Hope you’re safe and doing ok? Greetings from the Clarity SHAC-SHACK!! Been quite a morning, getting our first Facebook Live session under our belts. But after the initial streaming issues, I reckon it went well! Thank you so much to everybody who watched and joined in! It was really cool to know that so many of us were all doodling away, grabbing a quiet half hour TOGETHER. It felt right to me, and it felt like it was coming from the right place – so my hope is that it was received in the right way. If you missed the first CLARITY SHAC-SHACK ARTWORKOUT or just couldn’t find it, you can go check it out on our CLARITYSTAMP PAGE. Click Here. We will be back at the same place at 10am every morning. Great way to start the day!
The reality is that we are – ALL OF US – going to be confined to our homes for quite a long period of time. We have to develop a routine if we didn’t already have one, or if our pre-existing routine has just been obliterated, then we need to build a new one.
My lad Mark, he who is on lockdown in San Francisco, is working from home, but is allowed out once a day to do exercise. So he runs, because he’s an athletic type. He runs to keep fit, to get fresh air, to clear his head. I don’t run – never enjoyed it, never got into it. I remember when he was a teenager still living at home, he tried to help me get over the initial block he thought I was having. “Once you get over the first pain hurdle, you’ll grow to love running”, he insisted. So I obediently dug out an old pair of trainers from the 90’s and a track suit which belonged to somebody but not me, and walked to join him at the farm gate.
“Right,” he said, after we’s done a few stretching exercises together, “I’ll run ahead and keep running back to you. You run to the first fencepost, then walk to the next fencepost, then run to the next fencepost – and so on”
Six fenceposts in and I was done. Six fenceposts was all it took to ascertain that I was a hopeless case. So. Mark runs round the Presidio in San Fran every day – and I don’t. Simples. But. I need some kind of mental exercise. And I certainly got mine this morning! What a lot of responsibility I felt, until I just let go and went with the flow.
I guess that’s what we have to do, isn’t it? Let go, build a routine of some description, make a daily plan – and just take it one day at a time.
It’s Mark’s birthday on 1st April. It was his sister Grace’s birthday last week. They’re both such lovely young people. I miss them dreadfully – always do, but especially at this time.
Grace and Mark….
I imagine it must be very hard for a really sporty person to be confined for weeks on end. But he’s a smart lad; he will figure a way round it.
Did you see that bloke kicking the ball around in the kitchen? Hang on….
Oh how we laughed! Anyway, back to our daily workouts!
But now I must go and think about what to do for the upcoming TV Shows:
Thursday – Pergamano shows 11am and 3pm, featuring a beautiful new Lemontree plate by Linda Williams.
Thursday – a little ONE HOUR SPECIAL, featuring a set of four brand new, magnificent floral stamps by Tina Cox. (As Groovi plates too) More of these anon….
Stay safe, happy and creative in your SHAC-SHACK! See you tomorrow at 10am on the CLARITY FACEBOOK PAGE.
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Love and Hugs