Thanks for popping in.
How has your day been? Have you enjoyed it? I have.! Mind you, it got off to a very shaky start. Cannot tell you why I get so anxious and fearful – but it seems to kick in in the wee small hours, when I wake up. The head hooks into something, starts gnawing at it, then starts whizzing, starts projecting and picking up momentum. By 5am I may as well get up, because lying there panicking in the dark just serves no purpose. All the rationalizing in the world doesn’t slow the head down, does it?
Only one thing for it: get out of your head Gray – and get with your hands. Which is precisely what I did. By the time the SHAC party and 10am rolled round I was feeling just dandy. A couple of hours of doodling whatever, scrolls actually, and the demons were dispelled. In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed the SHAC this morning. Real nostalia trip!
The mind is a minefield, isn’t it? It really is.
Went to our pottery class this afternoon. That was great too. Even though I have an all singing all dancing pottery studio at home, the classes are still very important. I see loads, learn loads, and most importantly, I really like the group. Smashing bunch of ladies. Oh. And I love the teacher! She is my kind of woman, if you know what I mean.
Still watching and waiting before we make a call on the Clarity Summer Retreats in August. WE HAVE TO BE SAFE, and it is too early to know. We are going ahead with the October Parchment Retreat, because we reckon by then it will be SAFE, but August is not that far away, and once again i repeat: WE HAVE TO BE SAFE. Bear with us while we watch and wait.
So all that remains this evening, is for me to chat to my bloggy friends here, tell them about our VIRTUAL get together next week – and then I can SLOW DOWN!
That’s it, you see. From the minute the first Covid Lockdown happened last March, the only really SAFE thing we could do was craft together in the SHAC-SHACK every morning, and then later in the Moment of Clarity Sessions. It may not be the real deal, but it’s better than nothing. And what’s more, It’s 100% SAFE.
Craft-along-a-Barbie – Session No. 2
Remember our Moment of Clarity last Friday? It was a real back to basics stamping session. Well, next week, on Wednesday 2nd June at 7pm on Facebook Live I thought it would be fun to ramp it up a bit and have another crafty session together, using those wonderful Linocut Stamps of ours again.
All of the bits and pieces you will need are all in one place over on the Clarity website HERE
Apart from the stamps, you will need the Triptych Frames
a selection of Distress Oxide ink pads (on Special Offer)
a spritzer bottle
some Spot-on sponges
If you missed the first part, you can watch it here
and don’t forget we have an amazing Offer of the Week – available HERE
and our W.I.G.I.G – available HERE
I think that’s all I want to share with you today. I am going to try again to write this ere blog early in the mornings. I do flag in the afternoons nowadays! Must be an age thing. Or could it be the early morning starts?! Perhaps a bit of both…
In the words of Simon and Garfunkel…
Slow Down! You move too fast. You Gotta to make the morning last!