Thanks for popping in. This here blog’s been going a while, hasn’t it? Since October 15th 2013 in fact ! That’s 7 years, every single day, until a fortnight ago, when I stepped away for a week, to help my parents. That’s about 2,550 blogs, back to back. Crikey. Where does the time go?
You may recall that way back then, I composed a little ditty, to give the blog (or maybe more ME!) a structure, a guide.
Monday’s blog is Trees and Flowers,
Tuesday’s blog rolls back the hours,
Wednesday’s blog from me to you,
Thursday’s blog is always blue,
Friday’s blog a private peek,
Saturday‘s blog a new technique,
And the blog which is posted on the Sabbath day,
is step by step - and typical Gray!
But over time, and with the introduction of Youtubes and loads of TV promotion etc etc etc , we lost that path. Today, I’d like to take it back. You see, I think we all need a plan, structure, routine. I can only speak for myself, but having a set path helps me immensely. I don’t have to overthink stuff, because I have already got direction.
Same with TV shows. I have developed a prescribed regimen, an infrastructure, a way to work, which can be adapted to suit any product, any demo. I get so nervous before TV shows, even after all these years, so I NEED a set plan.
I guess there’s comfort in knowing what’s ahead, as opposed to not knowing what’s round the corner. That just leaves us in a constant state of anxiety, wondering what’s coming next. So if I can gain a little routine control over daily things, like making the bed first thing, before I even go downstairs, like phoning Paul first thing every morning, so we can have our business of the day chat while I’m putting my make-up on, like eating yoghurt for breakfast and taking my vitamins, like calling my parents after the SHAC-Shack, like lighting a candle when Dave and I sit down to eat in the evening. All these little things serve to calm me down, stop me racing, bouncing about. It works, it really does. And with Covid 19 rearing its ugly head again, may I suggest that we could all do with more routine in our lives. All those little, seemingly mundane things add up, you know.
So today is Monday, and it’s Trees and Flowers.
Here’s a little peep at some wonderful stamps that Jim has reworked for Sunday’s 2-4pm TV Show on HOCHANDA: The Clarity Trees and their Mantles. If you aren’t familiar with these, oh boy. They are superb. They were before – and now they are even better. The seasons in a set.
It’s a fabulous Clarity Classic Set, but with the new manufacturing system I put it to Jim that we could go much finer on the branches than previously, also thin out the mantles. And the results are fabulous.
The reflection just got a whole lot easier too! I’ll show you on Sunday. And there’s a cool set of Word Stamps too…
I also like getting Clarity Classics out of the cupboard. Our old friends will have them, and our new friends should know they’re there! With the vast design library that we have at Clarity, some superb art gets missed.
Love and hugs