Most people know that I have a thing for trees, a theme that will no doubt keep cropping up in my blogging just as it does everywhere else in my life. When I travel, I take dozens of pictures of trees- live trees, blooming trees, naked trees, dead trees, pretty much any kind of tree. I use trees in my art work, have pictures of trees around my house and wish that I could live in a tree. Seriously. So when I find stamps with trees, I'm always very happy. I found tree stamps from several countries this week while sifting through my piles of stamps. When I sift through stamps, I sort by color and by theme, such as ships, planes, etc... but first and foremost of course, I pull out my favorites and hoard them away. And this includes all of the stamps with trees. I love all of the different interpretations of trees on these stamps:
I think I mentioned last week that I had a very special stamp to post this week. This is probably THE most intriguing stamp that I've ever gotten. I wish I could say that it had been mailed to me, but sadly, I only received it in a bulk set of stamps that I purchased somewhere, and I'm not even sure where.
This stamp, in case you can't tell from the pictures, is hand-painted on an itty bitty piece of canvas!!! It is truly a 'work of art'. My pictures here really don't do justice to the fine brushstrokes that carefully laid down these beautiful miniature little flowers. This stamp is 4 1/2 cm x 3 1/2 cm. It's really small, considering that it's a painting on canvas. It's simply fantastic. I haven't decided what to do with it yet (definitely taking suggestions if you want to leave a comment!). Frame it? Find a super miniature easel for it? Turn it into a fridge magnet? I just don't know. What I DO know is that this little guy isn't going anywhere! This one definitely goes into the 'Andrea's Hoarding Stamps' pile.
Andrea at Studio6