These pages are inspired by my love for postage stamps. I love the history that can be found on these tiny pieces of art, full of countries that no longer exists or have a different name nowadays, and commemorating events that most of us have long forgotten. My love for postage stamps began in my youth. One of my grandfathers had a large collection, all carefully mounted in albums. It was such a treat when he let me help with them.
The stamps I use in my art are in no way precious. I buy them in bulk but I also indulge by buying old postage stamp albums on Ebay just because! On almost every page of my art journal (as well as on many of my Journal Quilts) you will find at least one carefully chosen stamp.
Stencilgirl's stencil L281 (Bold Flower).
"the broad green meadow is jewelled with wild flowers,
A truant flower of Eden,
the ecstasy of being".