Thursday, September 2, 2010

From bad to good...

I need to start tonight's blog off with not a very nice subject, unfortunately. The Friday of Dina's visit to my studio, one of my journals "disappeared" and is still on the missing list. This wasn't just any old journal though, this one represented hours and hours of work. It contained all the artwork and all the samples and promo for my new range of stamps. It really is of no use to anyone at all, but means a great deal to me, and at this moment there is no way that I have the time or the energy to reproduce it.  I know that it wasn't taken accidentally and so I am making a plea from the heart for it to be returned. If anyone has any info at all I would be soooooo grateful. I have no desire to know who , I would just like to have it back.. Thanks :-)

Now onto happier news, I am once again teaching breakfast workshops at The Harrogate Show ( GNPE), here is the description of the class.

Altered Originals Tag delight

In this workshop we will be using my new range of Altered Originals. Gorgeously intense Spray inks combined with paints, masks, gesso and doodling make a stunning backgrounds. Topped off with the premier of the new range of rubber stamps. What more could you want.?? Oh yes a discount voucher and a goody bag, of course.!!!!

If you want to join in the fun you can book your place HERE.  You pay a deposit now and then the remainder of the money on the day. Please can I give a plea that you come with the correct money, then I don't have to give all my change away, lol.

Also running at the show is a new event based on Ready, Steady, Cook. I have been invited to be one of the "chefs" who has to produce a masterpiece from a basket of unknown goodies. So you need to be around Sunday afternoon to witness the fun. I just know I am going to be given peel offs and glitter., lol !!

I,ve also got some design team work to show you. Bezzie Su has been working her magic with the inks, not on a journal page or a card, but a massive roller blind. Yes, you heard me correctly, a roller blind for her daughters bedroom. Take a look at this..

getting the inks out..


Trialing the colours...
 

Laying out the hand cut stencils



Work in progress



The finished blind



Hanging proudly in place



How fabby does that look..??  Nice one bezzie, I love it.

I,ve just eaten treacle tart and custard, purely for medicinal purposes you have to understand, lol. So off for a lie down.

Enjoy xx

27 comments:

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh nice one Bezzie Su, this is a stunner!
P.S. Dyan - eat more treacle tart :-)

Kaz said...

Oh that's just pants that your journal disappeared, i really hope it turns up soon.
That blind is something else, absolutely gorgeous. I need to get my hands on those paints! x

Wrightboysmum said...

That blind is fab. Bezzie Sue is playing a stormer with those inks. Hope your journal returns home what a bummer.

muckypup said...

Unfortunately I'm away that weekend, but it sounds fabby-dabby-dozie. Glad to hear you sounding more like yourself, hope you are still taking it easy though!

Wendy said...

Glad to see you back Dyan and hope your journal pitches up soon. It's a sad time when precious artwork goes missing, I have lost some from the shop a few times too. As for your treacle tart and custard, well I have heard tell of its wondrous medicinal effects so heartily agree. I had a Sainsburys lemon and white chocolate cookie for purely the same reason tonight. Take it easy x

Jennifer DeDonato said...

such great colors!!

Shirley said...

That is too bad about your journal. I sure hope you get it back and soon! People can sure be disappointing sometimes, can't they.

The "art blinds" was such a cool idea. Making art has no limitations.

Hope you are feeling better.

Anne E said...

It's lovely to have you back blogging. I hope you are feeling 100% well again, as it must have been something really bad to stop you in your tracks.
So sorry to hear about your missing journal. I do hope it is returned safe and sound. I really don't know how people can do this to you. If your plee doesn't work and you are short of samples I'd be happy to help. I know I'm not up to your standards but if you could give me a sneeky peek of the stamps I'll happily buy my favorite (already intend to buy one) and get cracking - of course I would need to fill my basket with your new inks too :-)
Bessie Sue is amazing, I love what she has done with the blind.
Have a lovely weekend. Anne E x

Helen said...

So sad to hear that someone in the crafting clan is light-fingered. You'd like to think we all have a bit more respect for each other's work . . .
Will be bringing my mum along to the Sunday GNPE workshop - can't wait!! So relieved you're feeling well enough to be there. Will you be bringing along some treacle tart? Pretty please?! x

Kirsti said...

Sad news about your journal - I hope it turns up safe and sound...lets hope so...Great blind from Bezzie Su and glad you are on the mend now!! Kirstix

borgqueen said...

How could you eat treacle tart without me??
All your journals are precious baby - there are no 'any old journals' I hope who ever has it gets some serious conscience pokes and returns it.
Can't wait for tonight - best end to first day back at work after hols is to come and play at AFTH.
And I also love Georgia's blind, thank you all for the lovely comments - she wouldn't let me do the outlining - not sure why - mebs I'll creep in and finish it off whilst she is sleeping ;0)
Xxx

olive said...

loving the roller blind.... perhaps Su can take orders and make them in her spare time!!!!! I do hope the 'disappeared' journal returns. Is it St Anthony we pray to for the return of lost items? I cant remember..... glad you are back and nearly in the land of the living.... we miss you. Ciao

Sue said...

Really great to see you blogging missed your update LOL.

Total rubbish that your journal has gone walk about. Why does that happen, Needs to come back ...........Now if it was your canvasses you know where they would be, yep my house!

Nearly time for Ranger 2, bring it on

The blind is stunning

Debs said...

Dyan

hope you are well on ther road to recovering, mwah.
How someone could take your journal is beyond me, you must be gutted.
Will be taking your class at the show again with my sisters, all booked and ready to go, see you there, Debbie xx

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Oh no! I am so sorry about your journal! That is a nightmare because I am sure you put so much work into that. Journals are very personal to the artist who created it! I pray you get it back.
On another note I love your finished piece!

Sandra Hall said...

Hello Mrs Inky Dinky - you're back! Glad you're making sure you're 'nutritionally topped up'...you must keep your strength up with treacle tart and such like...
I'm wondering if Bezzie Sue is thinking of a change of career? Interior designs perhaps? First that wardrobe thingy, now a blind - which is pretty cool I must say.

Rhayne said...

So glad to see you active again :o) Love the masked shade! So fun and colorful.

Piddawinkle said...

that blind is delish as is treacle tart and custard, so sorry to hear someone has taken advantage of your sharing nature , , hope it returns soon :)

Craphty said...

So glad you're sounding more like you on the blog. You have been missed. I hope the person who 'borrowed' your journal returns it. It is a very uncomfortable feeling that someone on the Dina Friday course with me could have done such a thing. I hope it comes back very soon. Hope to see you soon. X C

Craphty said...

Su the blind is just great. Perhaps you could do a class? x C

Jude said...

LOVE that blind - well done Su!! Was just wondering about the journal the other day - thought it must have turned up since you hadn't mentioned it. Feel sad that it hasn't Dy, really hope that your appeal works. Have a great time at the GNPE, sounds like it will be fab!! xx

Traceyr said...

Wonderful blind I love it - thumbsup to the treacle tart and custand but a kick in the pants to whoever has your journal. Hope it turns up soon. :)

Kirsty Wiseman said...

Give it back, journal taker.
Grrr, thats made me mad mad madder.

Dolly said...

uuhhh I love your stuff. The blind is just great
Dolly xx

marit said...

I do hope you get your journal back! I would be in tears when one of my books was gone....

The blind is gorgeous!!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh no, how awful :-( I hope you manage to get it back Dyan.
Have fun at the show - can't wait to see what you do with peel-offs and glitter LOL
Anne xx

bonjen3 said...

Give it back you light fingered tea leaf!!! It's not too late to get a conscience , chuck it in a jiffy bag and post it back.
No one will know it was you!!

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