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Author: Barbara Gray

What’s your obsession today?

What’s your obsession today?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Woke up early this morning to snow in the garden. Immediately, my focus moved from worrying about the Clarity team being safe at work, with masks and visors and sanitizers, to worrying about them GETTING to work on icy roads and snowy back lanes! Instantly, Covid and the Pandemics dropped to No. 2 on the Daily Obsession Hitlist, and The Weather zoomed to Number 1 !! As I stood in my pyjamas looking out…

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HAPPY NEW IDEA

HAPPY NEW IDEA

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Snow here today. Just a light sprinkling. When I was a kid and it started to snow, my Mum would always tell me that God’s housekeeper, Frau Holle, was shaking out the featherbeds, the eiderdowns. “Frau Holle shüttelt die Betten aus.” Isn’t that a lovely notion? Stayed with me all my life. As soon as I see a slight flurry of snow in the air, Frau Holle is busy again. On Sunday we showcased…

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….and the winner is!

….and the winner is!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you if you tuned into the Hochanda TV shows the past 2 days and supported Clarity. If you missed the 2pm show, you can watch online HERE and it continued at 3pm HERE If you missed the launch of the One Day Special, you can watch online HERE But now on to the Elf Hunt!! Remember searching for those little imps on the website in…

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New Grids and Ribbons

New Grids and Ribbons

Hi there Thanks for popping in. First Clarity TV shows of the New Year today on HOCHANDA! Here are the times: 2-4pm, then 6-7pm and 8-9pm. Tomorrow bright and early again at 8-9am. 12-1pm and 4-5pm. And don’t forget, there’s a cheeky little SHAC-Shac LIVE on Facebook squeezed in there at 10am. All set for a busy couple of hours this afternoon! I hope you like the new Happy Alphabet stamps and Groovi. What’s not to like though! Let’s take…

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True Love

True Love

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Was just working on a quick little demo for tomorrow’s TV show on Hochanda 2pm-4pm, to highlight the Framework shapes stencil set. So basic, so simple! But really effective when overlaid too. Just in case I don’t get to them tomorrow, here’s how they work… They fit inside each, so you can overlay colours. Use ink or paint. Use a Gelpress too. Here I’ve just used the square and heart frames together, with brushes…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year !!! I won’t keep you long. Just wanted to thank you for all your loyal support and custom throughout what was a very challenging 2020. Past tense. Done. Finished. Gone. There have been a lot of positives too. If you’re reading this blog, then you made it!! A lot of people didn’t. That’s the truth of it. So with that in mind, let’s keep smiling, and let’s keep going. New year, new start, new beginnings. New Year’s…

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And yay – there was light?

And yay – there was light?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just when you thought you could switch the lights off in the SHAC, and call it a day for the last time in 2020 – the lights switched themselves off! Oh dear. I called Paul at work, and explained that we had a situation Houston, so he came over. Then Dave came home too and joined in. They both climbed around, checking fuses, changing fuses, swopping kettle plugs, changing sockets, process of elimination and…

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Attention to detail.

Attention to detail.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been thinking about attention to detail. Paying attention to detail when you craft. When you stop thinking about what you are producing, what it will be like when it’s finished, and instead you get absorbed in the detail, in the minutiae – that’s when you are IN the process, IN the art. And that’s the bit I love the best. Sometimes I will spend hours doing something so seemingly insignificant in the bigger picture…

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My Favourite Things.

My Favourite Things.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Got caught up in art today, which is not a bad thing. Only downside is that I was supposed to be prepping for telly on Sunday, but got swept away with a Castle Mask and a lovely background Designer paper! It only takes a few of my favourite things to send me off on a tagent. And then, when I am in the job, when I am immersed in the process, there’s nothing for…

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Pick a Pic…

Pick a Pic…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Happy Bank Holiday Monday! Monday’s blog is trees & flowers, so I made two quickie cards, using the same stampset : the Deerscape and Meadowdance. I think the trees in this set are superb. If you use the sides of the tree stamps, they make great hedgrows and busshes too! One was made using the Mixed Impression Ocean Swirl in the background. I had a few spares kicking around, begging to be stamped on!…

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