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Back in the Saddle.

Back in the Saddle.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. After a week of chaos and illness, happy to report that all is well again in the Gray household. I haven’t felt that rough for a good while. It wasn’t COVID, but it certainly packed a punch to the gut! Say no more. I slept for pretty much two days. But there we are. Nothing terminal. Just some sort of flu. And she’s back in the saddle! I look forward to getting back to…

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Sunflower – Make Art Not War

Sunflower – Make Art Not War

Hi there Thanks for popping in. The Russian forces are scaling up their aggression in their bid to defeat or destroy Ukraine and its people – whichever comes first, it would seem. And we stand by, impotent. So we do whatever we can. We give clothes and blankets, and we give money. We give whatever we can. It helps the cause and it helps salve our consciences, our powerlessness. At Clarity, we want to do our bit for Ukraine and…

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Charity Pottery – first haul…

Charity Pottery – first haul…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Important day. Tuesdays I go to my parents, hang out with them, help where I can, make sure they’re ok. And they are. So not just an important day, but a good day. Came home to a 100% perfect kiln haul, which always puts a smile on my face! By the way, the red heart is a paper heart, that Dave popped in the bowl! It’s not a design feature!! If you were in…

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Spinning Plates….

Spinning Plates….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Spinning plates. You know the trick. Plates on sticks. Who’s familiar with this game? It’s a never-ending trick. You can’t stop spinning the plates; you have to keep going. And then – out of nowhere – another plate appears, and you have to spin that one too. Or should I say, you THINK you should spin that one too. There IS a maximum. There has to be. You can’t keep piling on the plates…

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This too shall pass…

This too shall pass…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. There’s a particular quote that I use. A lot. This too shall pass Solomon It’s true – in good times and in bad. So when you find yourself in a crisis, in a drama, in a grim situation, it helps to remember that This too shall pass. Conversely, when Life is a chair of bowlies (err .. I mean a bowl of cherries), and everything’s going your way, you should always know that –…

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Room for one more…

Room for one more…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Picture the scene: you have been stood standing in the pouring rain at a busstop for about half an hour. Finally the bus rolls up and the people in front of you in the queue pile on. You’re the next one to get on, but the bus is packed full, and the conductor puts his hand out to stop you boarding. YMBFJ, you think. When suddenly he drops his hand and says “There’s room…

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OIRO…

OIRO…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Stepped away from the Clarity treadmill for a day and took off for the coast, to blow away the cobwebs. Or should I say to blow away?! It feels like it’s time, to come out from the back of the COVID cave, and into the sunshine. It was a bright and beautiful, freezing cold and oh-so-windy day!! Here we see yours truly trying to walk forwards, but being pushed back by the wind! We…

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Up in the gods?

Up in the gods?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Went to London today. Had a business lunch at the Shard. Nice treat, but you really are up in the gods on the 32rd floor! To the average New Yorker, that’s probably not very high up, but to the average Brit, that’s up there for sure !! The view is spectacular, as is the food, although I almost lost my appetite with all the tax talk ! So I looked up the expression, up…

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Art is Therapy? I’ll say !

Art is Therapy? I’ll say !

Hi there Thanks for popping in. After a full day of drawing, prepping for TV, doodling and making art, I am feeling happily tired, which just goes to prove that Art IS Therapy. Every time the little voice in my head said “You can’t do that”, or “they won’t like that”, I did it anyway, and was happy with what I had done. I think art and healing come from the same source actually. They seem to go hand in…

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Kind Hearts…

Kind Hearts…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Had a day off today. Spent it with my parents. Out of bed early doors, and over to Gillingham before the traffic got dense. Dad was already outside, sorting out the dustbins when I arrived, and Mum was already set to go out for a little drive to the shops. Good day, productive day. I like being able to help them too. It’s so important! Bit of shopping, bit of cleaning, nice lunch together,…

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