tie-dyed t-shirts. Kim is our fiber artist in the group. This year stamp carving was on the agenda.
I picked up dollar store erasers and two pads of drawing paper for test printing.
Both young and semi-old participated.
Tom is working on his fish image.
Zac in action making sure he doesn’t stab his finger with the V gouge.
Dave concentrating on his design. We didn’t have enough surfaces for people to work on. Amazingly enough no one stabbed their legs or hands.
Kim figured out all eraser sides were possible to carve.
Zac’s testing going well.
Zac watching his dad work.
Lee in his favorite afternoon position.
George also resting from all the excitement.
……. ZAC……………..TOM ………………..KIM
DAVE (who forgot everything reverses when stamped)
Ok, so the iris one was not created at this event, nor the tree or chop stamp. However the 2009 and geometric stamp were created on site.
After a tough job concentrating on stamp carving we moved onto a rousing game of Balderdash that Z did quite well in!
Zac learning how to cheat from Aunty Kim.
Sunday morning with his grandparents: they think he’s a keeper!
After breakfast Kim & I took him to the Aquarium in Newport. Those photos to come later!