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Sunday Snippets: Hello summer! And new rubber stamps


With temperatures here in Manila hitting 34-35 degrees Celsius, I can’t help but have summer on my mind. Last year, I missed out entirely on summer in the Philippines as I was away on a two-month trip elsewhere, but I’m home and languishing in the heat this year. It’s the kind of heat and humidity where you’re literally already sweating before you’ve even toweled off from taking a shower. No joke.

Cool summer cat

Here are a few summery illustration snippets from recent/ongoing projects 🙂

Summer patterns
Beat the heat
Under the sea - WIP


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And of course, when it’s summer and you live in a tropical country with 7,107 islands, you hit the beach.

Wedgienet.net on the beach

Blog entry/article about the virgin beach of Calaguas, Camarines Norte to come, soon 😀

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I’m still carving rubber stamps in my spare time and whenever the mood strikes, usually when I feel like I need to take a break from the computer (which I spend too much time on!). I’m trying to work using a new technique that, unlike in my DIY eraser stamp carving tutorial, doesn’t involve a Speedball cutter. Just an X-acto knife and a different way of angling the blade to make stamps that are sturdier and more resistant to wear and tear.

Carving rubber stampsFirst few attempts
Carving rubber stamps

I’m still getting the hang of this new technique, and I’ll try to upload more stamps carved using this method when successful, heh.

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This blog’s been quiet lately, and I don’t really have an excuse except that I’m lazy (and I partially blame the heat for making me extra unproductive), but I have a few illustration, craft, and work-related posts lined up in the coming weeks, so hang tight 🙂

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Sunday Snippets is a new, semi-regular Sunday column on my blog, a disjointed, catch-all entry for the little random snippets of art, random thoughts, interesting links, and whatever’s catching my fancy at the moment.