In Japan, people do not sign their names, they use stamps, or seals called a Hanko. Artists also use these special seals to sign their artwork. I love to impress my Hanko onto my artwork – it is that special little finishing touch that is all mine.
My Hanko says, “Lorraine Bell Serendipity Studios.”
Hankos are always printed using red ink – the ink comes in a little tin and is like a thick paste. Too cool! There are so many different types and styles of Hanko but the gentleman I purchased it from assured me that this was an “artist’s stamp.” I love my little Hanko!
If you are looking for a Hanko of your very own, I found mine at Azami Press HERE.
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