Thanks for popping in.
Been a great day, setting up at Leyburn with the crew.
Then we all went for a superb meal in Richmond.
If we ever move, we know where we are moving to now!
W E L O V E R I C H M O N D !!!
Anyway the scene is set at Tennants Leyburn,
for a wonderful celebration of all things Clarity tomorrow.
And Pergamano of course.
Please allow me to show you a piece of traditional parchment art,
which was kindly sent to me by Dorothy Holness,
a name most traditional parchers will be familiar with.
Last year at the Harrogate Parchment Show, Dorothy came and introduced herself to me.
She actually thanked me for breathing new life into the world of parchment with our Groovi system. She said that, whilst she personally preferred more subtle line art than the crisp Groovi line, she could see how Groovi was a great way of getting people started, and she was also genuinely happy to embrace our style, despite the fact that it was so different ot her own.
A little while ago she sent me this wonderful piece of artwork, and thanked me for being so complimentary about her whitework on a TV show.
I am sure you will agree, it is breathtaking.
This gift meant so much to me.
How refreshing, that a seasoned, revered, traditional parcher like Dorothy can see the benefits of the Groovi way, can be kind, gracious and respectful, even though it may not be her cup of tea.
How lovely to know that she and I both share the same creative passion. We may approach parchment art very differently,
from different angles, but without disdain or judgement.
Just mutual admiration and respect.
She appreciates how many people we have motivated to get excited about parchment, and I appreciate her talent, her skill.
Love & Hugs