Thanks for popping in. After a full day of drawing, prepping for TV, doodling and making art, I am feeling happily tired, which just goes to prove that Art IS Therapy.
Every time the little voice in my head said “You can’t do that”, or “they won’t like that”, I did it anyway, and was happy with what I had done. I think art and healing come from the same source actually. They seem to go hand in hand. And there’s nothing quite like a little moment of Clarity either. When the penny drops, or you have a good idea, or a trick works. I had one this afternoon with the stamps and stencils that are on the Show on Sunday. Had a lovely time going through the creative process, and was very happy with the result too. Just hope I can repeat it on LIVE TV!!
Speaking of TV, I notice there is some confusion on Facebook with regard to the TV channels – The Craft Store and Create & Craft – merging. Some folks are concerned that The Craft Store is being gobbled up by C&C, that we little companies will disappear now that the big boys are back. I don’t know much more than you good people, but I am pretty certain that once the dust settles the blending of the two will be a good thing.
I do know, as do you, that The Craft Store/Hochanda bought Create & Craft, so the ethos of creative, demo-led, educational crafting will most certainly prevail. Where exactly on the Shopping Channel List you will find us is still up in the air, but rest assured that we will be somewhere ! From 24th February, we will go by the name of Create & Craft, but believe me when I tell you WE ARE THE CRAFT STORE. It will still be the Craft Store, but it will say Create & Craft on Sky. Confusing maybe, but that’s the way it has to be. That’s it in a nutshell.
And whilst I cannot control what other guests do during their shows, I CAN control what I do. And so, speaking for myself and Paul, I can promise you that eduction, inspiration, tricks and tips will always underpin our Clarity Shows.
If you know me but a little, and you know how we roll at Clarity, you must also know that we would NEVER do anything to compromise our crafting family! Please stop worrying about things, and let the powers that be get all their ducks in a row. Merging two TV channels is a mammoth task. We just have to trust that it will be fine.
Barb x x x