Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Salem Portland.

I have just come back from a weekend teaching in Salem where I had an absolutely fabulous time. The store, Runaway arts and Crafts is owned by the wonderful Christy and her amazing staff.

I appear to have lost the first 10 pictures, obviously swirling around in cyberspace somewhere lol 

Take a look at the high teaching surface Christy"s ever accommodating hubby, Michael, made for me !!! Fabulous and really saves my back.

Some of the results from one of the first days class

The gorgeous Kelsey, painted her own version of me, using my Dylusions. ( Obviously in my younger slimmer days lmao)

Sundays all day workshop was packed to the hilt.

It has become a standing joke that wherever I go I take the rain with me, but this was amazing. A unheard of storm and the heavens opened !!

Thankyou Christy, staff and all you gorgeous artists who attended, you were fabby.

If you want to read a fabulous write up ( so fabulous that I am blushing) go HERE for Chrissies take on the weekend.

Love this photo she took of me with my alter ego!!

Yesterday I flew out of Portland to Phoenix and caught this wonderful photo on the way.

Enjoy xx

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rocking it in San Jose...

After a very short turnaround of only 6 days I was hotfooting it back to the States trialing a new hairstyle.

Trying out styles for Our Bens wedding in December, think I quite like the straight sophisticated look for a change…

After spending 29 hours in airports, and aeroplanes I finally made it to San Jose.

I have taught before at Scrapbook Island, but they have just moved stores and I was the first teacher in their new classroom.

Love this picture of me and the owner Laurie. She has become a dear friend and we have some escapades together.

It was a hectic schedule with 2 full days of teaching to over flowing classes

Fabulous to see some youngsters in my class

The lovely Chrissie made me a doll in my image which was freakishly correct even down to the tattoos. I will get a better picture for you tomorrow.

Time for lunch at one of my fave pit stops, Panda Express.

And then its time to move onward. This time to Runaway Arts and Crafts in Salem, Oregon.

I started some doodling on the plane, which I am going to continue whilst having a lazy morning!

 Enjoy xx

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

at home with the beginners,,,

One of the reasons for my flying visit home was to spend the weekend teaching a beginners art journaling weekend. Unfortunately I forgot to take many pictures but here's what I have.

Its always lovely to come back and teach in my own studio. Thank you lovely ladies for a fabulous weekend.

Today was spent filming at Reaveley Towers, trying to catch up on the back log. It was made possible by vintage kaftans and copious amounts of tea !!!

And I'll leave you with a journal page…

Enjoy xx

Friday, November 7, 2014

Back in the studio...

With my lovely, lovely regular journalers.

It's nice to be home if only for a week!!

Today they got free reign with the Christmas stamps

And heres the results so far…

Just going to let my weekend students in…let the teaching commence

Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century

"You are an extraordinary woman.

How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

Louisa May Alcott