Thanks for popping in.
How has your day been?
You know I always say that we have good days and growing days?
Well, mine has definitely been a growing day today !!
It’s that age old problem of having to be creative to order,
when nothing works, nothing comes together,
what you are using doesn’t speak to you,
and everything you produce is c r a p.
And anybody who insists that there’s no such thing as c r a p,
that it’s all a big learning curve, is absolutely right.
I learn more from my c r a p mistakes than I do from my best work.
But have we had a laugh?
Oh yes. Paul and I have had the best time!
I hope you have time to watch him on TV on Sunday;
he is showcasing all the wonderful Jayne Nestorenko flowers,
in both Groovi and Stampsets.
Lucky for the TV Show prep, I was working on other stuff....
finally let it go, accepted that today was not the day to push any longer. If it ain’t happening, it ain’t happening,
my little chickpea Gray!
Escape to the blog corner, to chat to my friends!
But chat about what?
Sometimes the answer is sitting there, right in front of you...
A pen and a Note Pad.
But by Jove! Not just any old pen and note pad!!
The pad was a gift to me from lovely Tina Cox,
which is quite obvious if you know her world-famous little butterflies! They are looking a little well loved nowadays,
but that is because I use the note-pad every day!
And the pen.
Well, what a treasure this is!
Another friend and parching expert, Josie Davidson,
made this for me.
A beaded pen. Look at the work!
See? It even has my name wrapped around it!
And so kind of Josie to make it just for me.
I think that’s the best thing about hand made personal gifts like these: not only are they very useful,
but the fact that somebody took the time - their time - to make me something. That means they were thinking about me when I didn’t even know they were.
I get a great deal of joy from that fact,
and am reminded of these two friends every single time
I sit at my desk and start to work.
The world abounds with generous, thoughtful people, doesn’t it?
My little artroom here is filled with gifts from kind folk.
As I look around, they make me smile....
I think this Christmas I would like to give more personal, thought through and handmade gifts...
Reality check Gray, you dreamer !!!
If you managed to handmake your Christmas cards it would be a blimming miracle!
But now it’s teatime!
See you tomorrow!
Be safe, go easy if the snow is falling,
and stay indoors in the warm if you can
Love & Hugs,