Walk, Talk and Roast Pork

Walk, Talk and Roast Pork

Hi there. Thanks for popping in! If there is something positive to be taken from this dreadful Covid 19, it is that Sundays have become Sundays again. Today we should have been up in North Yorkshire, having held the Clarity Open Days in Leyburn yesterday, followed by a Parchment workshop today. Then 7 hours back down the motorway, ready for work again bright and early Monday morning. Whilst it would have been grand to catch up with our friends in…

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It will be OK

It will be OK

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just a quick little message from me to you, using one of Tina’s Mandalas Stamps on a scrap of Stencil card with black Archival ink and a dash of yellow. The work is in the detail of the stamp. I don’t have to do much else…. The hardest thing was to make the image imperfect around the edges, make it fade away. The easiest way I found was to mount the mandala stamp on…

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To thine own self be true

To thine own self be true

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Friday’s Blog a private peek, remember? Thought I’d dig a little deeper this afternoon, and take a closer look at those word stickers of mine. There’s a lot more to them than meets the eye. The very first saying at the very top of the first sheet is ONE DAY AT A TIME. I must say that to myself at least a dozen times a day… It’s the only way forward right now, don’t…

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Gems, Doodles and Designer Papers….

Gems, Doodles and Designer Papers….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d shine a light on what we’re doing in the SHAC-Shack this week, and show you how well transferring our doodles to our Designer papers works…. I mentioned this morning that Stuart has put together a very cool Barb’s Faves Set and called it THE SHAC PACK!! It’s for those doodlers who want to dip their toe in this kind of artwork at a really good price! £10 for 50 sheet of 8×8…

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A new term…

A new term…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Pottery today. I blimming love it. I shot off to class after the SHAC-Shack, and my pottery buddies were already there, and making a plan for the term. It’s candlesticks and abstraction this term. Guess what was in the middle of the table, and what we are all using to create abstract patterns in the clay? CLARITY STENCILS!! Look!! Here’s my first abstract slab, to chop up next week… Imagine my delight when I…

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Need a shave? Nah – just the shaving foam!

Need a shave? Nah – just the shaving foam!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. A few of our lovely Clarity ladies have got together this week, and are having a mini retreat at home. They were evidently playing with ye old Shaving Foam, and texted me with a couple of questions, because it wasn’t working as well as they had perhaps hoped…here’s the photo Roz sent me of Karen… hahahaahahaaaahahahaahahahahahahahaha. Good Lord!! Well, as a little tribute to our ladies, I thought I’d rummage around in my bloggy…

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Another year older…

Another year older…

Hi there. Thanks for joining me. So that was it for another year. We celebrated being in business for 27 years this weekend. Being in business or staying in business? Well, right now it certainly feels more like the latter! Running a business certainly got more challenging this year! Just got to go with the flow… All good though. Our new printed poppet parchment went down well, as did Josie’s new diagonal grids, the new Designer papers, Lucy’s new Tweet…

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Last hour at 8pm

Last hour at 8pm

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just sitting here, waiting for the last TV Live Skype link of the day, and thought I‘d blog a little thank you note while I wait. Thank you. Thank you for watching and supporting and buying our products this birthday weekend if you did. Thank you for giving me a reason to keep going, although I am pretty cream crackered this evening ! tomorrow at 8 am I will be back on Hochanda with…

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WOW !!!

WOW !!!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Typing extra fast here, because I’m back on HOCHANDA.com telly at 3pm with those adorable Printed Parchment Poppets. Yep we knew you’d love them! Got a bit tongue tied earlier, trying to explain that the front of these is like the back of our coloured parchment, and that you have to use the back as the front if you want to emboss patterns into coloured areas!! Hahahaha! Clear as mud, right? Maybe I’ll do…

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Bella Italia – a la Josie!

Bella Italia – a la Josie!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Can’t stop long! Got to figure out a Plan B for the Weekend Wow!! Where did all those little printed parchment poppets fly off to, I wonder?!? So happy you like them as much as we do! Whilst we are figuring out what to do instead, I want to take you on a whistle-stop tour of italy! How do Rome, Florence, Venice and Naples sound? Pretty blimming good to me!! Josie has been super…

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