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Limp Internet stopped play….

Limp Internet stopped play….

Hi there, I hope you are well and keeping safe? Our SHAC campaign SAFEHAPPY ANDCREATIVE/STAYHOMEANDCRAFT is certainly keeping me on my toes! Blimming internet just keeled over this morning, so we had to abandon ship and record it instead. Ironically, the message I had wanted to weave into my patter today was to work with what you’ve got ! Tell you what, God’s got a funny sense of humour! But here’s a little landscapey-bunny doodling session all set for you,…

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Colouring Postcards Idea

Colouring Postcards Idea

Hi there Greetings from my little Clarity SHAC-Shack! How are things in your little SHAC-Shack? I do hope you are okay. Our daily Artworkout is going well! So glad you are enjoying it too. I was thinking about the weeks ahead, was thinking that we should really make the most of all this time in isolation (together), to learn different colouring techniques too. Colouring-in is one of THE most mindful, calming pastimes out there. For ANYBODY. But we crafters are…

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Phew!

Phew!

Hi there! 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…

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Clarity Crossword Puzzle #1

Clarity Crossword Puzzle #1

Hi there, Welcome to the SHACSHAC-Shack!! It’s getting longer! SAFE, HAPPY AND CREATIVE STAY HOME AND CRAFT What’s with the hail and snow?! Are you getting it too, or is it just the Southeast that’s just turned into Narnia? Well, on a positive note, that’ll slow down the beachcombers at Whitstable! I do like a crossword don’t you? Not a cross word! A crossword puzzle! The English language is so rich, so full of exceptions to the rule and pitfalls…

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NEVER GIVE UP.

NEVER GIVE UP.

Hi there. Greetings from the Clarity SHAC-Shack! I hope you are safe and well? Day 4 in the house, and all is well. It occurred to me this morning that I am experiencing a shift in my attitude. I can only speak for myself, but today for example, Dave had to run the gauntlet and go shopping for Mum, Dad, and ourselves. Check out the message on his hat… When he finally got home, we had a pretty weird half…

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I’m addicted!!!

I’m addicted!!!

Hi there, Greetings from the Clarity SHAC-Shack! Thanks for popping in. I hope you are safe and well. This Corona Virus is certainly a game changer. Boy oh boy. Words fail me – and that doesn’t happen often! I’ve stopped obsessing about watching the news – it really serves no purpose. I just get anxious, and despondent. Much better to focus on what I can do to help. Which is keep Clarity going, make sure the team are safe and…

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Laugh! Smile! We’re still Here!!

Laugh! Smile! We’re still Here!!

Greetings from the CLARITY SHAC-SHACK ! Thanks for popping in. I hope you are safe. We had our daily 9am conference call with some of the Clarity team earlier – the guys and gals who are helping keep the good ship Clarity afloat during this time. I have worked from home for many years, so this is nothing new to me. But for most of the team, working in isolation when you’re used to working across the desk from one…

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A Blog from the SHAC Shack!

A Blog from the SHAC Shack!

Hi there, Thanks for popping. I hope you are well and safe. As we have watched this week unfold at home and abroad, Dave and I decided last night to stop all production for a while, and send our lovely team home at the end of play today. You get that, don’t you? It would be irresponsible – no, reprehensible – to do anything else. Their wellbeing is paramount to Dave and me. They’ve done a brilliant and loyal job…

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A Super Gemstone Lesson!

A Super Gemstone Lesson!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I hope you are safe and well? We are rolling with the punches here at Clarity; no sooner have we made a plan than the goal posts get moved again. But we are absolutely in agreement with Downing Street that reducing social contact to an absolute mimimum is the only way forward. We’re all in this together, right? As promised, here’s a wonderful, crystal clear step by step tutorial by Tina . What a…

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Tina is a real Gem!

Tina is a real Gem!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Pretty manic at work today. Rolling with the punches, I think it’s called! As I said yesterday, it’s a challenge! But we have a plan, and we’re trying to get everything set up soonest. In the meantime, let’s just step away from the news, the ever mounting reality that is enveloping us, and switch off, shall we? Call me fickle if you will, but other than avoiding people and washing our hands till the…

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