Thanks for popping in. Just finished loading all the demo-boxes and ticking all the got it-boxes for tomorrow’s TV show on the new Createand craft tomorrow from 3-5pm. Thought I write to you before I call it a day on the work front.
Here’s what’s coming up on tomorrow’s show. Those fabulous Clarity Bird Cut Card kits for starters!
They come with 3 little sets of stamps, perfect for decorating them – but actually beautiful on their own too. Jazz at Clarity designed these. Aren’t they superb?
Then we’re launching some brand new, super duper Crescent Moon stamps, which are delightful to use, and work brilliantly with so many other stamp designs! Verses, poems, poppets – you’ll see…
Now here’s a set many of you will be familiar with. These are all designs that lovely, beautiful, arty, pretty Annie designed for us. These are so very much her style. We decided to put them all in one set, to commemorate her, and remind us how fragile Life is. Annie died a few months ago. 34 years old. Still can’t believe she’s gone. I loved her, and I love her art. For me, she lives on in these images.
Many thanks to our design team to making our stamps dance again xxx
Am I thinking about what is going on in Ukraine? Of course I am. Very frequently. It feels surreal that less than a fortnight ago, those same people who are now being bombarded, shelled and blown to smithereens by Putin’s forces, were going about their daily lives – just as you and I do. So sitting here, looking out at the old treetops swaying to and fro in the wind, posting about new stamps on tomorrow’s TV show, I feel disturbed and grateful – all at the same time. To be carrying on as though everything were normal, when it so isn’t. But we have send positive energy into the universe, not anguish! Not anger!
For me, the best way to focus on goodness, on positivity, is through art. Regardless what – pottery, drawing, stamping, preparing for a TV show – crafting takes pressure off the head. Dark thoughts disappear when I am being creative.
Time to put the kettle on. Keep calm and carry on, friends.
Love and hugs