Sunday, December 6, 2009

Where I Found My Zen

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A few years ago I was really into hand-carving rubber stamps.
After losing my precious Mom I needed to find a way back to enjoying my passion...
...making ART...
-the quiet and focused method of carving stamps was my path.
It was where I found my zen.

While carving the rubber stamp of Paul in the journal page pictured above I began thinking back to 1963.
I was 13 and the British invasion had begun!
I remember clearly that even our mom's thought Paul was 'the cute Beatle'...well, at least my Mom did! For over 42 years Mom and I loved listening to the Beatles together.

9 comments:

La Poeta said...

Hola amiga!
I hope you are back for good and not only teasing me.
My favorite was always John.
I'll be checking your blog often1

Stampmaiden said...

Jolene, I love that journal page and the stamp of Paul is socool! I was looking at the two pages you did in my Beatle altered book a few years ago. Has it really been a "few" years already? Crazy!
Great journal page and I love what you wrote on it. Me and my grandma loved Ringo for a while. LOL!!!
Linda

Ellen said...

My parents scoffed. They didn't hate them and in some ways my dad was fairly cool. Bet you didn't know that I was in a singing group in 64 where we sang Beatle songs...four of us girls with fake guitars. I can't believe I'm admitting this. My friend was in a music class and that was her project. So three of her friends sang along (I can't carry a tune at all, so I don't know how THAT worked) but they scoffed. HAH! All these years later the Beatles are still loved by those of us with true taste!
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But enough about me and my warble. This is a cool page and Paul has never looked better! Odd though...that looks like George's guitar...hmmm. Great job, girl!

~jolene said...

Funny story Ellen! I never knew about your singing career! HA HA HA!
Hmm, it does look a bit like George's guitar - yet the image I carved was taken from a photograph. Maybe they shared ;-)

Ellen said...

Oh I know Paul plays darn near everything. It's probably his. I was just observing. :o)

marita said...

... the long and winding road...
that leads to your door...
will never disappear...
i've seen that road before...
it always leads me here...
lead me to your door!

i can hear your mom singing!

~jolene said...

Marita - Mom had a BEAUTIFUL singing voice -- I believe you can hear her - and I am sure you are smiling along with her!

NorahNick said...

My jaw is still on the floor trying to get past you saying you carved that image of Paul on a rubber stamp!!!

~jolene said...

NorahNick - LOL! Carving rubber stamps is SO relaxing for me! I was very lucky with this one of Paul, probably the toughest one I have carved to date!