Thanks for popping in. Yep. The world is going mad, and all we can do is keep calm and carry on crafting!! Whether you make cards for Ukraine, or knit socks for the neighbours, it doesn’t matter – JUST MAKE SOMETHING!
My distraction, my calm place, my serenity is in clay. Although I haven’t had much time for pottery lately – that will change again – I did manage to pinch a little trio of pots last weekend. They’re made out of crank, a very coarse clay. gritty but pretty. Pinch pots are made by simply shaping a ball of clay in the palm of your hand. I don’t think there’s ANYTHING quite as satisfying as shaping a little bowl in the palm of your hand with your fingers… 3 bowls, 3 hours of absolute peace between the ears.
All ready for the kiln now, and bisque firing.
I have been pedalling like a loonie at Clarity; we all have actually! Trying to keep it going, trying to straighten out the warehouse and clear a space for the little shop we have planned. Oh, and sort out the workshop area. The list is as long as Fircroft Way!! But hey. One day at a time, we will get there. I do like a challenge!
Speaking of challenges, how about a bloggy challenge? I am checking out for a couple of weeks, (vacation chez Grace in New York!), so how about we offer you a little blog candy, to keep your arty energy levels up and your creative juices flowing?
Here’s the challenge then folks!
Make a piece of Art
Make it Blue.
Make it square.
Make it with Clarity.
That’s it. Post your art on Clarity Worldwide, and add #abluebeinittowinitchallenge
When I get back we will gather all the beinittowinitart into one place. We will pick a lucky random winner to receive a £40 Clarity gift voucher.
You’ve got until the last day of May to get that art posted! Only one entry per artist. And don’t forget :
Love always –
PS. Paul will be not only be staying at our house and looking after Ragnar and Erik while we’re gone – he’s also going to be keeping you updated on this ’ere blog! Thanks Paul !!!