Thanks for popping in.
I am so excited!!
I couldn’t wait to get upstairs here to my little den
and share some (what I consider to be)
VERY BIG NEWS
Today I had the pleasure of meeting
a certain young lady called Tina Cox.
Do you know her?
She is a parchment artist,
and her art is fabulous.
We spent the day together at the house,
and she taught me so many new parchment tricks!
She is such a lovely teacher!
A one-on-one lesson with Tina Cox!
Well I’ll go to the bottom of the stairs!!!
I was so in need of a little guidance!
Tina showed me a card where she had combined Groovi
with a little cutting trick.
“I can see how you got the frame
with the Nested Square Groovi Plate,
but how did you cut out the centres?”
And so the games began...
This is the easy bit.
Holds the 2-needle upright and goes in from the front...
Up one side, always placing the back needle in the hole
you just made, so that the pitch is exactly the same.
(pitch=distance between the two holes)
Go round the inside of the box.
Then came the cutting.
Tina says hold the scissors how they feel right for you
until you get the best result.
One perfect hole.
My turn next.
Practice makes perfect, as they say.
By the time I have worked my way round this card,
I too will either have mastered it,
or at least established what is NOT my forté!
Bit ropey, but not bad for freehand.
“So Tina”, says I, “have you tried this with our Groovi Grids?”
“Well, let me show you...”
I’m telling, you she was impressed.
Tina loves our Groovi system.
She’s a member of our club, you know, and she’s got loads of our plates! She was telling me that when her daughter wants to chill in between revising for her GCSE’s,
it’s invariably the Groovi work she goes to.
Although Tina is a traditional parchment tutor,
she says that the Groovi system
is just what the parching world needed to revive the art.
So we spent a happy couple of hours,
pricking holes in parchment and sharing stories.
It was enjoyable, inspirational and very exciting,
because - and the parchers among you will get this -
Tina Cox is joining Clarity!
As Emma Burns so aptly put it:
this is a marriage made in heaven.
Yep, she coming on board as an art designer,
as a tutor and as an all round expert Groovi chick!
This is a great day indeed for Clarity.
Here is just a little snippet that I rustled up when she left....
I hope you will all join me in welcoming
Tina to the Clarity family.
Love & hugs,