Hi again! Still trying to get things out on time! At least I got the kids’ Halloween costumes done on time this year! And, miracle of miracles, without staying up half or all the night or having a last minute rush to finish! (Admittedly, the kids went easy on me this year. I’ll try to have picks later in the week.)

First, shop news. You may remember from last week that my Artfire store has started carrying digital stamps made from original artwork by my 15-year-old daughter, Ana. I have an agreement with her that she gets half of each sale. Mostly she draws for her own enjoyment, but I have specifically asked if I could convert certain drawings to digital.

Well, my 10-year-old son Ben has decided he wants to sell digital stamps also.  Unlike Ana, who draws whatever seems to take her fancy, Ben actually sat down and thought about what sorts of things might make good digital stamps. After drawing a number of things, he carefully inked the ones that he considered the best. I let him make the decision of what to draw and what to keep. He did a few Halloween items but then told me to wait on scanning them because “Halloween is over now”. He gave me less time-specific artwork to scan instead.  I took what he gave me, scanned it, cleaned it up, and listed it on Artfire. Here is our first collaborative effort:

Anti-Intruder Robot

"This is a futuristic robot used to stop intruders anywhere scientists have to work." (Ben's description of the robot.)

Ben has the same deal that his sister does: He gets half of every sale of a stamp made from his artwork. He is saving to “adopt” an animal through the World Wildlife Fund. After that,  he is saving for a used Nintendo DS to replace his broken one, and then “college”. At least, that’s what the note he wrote himself on top of his bank (made from a recycled peanut butter jar) says. I told him I couldn’t promise him that anyone would buy his artwork, but that we would put it up and see.

And secondly, your weekly freebie! Today’s image is from the original Oz books. I think this image of the Tin Woodsman would be just perfect for “love” themed cards. (Doesn’t he look like a suitor pressing his case? ♥) But I’m sure you all will find lots of uses for it.

Tin Woodsman of Oz

Sorry, since more than two weeks have passed, this stamp is no longer free. Please visit my store if you would like to purchase it.

Enjoy!

Bekka

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18 comments so far

 1 

Thanks for the awesome freebie! And you can tell your son that I think his drawing is very cool!:)

November 3rd, 2011 at 22:14 (10:14 pm)
Stdd
 2 

thanks! your son is quite the artist!

November 4th, 2011 at 22:46 (10:46 pm)
DixieG
 3 

love this pic of the tin man…as well as your very talented son’s digi :)

November 4th, 2011 at 22:47 (10:47 pm)
Silverbutterfly
 4 

Thanks for your neat digi. Sounds as if your daughter and son have gotten your talent in the drawing department. Bet you are so proud of the both of them…

November 4th, 2011 at 23:17 (11:17 pm)
SuzAnn
 5 

“oh be still, my beating heart!” is what the tinman’s gonna be saying on my love cards. Dang fun digis! Thanks!!

November 4th, 2011 at 23:18 (11:18 pm)
Kathleen
 6 

Love the Wizard of Oz, and anything to do with it..thanks so much.

November 5th, 2011 at 08:23 (8:23 am)
 7 

Thank you for the sweet image!

November 5th, 2011 at 14:19 (2:19 pm)
April S.
 8 

Too cute!! Thank you!!

November 5th, 2011 at 15:10 (3:10 pm)
 9 

Do you have the scarecrow too? I love the tinman! Thanks for sharing him. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

November 5th, 2011 at 16:39 (4:39 pm)
 10 

Thanks for the Tin Man! The robot is cute!

November 5th, 2011 at 17:08 (5:08 pm)
Elayne
 11 

Love him! thanks.

November 5th, 2011 at 19:21 (7:21 pm)
 12 

Love anything to do with Wizard of Oz…I’m hoping to work up a scrapbook of a trip to the museum located in Wamego, Kansas soon. Thank you.

November 6th, 2011 at 09:45 (9:45 am)
Norma W
 13 

Thanks for the freebie. Heading over to the Artfire store now! Norma W

November 6th, 2011 at 10:39 (10:39 am)
 14 

Hi Bekka, please say tell Ben that his drawn is very cute. Hugs from Brazil, Pat

November 6th, 2011 at 10:43 (10:43 am)
 15 

opps… “tell”

November 6th, 2011 at 10:43 (10:43 am)
 16 

Thank you so much.

November 6th, 2011 at 15:21 (3:21 pm)
 17 

Thanks so much… love that Tin Man

November 7th, 2011 at 13:37 (1:37 pm)
 18 

Born and raised in Kansas and this is just AMAZING!!! Thank you SO much. :)

November 8th, 2011 at 09:50 (9:50 am)