2006 - My First Full Year of Cachetmaking...

"The Wild One" design was one of the first that I started using water-based oil paints on.  I believe that not only my choice of mediums changed, but at this point my designs and painting skills seemed (to me) to improve.  Most of the 2006 cachets were done with watercolor and/or colored pencil... and the designs were in some cases more simplistic.


 

#4085 thru 4088 American Motorcycle...

Even though the Triumph wasn't one of the featured (U.S.) motorcycles on these stamps I couldn't resist using this great motorcycle icon for my design...  So far, I havn't produced a full set for the four stamps but I have plenty of FDC Blanks to do so for anyone who would like to add them to the Schedule... Just let me know!



 

#3753 - 2006 - 2cent Navajo Jewelry 

This basic design shows a different piece of Navajo Jewelry along with an Indian Blanket... First was "Kokopelli"

The Second for this design theme was the "Eagle"...



 

#4073 - The Voyage of Samuel Champlain...

I used these Dual Cancel First Day Covers to produce Two Designs.  This first one shows his "Landing"...

... The second design shows Champlain checking his maps.

I have more of these Dual Cancel FDC Blanks as well as the US Single cancel FDC Blanks ready for new designs.



 

#3762 American Clock

Couldn't resist the good old "American" - "Cat-Clock-Cat" Design...

The "Show-Off Coil" was the result of me applying the WRONG (Non-Coil) Stamps for the cancel... and having to add the correct Coil Stamp "On the Bouncing Angle"...


 

#4078 Ronald Reagan

 

 

 


 

 

 #4101 thru 4104 - Snowflakes...

Another design that I started but never completed... There are four stamps each with a different "type" of snowflake... I intended to put each snowflake  shape on each with different types of birds...

This single design with the Cardinals was as far as I got.   All it would take to complete the idea would be for someone to place an order for the Whole Set on the schedule.



 

#4077 - Judy Garland

These two Judy Garland designs are a good example of the evolution that took place in my cachet work...The Wizard of Oz design was painted much later than the one below and utilized the water-based oil paints whereas the one below was done in watercolor.


I have many other ideas for Judy Garland designs...

...these are the only two I got around to actually painting. 

New designs can be painted for anyone that places an order on the schedule.

 

 


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