Thanks for popping in. And thanks for joining in yesterday evening if you did! I can only speak for myself, but after quite a strenuous week at work, I thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with the Clarity gang, and putting those Lino Cut Stamps through their paces.
Having played with all three of the Stampsets, I can’t say I have a favourite. All three are really REALLY useful, clever, and easy to make great art with. As I said last night, these are what I consider to be thinking stamps. You have THINK about what you are doing – and that’s a good thing. All the time you are totally focussed, you are in the creative zone. And that, my friends , is what Mindful crafting is all about.
Here are the 3 Pairs of Lino Cut stamps…
And here are a few snapshots of all the artwork we made together yesterday during our LIVE 2 hour session on Facebook and YOUTUBE.
So Much Art!! So much creative potential!
Just single out one little Lino Cut Stamp panel that we made, and set it in a frame that Dave made out of old pallets…so cool. Christmas Presents, here we come!! A perfect bridge to Art.
If you didn’t watch live, here is the video on Youtube. We had a bit of a fiasco on Facebook, so all migrated to Youtube. Mark Zuckerberg, if you‘re reading this ere blog – I feel your pain. You ought to try a bit of stamping – nothing like a cheeky little crafty session to take your mind off the BILLIONS of DOLLARS you just lost this week. Gutted for you. And I thought we were having a rough week!
Everything we used during the crafty session is available in one place over on the Clarity website HERE
Dave and I just sat in the warm sunshine in the garden, eating bacon sandwiches and drinking tea. In the time it took Dave to go get the tomato ketchup, this is what I concluded:
Thinking out loud on paper…
“Life is okay, Barb. Stop worrying about the business; you can’t work any harder than you do. It is what it is. You’re sitting here in the sun, chilling. You‘re not putting a black dress on and going to your son’s funeral (You may think this a very random thought, but actually, Grace’s fella Mark lost his close friend last week. He committed suicided, and they are attending the funeral in Ohio this weekend). No, you’re not putting on a black dress and attending any funeral. And you’re not putting on an unsightly hospital robe, and being wheeled down to the operating theatre for a mastectomy. No, you’re not anywhere near a hospital. So get a grip, lighten up, and get your high brow problems in perspective. ”
And then Dave came back with the ketchup, and I grinned at him. Grateful.
Have a great weekend. Make something!
Love and Hugs