Thanks for popping in. Remember the original Upstairs Downstairs TV Series? Back in the 70’s it was on a Sunday evening as I recall. …it was always on in our house! Mum loved it!
Well, Upstairs Downstairs has taken on a whole new meaning here in our little house! Either I’m upstairs in the garage – SHAC SHAC – the Clarity Studio, or I’m Downstairs in the garage – the Pottery Studio! And today I’ve been up and down the stairs like a yo yo! Today was the day when Upstairs and Downstairs met in the middle, when the world of pottery embraced the World of Clarity – and it was GOOD. They had a proper get together! An Arty Party!!!
Upstairs contributed the stamps, some stencils, a brayer and a paper press, Downstairs supplied the Slab Roller and the clay, the slip and the tile cutters. And I just hopped about between the two, trying things out, figuring things out, going with the results and making notes – mental notes and even written notes today –
I think the highlight of the day was our 3-way overlay stamps in clay. The original illustrations by our clever Mel have always been among my absolute favourites. Hence, they are also available in stencil, Groovi plates AND Dies! They always remind me of Easter too. There’s something very deep and meaningful in that there art…
Anyway, pressed into clay they take on a whole other energy. I used the No 1 Stamp – the outline, and the No. 3 stamp – the background…lookie lookie! Absolutely fabulous darling!! Took a few attempts before I cracked it, but oh by! Feels good when you do!
So that’s me. Absolutely cream-crackered and happy. My little stash of claywork in various stages is building up nicely in the drying room now.
Time to turn the lights off downstairs for a day now though. It’s LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION Upstairs tomorrow though!
At 2- 4pm on HOCHANDA – The Craft Store – TV, I shall be showcasing some super new dies. It’s been a while since Clarity brought new dies to market – these are excellent! A Set of 3 very classy little dies for 3 beautiful cities: London-Paris-New York. They are very, very special.
I figured out a little trick which made me smile too. We’ve been talking about Time for Reflection for weeks, right? Check this out…
So easy! Tune in tomorrow and let me show you a few tricks and tips for easy and effective card art.
Love and hugs