Thanks for popping in. Finally we have completed our prep for Sunday TV – and with a day to spare! What a caper! We have been working with the most exquisite stamps illustrated by Cherry Green, and just got totally engrossed in them. We don’t usually spend 4 days prepping! But Paul and I have actually had a blast. It’s certainly been a learning curve with a few things. You know when you know how to do something, and you’ve done it a thousand times; then suddenly it doesn’t work, and you spend the next 3 hours trying to figure out why not. Hence the blog title…
But the art demos are lovely now. I was stamping on parchment and was so keen to get it right, I was using too much ink and too much pressure. The image was faded and fat (bit like me on a Friday evening, after 4 days under the garage roof!). But I went the wrong way with the solution, using MORE ink and MORE pressure. No change. So MORE ink and MORE pressure. By the time I finally worked out I was going in the wrong direction, I was covered in black ink and leaning all of my 12 stone on the poor shocked little shoe stamp.
But it’s all in a day’s work. I count my blessings every day. Who else gets to do what they love doing for a living? Not many folks, that’s for sure.
Check out these new shoes !!!
But here’s the clever bit. We have taken the illustrations by Cherry and have deconstructed them, so that the elements are separated out, like so:
We have included the masks and the coloured print of Cherry’s artwork, so you can reconstruct her finished piece if you choose to, but you also have all the elements to create your own artwork. By separating out the assets, the shoes become much more versatile, for all sorts of occasions! Weddings, birthdays, parties and so on. Christmas, not Christmas!
I have a feeling these will be very popular, so be sure to tune in a 6pm. Cherry will be in the studios too. Great opportunity to meet the Artist. xx
Love & Hugs,