A for Acceptance.

A for Acceptance.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. What a glorious August Bank Holiday it is! How fortunate for all the weddings, fayres and fêtes everywhere, too. I was most surprised this morning when I woke up and looked at the clock. 9.15 !! Good grief ! Can’t remember the last time I slept past 7 ! That’s what 6 full days of arty workshops do for you! I hope all the ladies got home safely and managed to avoid the bank…

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Picot Victorious!

Picot Victorious!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Last day of the Clarity retreats today. Whilst it will be nice to have a little lie in tomorrow morning, I shall miss spending time with all these wonderful people, watching them get to grips with new skills, seeing their sheer delight when they nail something. I’m not kidding. There’s nothing like it. Yesterday afternoon, for example. Day 2 in the afternoon, we always do Groovi. So we got on the virtual Groovi Bus…

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Tracy Emin – I’m with you all the way!

Tracy Emin – I’m with you all the way!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I am quite liking this early morning start. No cars zooming past, just birds twittering in the garden… Friday’s blog a private peek, right? Well, sad to say farewell to a smashing bunch of friends and fellow crafters yesterday, after another cracking two days of creativity and conviviality. I thought it went well anyway! Looking forward to welcoming the 3rd group today. Looking at the guestlist, I would say it will be fab. And…

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You Hung the Moon…

You Hung the Moon…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Day 4 of the retreats today. Yesterday was a pleasure again. Just as with the first two days, It was great to be surrounded by friends and good people, just wanting to be creative and learn. I am still full of beans, and really pumped to see how they enjoy today’s activities! Very early here. Early to bed, early to rise and all that! No way there’s a blog in me at the end…

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Being Kind is Cool

Being Kind is Cool

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog comes from the heart, right? Waved farewell to such a smashing bunch of ladies yesterday, after a fab first two days. The artwork they produced yesterday was pretty exceptional, I must say. There’s nothing quite like it for me; watching their sheer delight when they create something excellent. Lots of Hi-5’s yesterday, lots of beaming faces. It was very, very gratifying. And there were so many newcomers to Clarity! Ladies who had…

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Retreat Day 2 coming up…

Retreat Day 2 coming up…

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Just heading out the door to buy more food for lunch! Hugely underestimated how much Tuna Mayo we’d plough through on Day one of the workshop!! It’s my favourite too… Yesterday went well. The projects weren’t that easy, but the ladies handled them admirably! It was lovely to see so many friendly familiar faces – and so many newcomers too! I do hope we didn’t terrify them too much! I look forward to Day…

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Summer Retreat – Here we come!! Ready or not!!!

Summer Retreat – Here we come!! Ready or not!!!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in! It’s Clarity Retreat Week here in Kent, and many, many of our loyal and lovely Clarity friends are here for a few days of learning, laughter and crafty creativity. We set up the room yesterday, in readiness. Paul and I went to the Wholesalers en route to the gig, to pick up coffee, tea, biscuits and all the gear for lunch… Then we started the set up. We are at Ditton, where we held…

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Happy Joyous & Free

Happy Joyous & Free

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Sunday’s blog a step by step and typical Gray, right? So before we trundle off to Ditton, to set up for the retreat week ahead, I thought I’d do a few warm up exercises, limber up as it were! It’s about time I got my all time ever favourite stamp out of the cupboard. Poor lad; he’s been feeling neglected…. And whilst we’re getting out the faves, how about the hills and moons masks?…

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A Quickie Wedding Card Project.

A Quickie Wedding Card Project.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. It’s all go here! Paul and I are gearing up for the Clarity Retreats which start on Monday. So much do do and so little time left! But it’ll all be alright on the night! We’ve got some smashing projects lined up for our guests – a really good mix. All set for a splendid week of crafty art and fun. Speaking of projects, here’s a simple Fresh Cut Die one which I did…

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A Rattle snake and a Wedding…

A Rattle snake and a Wedding…

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Friday’s blog a private peek, right? Well, there’s a lot going on here at Clarity Towers – A W H O L E H E L L U V A L O T !!! So before I head into the office, and get caught up in all the sales stuff and next week’s retreat prep, let me tell you a story. A TRUE story… Picture the scene. Brother Steve, girlfriend Sheila, Dave and I…

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