The end of the year can be a very hectic time. I know it is for us. Christmas, New Year’s and then throw in some birthdays and it’s one event after another. No matter how busy it is, I try to take a little time to reflect on the past year.
I can’t look back without thinking about how very grateful I am for my wonderful customers. Your comments and emails truly warm my heart and make me smile on a regular basis. When life gets crazy and I’m struggling to keep up or just having a bad day, I receive a message from someone that reminds me why I do what I do, like this email from Carole…
I thought you might like to hear this story.
As I live in the Caribbean it is very difficult for me to get clay down here. Because of that I use Kato as I can get the big blocks and mix my own colours. Your recipe cards have been very helpful for me and I have them made up with the samples organized by colour families.
A friends daughter is taking lessons from me. We alternate a sewing project with a polymer clay project. From the very first clay project I have shown her how to mix colours using your recipes. This past weekend we started on our largest one to date. She had a sketch of the general idea and picked the colours that she wants to use. Once we were decided on the project she asked “Can I have the cards so I can find my colours please”. She then matched the recipe to the colour she wanted, and got to work mixing. I was happy to see that at 9 years old she was not limited by the few colours she had in front of her, but looked upon them as a jumping off point. She is not intimated by the fact that she has to create her own colours, in fact she thoroughly enjoys the process.
I was mixing colours before I found your recipes, but having them on hand makes it so much easier. I am much better at being able to figure out what I need to put together in order to create a particular colour now because of what I have learnt from you.
Thank you, and I look forward to the next set of Kato colour recipes!
..or this message from Sharon.
I just want to say thank you for these. I have been working with polymer clay for 20 some years…but the one thing i HATE is trying to mix my colors. I am terrible at it. especially sage green!!! lol.
And pinks believe it or not….my shades of pink are never what i want. The first one of these i did turned out exactly as I wanted. I am so happy i found this. Honestly i would have never thought to look for a clay recipe book , i fell across it accidentally. But…..i love them….will get more. thank you so much!
A heartfelt, “Thank You!” to each and everyone of you.
I wish you peace, love and joy for the coming year. Happy New Year!