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Trying to get a handle on it…

Trying to get a handle on it…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Busy day today. Busy Thinking Day. Thinking days always leaves me zapped by the afternoon. That’s okay though. It’s the WEEKEND!! And in the meantime, I’m trying to get a handle on it all !! Looking very handmade, aren’t they/! Nothing uniform here! Just as well! The cups are pretty individual too! Getting the same size takes time and practice, so I will get there eventually. Nothing that time and a little application won’t…

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Do your Bit .

Do your Bit .

Hi There!Happy Monday! Sunny day here in the southeast of England. A welcome change after yesterday’s deluge! July? July?!?! What is happening ?! Hundreds of people are dying in Canada because of the insane heat, the icecaps are melting away, and we’re flooding. Anybody who can’t recognise extreme climate change, who doesn’t think global warming is real, is a fool. Here are 10 very simple ways to help, to do your bit. Copied and pasted from the internet. And before…

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Well, what is it gonna be ?!

Well, what is it gonna be ?!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Remember the Pottery Competition last week, when I asked you to try and guess what this was gonna be? We had lots of vases and planters, fruit bowls and all sorts, but nobody could figure it out. So let’s take a closer look, and put it together – one step at a time… Well, at this point most of you would have been correct! A Vase would have been correct. But no. Barbie had…

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#ClarityOpenDayFestival – Africa (Giveaway #7)

#ClarityOpenDayFestival – Africa (Giveaway #7)

Hi there. Thanks for popping back on this bright and beautiful Sunday at the #ClarityOpenDayfestival! So much going on! So much to see. Even if we can’t be together in the lovely hall at Ditton, it’s been great that we can get together online! Next year I am certain we will be able to hang out together again – just not yet. Now here’s a little Jackanory – story. I remember doing this simple card live on the telly, and…

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#ClarityOpenDayFestival – The Team (Giveaway #5)

#ClarityOpenDayFestival – The Team (Giveaway #5)

Hi there! Are we having fun yet? I’m imagining the Ditton Open Days LIVE now. Second day, Saturday, at its busiest around lunchtime, right? At the entrance are Jeannine and Sheila, giving you all a warm welcome as you come in … Glynis’s Pete there in the background – photobomb!! As you come round, there are those wonderful sisters, with their magical, slimming, non-fattening cakes – NOT !!!! Over to the right is Lou Withers, having a right laugh with…

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What’s the Story, Morning Glory?

What’s the Story, Morning Glory?

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Day 4 of our Jackanory Week. So what’s the story, Morning Glory? I looked up the meaning of that expression, which I have heard and used all my life. It simply means asking a flower what their tale is early in the morning. Today’s story is about Linda Williams and a few good friends. If you read this blog often, you will know that Linda and I are firm friends. I often talk about…

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OK. What’s new?

OK. What’s new?

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Leading on from yesterday’s blog, we’re in Jackanory-story mode this week. It occurs to me that the Orla Kiely Card I made years ago popped into my top 2 favourite cards ever, because it is particularly pertinent again. Not the card – not even Orla – but the business predicament. When a piece of artwork is created out of a situation or event, there is a story behind it, it had significance, meaning at…

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Change of plan…

Change of plan…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Today is proof once again, that you never know what’s round the corner, and the best laid plans can go to pot in a flash – or should I say a flutter? Read on… Finally, I had made time this morning to clear away all the gear from Sunday’s TV shows. I popped to the downstairs loo before starting the arduous task of emptying all the demo boxes, and happened to hear a bird…

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Obsession – Definition.

Obsession – Definition.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Today I want to discuss Obsession. What’s yours? Do you have one? Do you have more than one? Healthy or unhealthy? Let’s look up the dictionary definition of Obsession, shall we? noun the state of being obsessed with someone or something. an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind. My latest obsession – and possibly the greatest of all time – is surely Pottery! I say latest, because my…

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Detach with Love…

Detach with Love…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It has been a pottery morning. In fact it‘s been a pottery weekend, and I am rRight out of my comfort zone here! Decided to figure out how to use oxides and oxide washes. Good God! Glad I wore rubber gloves! What a long way that stuff goes!! If you were thinking that pulling a print on the Gelpress plate with acrylic paint is way too messy, then you’ll probably want to give Copper…

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