I just signed up for a Creativebug membership online so Bijou and I can take a few online art classes. There is a huge selection of classes and an unlimited monthly membership is only $9.99. Currently, Bijou and I are taking the line drawing class taught by Lisa Congdon, an Oakland artist whom I've long admired.
This stamp carving class they offer is a great tutorial to accompany this post. Carving stamps is quite easy and is a nice way to decorate stationary, invitations, gift wrap, etc. Inspired by the line drawing class we're taking, I drew some geometric designs inspired by mid-century pottery. Now it's time to decorate some envelopes and send some letters home. It's been awhile.