Thanks for popping in. She’s been going at it like a loony since 5am, so that she can go to the Christmas ball tonight! She’s not sure what she’s wearing, she’s not really a glittery, blingy kinda dresser – but there are plenty of dresses to choose from – especially now she’s lost a few pounds!
All caught up, all prepped up – and she’s even made time for pottery. Happy day.
But before she shoots off to glaze her little not-as-little-as-last-year’s pots, that she’s thrown and turned in hopes of making Christmas pressies, she needs to slow the washing machine head down, drink a cup of camomile tea, and breathe. It’s all very well ticking a load of boxes and getting things done, but where’s the joy, if you don’t even stop to appreciate your life?
This blog slows me down, too, you know – in the best possible way! It makes me sit and think. It makes me ponder. It takes me to a different space, with lots of others to consider. Yes. The blog is a definite plus point, never a chore.
I was talking to lovely Jilly Clifton yesterday, who has just recently joined the Clarity Team full time. FANTASTIC NEWS INDEED. Switched on, clever, creative, kind – and an accountant! Let’s hear it for Jilly! Anyway, she’s learning how to navigate the Adobe graphics suite, starting with In Design. (It’s an Apple thing). You can imagine, that might be a trifle daunting, to have to get your head round an entire graphics programme! I told her that I’ve been using In Design since its inception, but that I probably only use 5% of its capability, if that. I have only learned what I need to know to get the job done that I do – no time to press keys and see where it takes me! It likened it to a road map. “If InDesign is the road map of Great Britain, then I’m an expert on the M11! Ask me to explore the M40 and I’m not so good, try me on the M5 – and I will get totally lost. And as for the B-roads – spare me!! But I am mustard on the M11 ! There’s nobody faster!”
I suppose that’s about the sum of it. I do what I do, and I do it frequently, so I do it fast and without question. But when I stray from my designated path, the learning curve kicks in and things just take longer to figure out.
I guess that’s why I love pottery so much, too. It’s stepping off that quite repetitive, polished treadmill and exploring the unknown.
Love & Hugs,