Thanks for popping in!
Have you looked at all the limericks
about Mary the hairy fairy on yesterday’s blog ???
But I am so backed up (with work, she added quickly),
that I haven’t got time to read them all and enjoy them all until bedtime.
So Dave and I have made a date to have a limerick reading session and a blimming good giggle before we go to sleep.
“Has it come to this?”
I think I heard Dave murmur as I left him in the kitchen….
Anyway, scrambling here, to prep for the TV on Sunday.
The problem is that my creative mojo has up and left me this week. Just done a runner.
Everything I have tried has been next door to wubbish,
and those pesky little gits Wurka and Hollick
have been having a fine old time in my head,
smirking and tapping on my cranium,
telling me I’m wubbish too.
And the louder they got, the wubbisher my work was!
Until finally, today, I had had enough.
It was time to either give up
and go back to whatever it was I did before Clarity.
Or turn it round!
Quite by chance,
whilst hunting for a bone folder in this chaos
that I have created with my own fair hands,
I came across a couple of old projects I did on TV
when I first started with Create & Craft.
Must be 6 or 7 years ago now!
Do I remember the anguish and the fear of going on telly to do these little projects!
So today when I found them, I realised how far my own creative abilities have actually been stretched during those years.
I mean, the hands still get clammy and my nose starts dripping like a tap as soon as we go live,
but at least I don’t lie awake all night panicking,
and tremble like a leaf. What a way to earn a crust!
Want to have a look?
They aren’t bad. I mean, I think they are ok.
In fact I really ought to get the brayer out again,
because that was quite a neat trick with the moonbeam.
Remember the reflection trick with the brayer?
And the screwed up paper for water?
Cor those were the days, eh.
The thing is, and this is how I turned it round in my head earlier,
I haven’t forgotten how to do those things;
I am just trying new things now, and sometimes those new things take some practise, just like these things did.
If I wanted to play the safe and easy card,
(forgive the pun)
I’d just get out my brayer and roll a landscape into place.
I remember reading back then on one of those toxic forums,
that my work was boring and very samey. Maybe it was.
The last criticism I read was that my cards were too flat.
I didn’t even take that one seriously.
A card that’s too flat? FFS.
Time to try again.
But if you see me get a brayer out on Sunday and do a moonbeam,
you know it didn’t go well!