Peg (not her real name) lives across the street from my workshop, but spends quite a bit of time over here. The gate in my fence has a big round hole in it, and she likes to perch there and survey the neighborhood. Her owner calls her Kitty, so why Peg? Well, my smallest rubber stamps are called Tiny Peg Stamps, and this cat is very small, so I started calling her Tiny Peg when she came around to inspect the renovation of my workshop building a few years ago. Now I just call her Peg for short.
This is a fine art rubber stamp designed and made by Steven Vander Meer in Humboldt County, California. The die is deeply etched natural red vulcanized rubber, which is hand trimmed and adhered to red sponge cushion (the good kind, not the self-adhesive kind). The cushion is also trimmed by hand and then mounted to a smoothly sanded and oiled Maple block, with a clear black index printed on the top. The MEER IMAGE name is hot iron branded onto the end-grain of the block, and the SVM personal signature chop is added to the top of the block in red ink (space permitting).
Mount Type:Maple hardwood block indexed in black and finished with linseed oil.
Block Width:2.75 inches
Block Length:2.75 inches
Block Thickness:3/4 inch
Image Size:Approximately 1/4 inch less than block size