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

Monday, November 3, 2014

Exciting news...

I have been asked to be one of the teachers in the gorgeous Christy Tomlinsons Christmas workshop!!

 The 2014 Twelve Artsy Ornaments of Christmas Workshop



When does it start: Tuesday December 2nd.

what is it: It's a Five day mini workshop that include 12 fabulous artsy teacher!  Each day for five days (Tuesday- Saturday) 3 new ornament/holiday projects will be posted by 3 of our fabulous teachers!  We will have all sorts of fun projects including ornaments, holiday decor, gift giving projects and more!  

who is involved: This workshop will include the following teachers: Margie Romney-Aslett, Mindy Lacefield, Chrissy Gardner, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Jane Davenport, Misty Mawn, Tamara Laporte, Dyan Reaveley, Jenny Wentworth, Effy Wild, Limor Webber & Christy Tomlinson


 Even more good news is the fact that this workshop is open for an ENTIRE year! You can access the material, night or day.. from any computer.. for an entire year! Class is NOT live, so you won't miss a thing if you can't be there right when it starts. You can watch the workshop at their own pace.

Sounds great doesn't it?

To find out more or to sign up go HERE.

Quote of the Century


"You are an extraordinary woman.


How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"


Louisa May Alcott