Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog from the heart, right?
On my way out the door to pottery, and then off to Peterborough, to be there early doors tomorrow for the 8am Pergamano show.
Do you ever start a piece of artwork, and it just isn’t coming together? Of course you do! It is the lament of the crafter! Well, it was my turn yesterday. I was working on a demo for tomorrow, and it was just rubbish. It looked so good in my head, but in reality, it was pants. I kept going. And going. And going. I really should have stopped, had a cup of tea (aka removed myself from the crime scene to regroup and work out a new strategy), and then moved forward. But time is of the essence, and I didn’t want to waste any.
When I had finally completely bodged it, I was hours in, my neck was killing me, I had a banging headache and was not a happy camper. Then to crown it all, as I told you yesterday, I sprayed the whole area down with a Solpadeine mix. Sound familiar? You’ve got to laugh, haven’t ya?
“Oh Gosh” I exclaimed, “how unfortunate!”
So. Yeah. Followed my own advice. Stopped. Took a break. Reset my head. Started again.
And then it was fine. The head was fine. And the result was fine. It’s no masterpiece, but it will do the job just fine.
The most important thing was to walk away. Not even for long. Just long enough to rightsize the situation. It’s a piece of parchment! It’s one hour on Telly. It’s so early most people will be asleep anyway! Lighten up Gray! I said. Nothing that time and a little patience won’t sort out. Reality check.
When we were at the NEC I bumped into an old friend. A really dear old friend. Every year, June comes along with her Mum. This year she was alone. As soon as I saw her, I knew. Cathy had passed away in May.
Mmm. As I was saying, reality check.
So I’m off to pottery now. Missed it last week because of the NEC. No big deal, but I’m looking forward to it today! Christmas presents to make.
Love & Hugs,