Thanks for popping in. Tuesday’s blog rolls back the hours, right?
I have been tidying today. Amazing what you find when you start clearing the layers of paper and boxes!! I came across an old newspaper article from 1994, which brought back memories…
Wow. Still got the Lightbox, the huge, fabulous lightbox. Still got the Faber-Castell pencils. Still got the hair up in a French Twist. Did I ever see this little ABC Nursery Rhyme adventure turning into the company that is Claritystamp today? Never in a million years.
Funny old world, innit? 26 years on and my reservations then about the impact of too much TV on nippers were a mere appetizer of what was to follow, with computers and tablets – I mean the Ipad kinda tablet. Almost prophetic…
If the type is too small, let me just highlight one little part….
Barbara has researched the damage that TV and video can do to children, and discovered the average American child watches 13,000 hours of TV by the age of eight, watching on average 5 hours per day.
And that was in 1994! Can’t imagine that’s decreased much; and if it has, it will just have been replaced by something else similar.
But to the art, to the concept behind the Rhyme Chart art. That’s more nourishing all day long! It was intended back then to encourage kids to learn their nursery rhymes, as an aid to help with language acquisition.
Sold thousands of them in the States, we did. Thousands. Brother Steve laminated them in the garage at night, because the industrial laminator always blew the circuit in the whole cul-de-sac during the daytime! And now he manufactures our Groovi plates. That’s what I call a family business.
We’ve now got the ABC Nursery Rhyme Collection in Stamps and Groovi.
We also had a little Nursery Rhyme ii-book printed, to double up as a key to the nursery rhyme images, and…
as a colouring book. Woohoo!!
CALLING ALL SHACKERS!!!!
You will see that on one side is the nursery rhume and a little colour pic. On the left leaf is a lovely colour me in!
Some of the rhymes I wrote myself too….Old Mother Goose didn’t write any that started with X Y or Z!
To celebrate the whole reason we are here, I have flicked a switch on the website and changed the price of the little colouring nursery rhyme book. This will make a smashing colouring project for our SHAC Shack friends! It will be perfect as a little project to do with the children and the grandchildren too. One for them and one for you. Wow. Kids would love that.
It’s your time they want you know. YOUR TIME. YOUR COMPANY. It’s more important than you can possibly imagine. In fact, it’s vital, like water, and the air that we breathe.
I wrote a little poem back then too, which I also found today, on the back of a little educational mission statement. Look…
And I’ve flicked another little switch on the Groovi ABC Collection. CLICK HERE to investigate.
Nope. I never would have imagined that this little ABC idea would bring about such Clarity.
Love and Hugs