Thanks for stopping by.
TGIF, eh !!!
This is going to be the last weekend off for us in a while,
so I really want to spend it well.
In fact, as soon as I hit Publish,
I’m off to spend the day with my parents.
Friday’s blog a private peek?
Well, what little secret shall I let you into today….
Shall I tell you that Laura had a bad turn but is home happy and safe with her little baby Evie now? No.
Shall I tell you I bought a new car? And it goes like a rocket? No.
Shall I tell you that Grace booked another voice-over ad for Tampax, and I have threatened to stop feeding Mark if he takes the micky? No.
Shall I tell you that I’ve booked my flight to go see her
in New York for a week in October? No.
Let me tell you about my new challenge to myself.
And NO! It doesn’t involve a bucket of ice.
That said, can you believe that we have raised close to £2,000 ??
I think that this is phenomenal.
The power of the Internet and our Clarity community!
Thank you to everybody who contributed.
It’s still going on!
In fact, this afternoon, lovely Janice here at work is rising to the challenge, and the lads are drawing straws on who gets to do the honours!
And Tesco’s are donating all profit on bags of ice sold to MND. £20,000 to date.
Moreover, they have nominated Asda, Sainsburys and Morrisons to do the same. That impresses me.
But I digress.
My new challenge to myself.
I went in to Tunbridge Wells yesterday and bought some
lino + blades (a lot cheaper than a car!)
Why? Because I want to teach myself Lino-cutting.
You may or may not be familiar with this art form.
Here is a snapshot of wonderful samples…
I just think it will be great to develop a line of original stamps which have that woodcut or linocut quality.
Also, I just want to make some art. Art for art’s sake.
Just feast your eyes on these masterpieces…
You know how so many of you read this daily blog, gather up some ideas and then get creative?
Well, I have decided to stretch myself, too.
It can’t be that hard, can it, this lino-cutting?
The plaster speaks volumes….
Dave and I were in Rye recently, and there was an art exhibition of local artists. Well, one artist was displaying the most delightful linocuts. The lady herself happened to be at the door, and I overheard her say to another visitor who was admiring her work, “I’ve only been doing it for a year.”
Blimey! I thought.
Linocutting is achievable.
She’s probably some art-guru prodigy, and I’m in for a hiding.
But do you know what?
Until I try it, I will never know.
You could be reading the blog of the world’s next great Linocut artist! Barbara Gray may go down in history as the woman who changed the way we cut lino!
I confided my new adventure to a good friend in a private Facebook message.
“I want to learn Lino-cutting”
“What? For your new floor?”
So what’s my point?
Clearly, you can’t know that you can’t do a thing
until you’ve tried it.
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