So glad you dropped in.
What a day!
Ally Pally Day 1 - brilliant.
Great fun, stonking day!
Loads of happy customers, restoring our faith in the shows.
After the NEC, I have to say, the worm of doubt set in....
Well the Gods have been gracious to us!
Traffic was a slide today, both on the way up to Ally Pally,
and on the way home.
Which I am very happy about,
because it’s our Susan’s birthday today, and you don’t want to spend your birthday on traffic on the M25!
Susan brought our Maria down from oop norf on Thursday.
10 hours on the road....
God knows which route they took,
but apparently it was the M6 which caused the snarl up.
And the M40.
And the M25.
In fact, it sounds as though the only bit of clear road was our drive!
Do you know Maria Simms?
She doesn’t like having her photo taken...
and someone really needs to tell her
that her name plaque is oh so last year!
But she is a diamond; a real arty talent.
I just received an Email from a customer from today.
This is what she said:
My friends and I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the demonstration by Maria Simms.
She was so patient and nothing was too much trouble, and we are now looking forward to putting all the goodies we bought into practice.
Just think credit where credit’s due.
Maria is one of the shining lights on the Clarity Team.
One of those unsung heros, who just quietly gets on with it...
Apart from being on the Design Team for many years,
backing and supporting and helping every month,
she is also one of the main Clarity tutors.
She runs workshops all through the north,
in Preston, Catterick, the Wirral and down as far as Shrewsbury.
(She wants to organise a new group in Leeds, so if you are from that area and you know of a good church hall, please contact her)
Years ago, she and I made a plan, and we are sticking to it.
I was really struggling doing regional workshops and running the company; it was too much.
Maria volunteered to cover the North.
And the rest is history.
She has done such a stellar job, that more and more workshops have sprung up around the country.
Maria, Jo Rice, Janet Pring and Sally-Ann Hanes
all cover different regions, which I couldn’t possible get to.
So whilst I cover the 2-day retreats down here in the south,
Maria & Co look after hundreds of Clarity Crafters around the country.
She is Clarity through and through.
Even has a Clarity Hub in the Wirral, which is open to the public.
There really is so much on offer,
and so many of you don’t even know all this.
Here is a list of all the activities and workshops Maria has planned in the coming months....
Wirral classes, 10.30am-3.30pm
Thursday 2 April
Thursday 7 May
Thursday 18 June
Thursday 16 July
Wirral £15 classes, 10.30am-3.00pm
Thursday 16 April
Thursday 4 June
Wirral evening class, 6.45-8.45pm
Thursday 23rd April
Thursday 21 May
Wirral mixed media Sundays, 11-4.
Sunday 31 May
Sunday 19 July
SUNDAY 19 April
Saturday 23 May
SUNDAY 7 June
Saturday 11 July
Saturday 18 April
Saturday 16 May
Saturday 6 June
Saturday 4 July
Saturday April 25th
Saturday May 30th
Saturday July 18th
Leeds, coming soon! We just need a venue!!
It is a thriving community,
and I hear nothing but goodness about Clarity Life up north!
In the coming days, I will procure list from the other lovely Clarity tutors too, but today let’s just give Maria a round of applause.
Because this is one hell of a tall order,
and she rises to the challenge amazingly.
Great artwork, great teacher.
Oh. And great friend.
If you know Maria, or attend her classes,
leave us a message and pray do share!
If you live up north, and you would like to find out more,
then contact Maria directly.
Much easier that way!
Unit 45 Price Street Business Centre
More news about other regions coming soon...
lots of love,