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Month: October 2018

5 years. Is it time to stop? Not yet!!!

5 years. Is it time to stop? Not yet!!!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I just realised something. My very first blog was written on 15th October 2013! 5 years this week!!! Well, that’s a lottablogs! So I thought we should rewind, set the clock back 5 years, and have a read…..   I’M A BLOGGING VIRGIN….  15th October 2013  Barbara Gray Comments 70 Comments Well, here goes. Working my way around this new Blog is much like wandering round Sainsbury’s blindfolded. I think I have been down a different aisle,…

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A Golden Opportunity….

A Golden Opportunity….

Hi there! Good of you to pop in. Been doing art all day, gearing up for all the TV shows looming on the horizon. If I tell you what’s when now, then you will know what’s when then! Mostly HOCHANDA: Sunday 28th Oct 2-4pm Barb Sunday 28th Oct 6-7pm Barb and 8-9pm Paul Monday 29th Oct  9-10am Barb 1-2pm Paul 5-6pm Paul Thursday 1st Nov. 12-1pm Live from NEC Barb Friday 2nd Nov 12-1pm Live from NEC Paul Sat 3rd…

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When Pottery met Paper…

When Pottery met Paper…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Had a wonderful time at the pottery class this afternoon. You would be so proud of me!! So I’ve been working on the coil pot for 2 full weeks now, remember? Bit of a labour of love, but heyho. I am learning loads! Look at the before and during here…. Started out looking pretty ropey indeed! At this point I have to admit, I wasn’t holding out much hope for my career as a…

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Youtube Tuesday – Deerie me!!! A Moonlit Stag

Youtube Tuesday – Deerie me!!! A Moonlit Stag

Hi there!Thanks for popping in.You Tube Tuesday! The outline stamps are another very cool idea, even if I say so myself!Not only do you get the large outline image – each set comes with a super little collection of miniature landscape-building stamps (and I don’t mean barns!)So today, I thought it would be cool to show you a neat canvas idea. Very simple, but oh so effective!There are 8 of them altogether; I particularly like the stag. Check out the Youtube,…

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Blog Candy Competition Winner

Blog Candy Competition Winner

Hi there, Good of you to pop in. Remember we had a bloggy competition, and I asked you to tell us how I made a piece of artwork when I had lame internet where I was? Well, we had several very, very accurate entries. Really brilliant! So I thought I would lay out the step by step photos for you, then tell you the winner of the £30 gift voucher. Now don‘t all go whizzing down to the end of…

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Sunday Sunday

Sunday Sunday

Hi there. Sunday Sunday. Thanks for popping in. Family Day today. We celebrated Mum’s 81st birthday here, with roast lamb – her favourite. Well, all our favourites actually! Good reason to celebrate, good food, good conversation – just all round good. They got here early, which was great too. My brother has always been an über punctual person. In fact,we all are. Must be a Gray thing. But now they have all left, the dishes are done (thanks Dave!) –…

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Playtime on the Town with Oxides – and a Bloggy Offer!

Playtime on the Town with Oxides – and a Bloggy Offer!

Hi there. Busy today. Have locked myself in my little artroom, and am getting to grips with next year’s calendar. It has to be at the printer’s by Wednesday lunchtime if I want to showcase it on Sunday 28th October on HOCHANDA, which is the next time I’m on telly. So that’s today sorted! It’s got to be done. We have a calendar every year! it’s the law!!! Thought I’d have a break, come see you, and go back to…

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Happy Friday – Not one Mug, but three!

Happy Friday – Not one Mug, but three!

Hi there. Good of you to pop in. Friday’s blog a private peek, right? Well, today I wanted to give you an update on my potty pottery antics…. You know I’ve been going to a pottery class on Wednesday afternoons, to stop myself going potty? The theme for this term is cups, mugs and beakers (although I think Eunice the teacher added beakers as an after thought- just in case some of us didn’t master the handles!) I showed you…

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Yay! Blog Candy Competition!

Yay! Blog Candy Competition!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Where is this week going? ! One minute you’re in the TV bubble, and pedalling like a lunatic to keep up with all the hours; the next you can’t rightly remember what you were even doing! So can you help me ? Dave and I are down in beautiful Rye, having a day away from it all, and he will do his  nut if I spend 2 hours blogging now! I have a photo…

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Meet Charles.

Meet Charles.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog. The day when I step away from Clarity and get a little philosophical. (Am feeling a little jaded after the TV marathon to be frank, so have decided to step away from Clarity for the whole week!) There are so many craftsmen, so many people out there like us, who work with their hands, aren’t there? We make art, we make beautiful cards for people, we knit, we sew, we potter (ooh!…

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