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Author: Barbara Gray

…and the wisdom to know the difference.

…and the wisdom to know the difference.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just went through all the demo boxes in readiness for Sunday’s 2-4pm TV show. In a world of constant change and fluctuation, where things are constantly swinging one way then the other, it always feels good to tick a few Done It boxes. So this pile of stamps and projects represents so much more than just a load of projects, numbered and ready to serve up on Sunday. It also actually gives me the…

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When is a wreath also a tree?

When is a wreath also a tree?

Hi there Thanks for popping in! What a day this has been! Busy busy busy! And thank you also if you joined in the first SHAC of the year this morning at 10. I think those little doodle tiles will be fabulous when they’re done… I touched on the new stamps which we are showcasing on the TV on Sunday – the Seasonal Wreath stamps. They are rather special. You may recognise the flavour from the SHAC SHAC… The first…

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Further along The Mojo Trail.

Further along The Mojo Trail.

Ideas and Inspiration Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Day 4 on the Mojo Trail! At Clarity we offer up arty, crafty ideas and inspiration almost every day. 2 Clarity Blogs, Design Team Member Project Blogs (Sarah, Sam, Jane, Glynis, Hazel and others),TV demos, Youtubes, Art galleries on our website – the list goes on. I am going to make a concerted effort this new year to serve up very achievable arty projects here on the blog again. It’s good…

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Lost your Mojo ? Another way back…

Lost your Mojo ? Another way back…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s Tuesday and it’s Day 3 in this  #LOSTYOURMOJO Blog series. Why am I sitting with this subject for days at a time? Because your hobby is your sane lane! You get with your hands, you get out of your head – it’s that simple. We crafters are so very lucky to have found something ANYTHING we want to learn about and make! It is the thing that keeps us company, keeps us occupied,…

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Lost your Mojo? Tag it!

Lost your Mojo? Tag it!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d shed a little light o a cool TV show this evening. No, not the Pottery Throwdown! That was last night on Channel 4. Actually, the young curly haired lad Cellan is from the pottery Studio I attend down here! Very excited for him. He is so clever. 23 years old. Cheering for him !! The TV Show in question is on the Craft Store. What time? 6pm. Who’s the star ? Paul…

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Lost your Mojo? Don’t Overthink it.

Lost your Mojo? Don’t Overthink it.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Several friends have told me recently they’ve lost their arty mojo. They’ve lost their way. Don’t know where to start. Can’t get going. So I thought perhaps we could talk about it? I was having a similar thing this afternoon. Trying to prepare for a TV show next Sunday, but what I was doing just wasn‘t working. Third run at the same thing – still no good. Then I heard myself say to me…

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Here’s to a Happy New Year!

Here’s to a Happy New Year!

Hi there Happy New Year! Went for a long walk up on the Southdown Forest with Grace and Dave this morning. Lots of folks had the same idea, but it was still pretty quiet. Perfect, sunny and warm. Slowly I can feel my head kicking back into design and work mode. Break’s over, and the cogs are starting to turn again. Decided to start a monthly bulletpoint calendar, a simple, arty scrappy thing, to put on my desk and doodle…

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Say Goodbye to 2021…

Say Goodbye to 2021…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Last day of what has been another very challenging year for many of us. Has it been a good year? Well, I’m still writing and you’re still reading, so I guess that’s a good thing! Just got to stay grateful and keep smiling. At Clarity we have endeavoured to travel gently, be the Calm in the Storm. It’s been a challenge for all of us, to keep pedalling, keep getting up, keep staying positive,…

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An early Happy New Year Project

An early Happy New Year Project

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I hope your Christmas has been a good one, a peaceful one and a safe one? Did the family festivities happen? Are the needles falling off the tree yet? Is it over yet? Can we put the chairs and cushions back in their place?  I don’t think I can eat any more! I left everyone in the house and came up to my little Shac above the garage for a couple of hours, to…

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Can’t stay long. The table is set for our Christmas meal, the Sauerkraut is simmering, the sausages are soaking in milk (to stop them splitting), the spuds are peeled and the fresh fruit salad is in the porch staying cold. We celebrate this evening, in German tradition, and things are very very festive in the home. Mind you, it’s pretty simple. No frills. That’s really not what Christmas is about.  Want to see our…

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