Good of you to drop in! Did ya miss me?!? It’s been weeks since I logged on here – what a strange feeling it was to not have the ipad with me on holiday at all ! Nope. Left it at home, shut off Facebook and emails, switched off almost entirely. I say almost, because let’s be honest: the day I switch off from work completely, I’ll be pushing up daisies. I must say though, it has done Dave and myself the power of good to step away from the Clarity coalface for a bit and regroup. Lovely to see the kids. Epic holiday. Dream vacation. Even a Surprise birthday party in Maui!
I’ve got so much to tell you about! From rattle snakes to tiger sharks! Even kept a little diary so that I would remember, too…
Good to be back though!
And look what an amazing list of craft award nominations was waiting on my desk for us! Absolutely blown away. Thank you so much for considering us worthy of these prestigious commendations.
We’ve been nominated for:
Best for Crafts – Claritystamp
Best Customer Service – Claritystamp
Best Venue for Workshops – Claritystamp, Kent
Favourite Die-Cutting Range – Fresh Cut Dies
Most Loved Papercraft Range – Designer Papers, Claritystamp
Designer of the Year – Barbara Gray
Crafting Woman of the Year – Barbara Gray
Most Inspiring Blog – Barbara Gray
The doors actually open for voting today. Please click here to vote .
Coolio! But now back to this ’ere blog. Paul has been doing such a stellar job in my absence. Absolutely epic effort! Many, many thanks to him and the Clarity Crew for holding the fort so we could chill a while. Which brings me to the next thing….
Over the last however many months, our business has grown and grown, and my little blog has changed shape accordingly. It started out as a fun, arty projects, from the heart, personal little daily blog. Remember the poem I used to work to?
Monday’s blog is trees and flowers
Tuesday’s blog rolls back the hours
Wednesday’s blog : mindful you.
Thursday’s blog is always blue
Friday’s blog a private peek
Saturday’s blog a new technique
And the blog which is posted on the sabbath day is step by step – and typical Gray.
Nowadays there are so many Clarity TV shows, Clarity Youtubes, Clarity events, which we want to tell you about, that by and by the blog has all but been taken over by these actually very important things, and there’s very little daily space for my kind of stuff.
So Paul and I had a chat, and we have a perfect solution! TWO BLOGS!!! Hahahaahahahaha. Yep. Tomorrow we are launching a brand new beautiful DAILY Clarity blog, called
Because it does.
Clarity Matters will be just exactly what you have come to read here: New Product news. Upcoming TV shows. Competitions. We want to add regional workshop news to that blog, too.
Which frees up this old BARBARA GRAY blog, you see! That means I can go back to doing more arty stuff, projects, step by steps, mindful soulsearching, banter, pottery – you get the gist. Taking it back….One Day at a Time.
I hope you agree that this will be a good thing. It means you will have twice as much to read, but hey! If we can write it – you can surely read it!! I’ll bounce between the two for sure. Best of both worlds, that’s what we think. Keeping you in the loop with all things Clarity, and giving me back my little arty haven.
So on that constructive note, I shall love you and leave you. Be sure to subscribe to the new blog when it is launched tomorrow. So much to share, we just can’t squeeze it all in here!
Love & Hugs,
PS Remind me to tell you about the rattle snake and the tiger shark tomorrow! Scary Mary or what?!?!? No no no. They weren’t in the same fishtank. Not even in the same state!