Thanks for popping in. Still ticking boxes like a loonie here. It’s the only way forward for this old chick at the moment. Keeping busy and keeping focussed. We can call it being mindful, and we can also call it staying on top of things. Bit of both.
With the world in such turmoil, we crafters are very, very lucky to have creative distraction. I was talking to Linda Williams this morning, about the next Craftalong we’re doing together, and Life in general. I said to her that sometimes I feel fickle when I’m colouring in butterflies and throwing pots, when the world is war torn here, being raped there, flooding here, melting there, on fire here, starving to death there. The list goes on. Linda agreed with me. She also gets that feeling of Shallow Hal, but she also added, “what can we do though, Barb? If we stop crafting, all we’ll do is worry. And what good is that?”. Personally, it’s the personal sense of powerlessness that depresses me. And so we keep busy, never tire of doing the next right thing, and keep on truckin’ (with environmentally friendly fuel, of course…)
On the subject of truckin’, I’m all set to cruise up to Peterborough for the 9am TV show on the CraftStore.com on Friday TV. Have decided to get up at stupid o’clock on Friday morning, rather than go up the night before. Have to be there by 6am, so wish me luck! Dave said he’ll drive me, and I may just let him !! (Shnoozy Susie can have a kip on the way there !!)
There are some new stencils on the show. I designed these myself. They are frameless, so perfect for mixed media and ceramic art, as well as card making and wall art. I have a couple of simple demos lined up. Particularly like how the texture paste cuts like butter…
There are 8 new 7.5 inch diameter designs, split into 2 sets of 4. Or special introductory offer: Buy all 8 and only pay for 6. Tune in on Friday to see them.
But now it’s time to go find our two little vikings, Ragnar and Erik. They are such beautiful cats. Not large. Perhaps because they are identical twins they’re smaller. Who knows. I’m guessing that they must be exactly a year old now…
They came to us on 25th October last year, and we reckon they were about 8 weeks old then…
So yes! Happy Birthday boys!
PS. Don’t forget. SHAC SHAC tomorrow morning at 10am! Facebook Live. I know lots of folks are back to work and not able to join us LIVE, but I’m sure there’ll be a few of us all set to doodle and hang out together xx