Hi there everyone, hope you’re all doing well.
Thanks for all your comments last week on the turf laying. It went well – I think. Hard to tell until a few weeks have passed though, I suppose. Anyway, it’s very sweet that you comment on my silly personal updates. It does seem a little odd to me to put the random happenings of my life in a blog about the company I work for. But it’s very nice that you engage and share your own experiences. I do like to hear your advice and opinions.
Also, when you’re about to go into a pitch or a promo, you can’t just jump right in there, can you? It’s good to lead into it. I also write a lot of sermons for church, and you always need a good intro illustration to capture attention and to illustrate the points you’re going to make. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes less so. Nevertheless, I’m used to a nice slow build. A little bit of narrative and story-telling really helps to root your audience right in the context and helps them to invest in the rest of the content.
Anyway, here’s my new lawn. It certainly looks nice right now and, I have to say, I really enjoyed putting it down. I was so excited to do it I even woke up early and was at work wheelbarrowing it all into the back garden at 7am on Saturday. But, upon further reflection, I have started to wonder just how well it went. Do you ever get that? At first glance, everything seems to be just how you want to be. Then the more you look, the more tiny little imperfections you see and you wonder just how good a job you did… And that can be frustrating.
HOWEVER… Like in laying turf or writing a sermon, or creating a craft project, or pretty much anything in life really, we often need to remember that we probably did get it right the first time. As long as we researched and prepared well, we’ve probably done a good ENOUGH job and that all the little things we spot that we consider imperfections are ultimately insignificant so we don’t need to keep second guessing. Doesn’t mean we can try and be better still the next time, just that we don’t need to despair at not being perfect the first time.
Speaking of being reflective, Barb was reflecting on her A Moment of Clarity and had the epiphany to try it out on another day at another time. We’re still happy with Friday at 3pm, but we’d like to reach more of our audience since not everyone can make it then. So, if you’ve not been able to watch A Moment of Clarity live since it began, well, perhaps Wednesday at 7pm is better suited to your schedule?
Barb will be bringing back the awesome Reflection Masks from Friday’s session and will spend another creative hour or so expounding the artistic virtues of these very clever creations. Below is a little clip from Friday’s session, beginning near the end so you can see how it turns out and get a feel for Tomorrow’s outing 🙂
Other things to mention about this week is our Mixed Media Friday show. That’s right, Barb will be going live on HOCHANDA this Friday at 9am and 1pm for the launch of our brand new Feel Good Words stamps and Masks collection.
You can read more about the shows here.
Well, this blog is turning out to be rather long and I don’t want to keep you too long I’ll save a few more snippets of gossip for Friday’s blog. But mark my words, the gossip will be oh so juicy!
By for now,