Thursday, April 30, 2009

T-Rex: Not so bad.

This is my newest stamp set for the Mad Scientist of Etsy monthly challenge themed "Cretaceous Period."

Tyrannosaurus Rex was one of the last king of the monsters. According to Wikipedia, "Fossils of T. rex are found in a variety of rock formations dating to the last three million years of the Cretaceous Period, approximately 68 to 65 million years ago; it was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist prior to the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event." The KT extinction wiped out 70% of life on Earth. Not like Mr. T-Rex had a chance.

This two stamp set is available for sale at my Etsy shop.

If you are not familiar with the "Fail Blog," this might not make sense to you right away, but I after reading some of the hilarious post there, you will see how the "fail" meme has taken off.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stamps at Shreve Migration Sensation

Dick (my friend and father-in-law) and I had a blast at Shreve Migration Sensation. It was a great day for birding, so traffic by the table at the Birders Marketplace in the afternoon was a bit slow, but we really enjoyed talking to all the birders, and kids, and other vendors. You can see that we shared a booth area, me in the front with stamps, and Dick in the back with his photo's from Three Oaks Enhancements.

With the help of my wife Laura, we made some really cool bird journals! These are the kind that you can keep track of your sightings for the day. I made the data sheets so you could record data you might need to enter into eBird. Laura decorated the covers, don't they look great! Some of you might recognize old National Wildlife Federation stamps on them.

Dick got lots of great compliments from his photography. He entered several photos in the contest, and won many prizes. I can't remember them all now, but he really did well! I was so proud. He really pulled together a great collection of photos.

I worked hard to do lots of bird stamps, some that are left I will be adding soon to my etsy shop, so if you are looking for a particular bird stamp, let me know, I may have one carved, or if I don't I can do one for you. I really enjoy combining these two hobbies of birding and stamp carving.