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Kokeshi Christmas Tree

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This idea of stacking up kokeshi to become Christmas tree came to my mind when I was queuing up at a bus stop to home. You know how it feels when you think of a great idea, and immediately you are scared of it. You worry it’s too time-consuming, too complicated to finish etc. Several times I wanted to put it off. But then I finally sat myself down and started to draft.

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This is when it’s 1/3 done. Looks great but more anxiety. The kokeshi facial features are too tiny. I needed to be extra careful not to carve their eyes out.

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The top of kokeshi Christmas tree has a non-traditional kokeshi. This is the only one which was not drawn from a real kokeshi. I got the design from my Keep Warm stamp here.

Took 3 days to finish, a total of 10 hours of carving time. Wish you like it!

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I love ex-libris!

kokeshi exlibris

I just created my first ex-libris. Of course, once again, the design is about kokeshi. I chose my wood carving knife mostly to make this stamp, in order to create a more natural, raw feeling to it. Do you like my ex-libris? =)

 

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Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Discovery Bay Market Poster

So excited to participate to the comign Discovery Bay Sunday Market! I love the relaxing, friendly atmosphere there. I should design something new for this market.

Looking forward to meeting new friends and customers there!

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感謝各位的支持和鼓勵,上個月在觀塘APM的印・為愛活動籌集了875港元捐款,已全數捐贈叙福樓集團有限公司,作為購買待用飯劵之用。

待用飯的意念源自外國的Suspended Coffee。像買Coupon的型式, 有心人士先向餐廳付款買下若干數量的午/晚餐,讓有需要人士能到餐廳免費用膳。這方法讓受惠者得到直接幫助之餘又不失尊嚴。

我看過一個關於待用飯的電視節目,很想以一己綿力為待用飯活動做些事情。而在橡皮章時,我總會剩下不少的橡皮膠碎塊。希望能藉此活動善用它們。

這次PopCorn擺檔,我會以這些小橡皮刻出一個個心意印章,每位捐款人士都可免費抽取一個心意印章。捐款金額不拘,而捐款將全數捐贈叙福樓集團有限公司的購買待用飯劵活動,讓黃大仙區和天水圍區的有需要人士受惠。捐款單據將於活動後公開。

另外,我歡迎各刻章好友參與。請在九月一日或之前聯絡我。不論是捐出橡皮膠,還是你們的印章,我也無任歡迎。

謝謝。

Thank you for the encouragement and generosity, my first stamp charity event last month came to great success! I have collected HKD875 and have donated them all to 叙福樓集團有限公司 for their Suspended Meal Project.

Rubber stamp carvers like me should realise that during the stamp-carving process, not only do we produce beautiful stamps, but also a lot of rubber residues/leftovers. Those little pieces of rubber are too much of a waste if being thrown away, and I always think of ways to utilize them.

In views of the growing population of the people in need in Hong Kong, I came up with an idea yesterday by carving small stamps with the little rubbers to raise a fund for charity in my stamp booth ( September 6th and 7th, in Tseung Kwan O PopCorn Shopping Mall). I would set up a donation box in my booth and any one are welcome to donate a free amount of money. In return, they will receive a stamp from me. The donation will be 100% donated to 叙福樓集團有限公司 for their Suspended Meal Project. Those meals will be available in their Wong Tai Sin and Tin Shui Wai restaurants for those in need. Donation amount details will be posted afterwards.

In addition, I welcome participation of other stamp carvers. May it be an eraser stamp or some unused rubber stamp board, whatever useful are much appreciated.

Thank you very much.

 

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印章工作坊の圍裙設計 DIY Eraser Stamp Workshop

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愛下廚的你,有否想過為自己設計圍裙?
不需車縫,也不用針線,
只需印章,加上你的創意和心思,
便可以設計出獨一無二的印章圍裙了。

*這次工作坊達3小時屬加長版,而同學在堂上除印台和雕刻工具外,亦可借用導師刻的英文字母印章,務求各同學能盡情享受印章的樂趣。

導師介紹
JESCA (Japan Eraser Stamp Creators Association) 認定橡皮章作家/ 講師 Helen曾於日本生活,由於熱愛源自當地的手工橡皮印章這手藝,曾向不同的日本刻章導師學習。考獲資格後於2013年在東京的橡皮印章嘉年華(Stamp Carnival)出展, 並獲兩項印章設計獎。回港之後立志讓更多人認識這手作和感受印章創作的快樂。
開班日期:8月30日(星期六)
時間:下午2:30至5:30
地點: JCCAC九龍石硤尾白田街30號 1/F Design Port
費用:$350
人數:3-10人(十歲或以下的參加者可攜一位成人參加;學費/材料包作一位計算)
備註:講師將為每位參加者準備刻章工具,並派發日本Seed橡皮磚(明信片大小)一塊和圍裙一條。
報名方法:請先電郵至diyeraserstamp@gmail.com留位,並付上參加者姓名、聯絡電話和電郵地址。並於報名後七日內交學費。請參加者把全數學費存款至匯豐銀行戶口 050-7-075786
如有查詢,請電郵至 diyeraserstamp@gmail.com

 
DIY Eraser Stamp workshop will be held again on 30th August, 2014 from 2:30PM to 5:30PM at Design Port, JCCAC in Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong. Once again, we will be carving stamps together after instructor’s demo, followed by designing your own apron by stamping on it! It will be a challenging yet creative and fun workshop!
 
For further information and application, please email me at diyeraserstamp@gmail.com on or before 28th August. Looking forward to seeing you all!