Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Teen Stamps

OK, this was something different. I was hired by little company called The Greeting Farm to design "teen themed" rubber stamps. Crafters use the stamps to make lovely greeting cards and such. Well, it was a departure for me, but it was fun! They are a delightful company to work with, and I enjoyed the assignment. I have two sons and several nieces around this age, so I'm surrounded by teens and "tweens," but oddly enough, I never draw them. I tried to capture two things that I've noticed about this amazing, confusing time of life:
1. When you catch them in a certain light, or a certain pose, they show glimmers of the little kids they were not so very long ago.
2. They're starting to really play with style, picking up pieces here and there and trying them on for size.
It's a wild ride, but I wouldn't miss a minute of it.


  1. Hello Janet - really lovely images. It's always difficult to get teenage ones that don't look too childish or "cartoony" (that's not really a word, is it?!!) - these are spot on! Look forward to seeing them on TGF!

  2. Thanks so much, Mary J! The guitar boy was actually inspired by my son who plays guitar, though he wears a buzz cut because he can't be bothered to brush his hair -ha!

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  4. Thanks for that suggestion, deifen. I'll look into it right away.