Thanks for popping in. Woke up in a spin again. Like my Mum always says, this stuff doesn’t wash out of your clothes in one cycle. So I came up to my little den and got with my hands. Because that’s what works for me. Get out of the head and get with the hands. I think that’s maybe why doing pottery is so amazing. You have to concentrate so hard on what you are doing, you forget everything.
Alas, no pottery wheel a la maison, so out with the Gelpress and the alcohol inks and paint. We’ve got guests for dinner tonight, so I really ought to be tidying the house. But sod it. I’d rather do the housework later, and with a clear head.
Using a beautiful stencil of ours, designed by our Mel. We have the stamps too. And the dies. And the Groovi! Just go to the website and look for Funky Foliage
Doesn’t take long to clear the head when you get lost in the creative process, does it? It isn’t even important to produce anything splendid or blogworthy. If we didn’t have guests coming, I was all set to get a groovi plate out. That process is great for dispelling the demons, too. Whatever I do pick to use as a distraction, it just has to last long enough to create a break in the thoughts that will insist on telling me a lot of rot. I swear that 90% of what my head tells me is utter rubbish.
But actually, stepping away from this inky, funky artwork – it’s ok! Want to know how I did it? Mmmm. Now if I could only remember! I know there was some smearing with a paper towel involved! And I used white acrylic paint. I think I’ll save this one for the retreat. That gives me long enough to figure it out again!
Time to crank up Pharrel Williams’ Happy music, and dance round the kitchen with a leg of lamb for a while!
I just took the time to watch all the people in the video singing and dancing – and it works – IT REALLY DOES !!!
Love & Hugs,