Monday, March 12, 2012

'Carve it Up'

It was so long ago I had forgotten that I sent an entry to the Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine 'Carve it Up' reader's challenge back in November. It was an unexpected thrill to see my entry (the pink Bleeding Heart relief print) as I flipped through the pages of my recently received March/April issue.

I love Bleeding Hearts. I have quite a few of these plants in my garden and it won't be long before they will be in full spring bloom. They reseed so easily that every year I have plenty to give away to friends and can share the love.

© K. Johnson 'Dicentra' - 4" x 6" relief print
As I turned to the next page (86) I recognized a name from a blog I've been following for the past six months or so. The black and orange fish print shown below was made by Kim Henkel.  More of her creative endeavors can be seen at her blog Letting in the Light where she generously shares her artwork, ideas, techniques and experiments. Some of the truly unique and beautiful pieces Kim makes with tea bags are highlighted in her "Tea Bags and Creations" post from March 3rd. The inspiration of her warm and earthy palette stands out in these photos from where she lives through the long winter's of Canada.


  1. Kathy! I was SOOOOO EXCITED when I opened my Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine and saw your work in there AGAIN!!! YAY for you! xo

  2. Kathy,
    I love you stamp! IT is so lovely, and thanks so much for sharing my stamp and the connections to my blog! I too had almost forgot about sending them this stamp, and was thrilled to see it!
    Thanks again!