Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It's a hard life.....

This is my route to work every morning in LA.











whilst drinking Starbucks English tea with heavy whip cream...sigh....

Spent a lot of time with the gorgeously gorgeous Dina today and we had a ball. One of my heroines/lady loves is the fabulously talented Alisa Burke, and both Dina and I have worshipped her from afar. Well today we went and stalked her, lol.!! Eventually after lurking in the shadows, I decided to say hello and she is truly as fabulous as she seems. Unfortunately she is tiny, in both height and proportions, so me and Dina felt a little Amazonion to say the least..!!
We had a really cool chat and she even came over to see my work later...ooooh, I'm all over whelmed..!!!


And this was a big shock.. I had noticed this fella near my booth and smiling away, and I hadn't a clue who he was, until he started speaking to me. Then I realised it was Mr Pickle himself...Lance Anderson....except I think someone let the air out of his pickle as he is 80 lbs lighter and looking mighty fine.


This gorgeous lady is Aida from Singapore, who apparantly is a big fan, and is making plans to come to my workshops in England. cor blimey missus, can't wait.


I also want to say a  big hello to the fabulous girlies from Made with Love in Singapore who were just delightful. mwah to you Sharon, you were an absolute sweetheart...keep in touch xx

For those of you who took piccies with me, I would love to see them, please forward them to dyan@afth.co.uk then I can blog them.

One of the highlights of the show was actually meeting this girlie..


She is the most truly out of this world inspirational chick I have come across...

Susan Lenart Kazmer

creator of Ice Resin..THE best product of the show in my opinion.

I have a little video to post of her stuff when I get home.




And I will leave you with a pic of my pressie from The lovely Tim himself.


 How frikkin cool is that. Just needs a bit of altering with the Dy treatment and some ribbon ties and I'm all set. Yup I know you are sooooo jealous now, lol.

But don't forget, Tim hasn't taught consumers in the Uk for over 6 years and in just 2 weeks he will be landing on British soil and hotfooting it down to Yorkshire to hang out in my studio. We will be shopping, socialising, creating, planning, working extremely hard (aka pratting around.!!). Hmmm and what else.???

Oh of course, you, my lovely, lovely customers will be the very first to see his newest products, and the very lucky ones will be the very first to sample his teaching abilities. I always try to bring you the best before anyone else and we have excelled ourselves this time.

I'm also going to let you into a little secret (don't tell Ben I've told you tho) we kept back , one golden ticket, all this time...!!! Yup, one spare ticket for the experience of being taught by the one and only Mr Tim Holtz. You too could be one of the first to have the pleasure of his company in my studio.

 So is this ticket for sale...?? Is it for auction...?? Is it first comes first served..???

No this ticket is going to be given away to one of you, for free, no money, no gimmick...just a little pay it forward from me and Our Ben.

So how do you get your hands on this ticket..??

You need to keep checking back on the blog or face book until I release the details. Tee hee...

I'll leave you with this. Its a clip, from paperclipping.com featuring the designer challenge. And yessy yessy I,m in there . Watch out for a hilarious take on my name. Theres a new one for me, lol.





Enjoy xx

16 comments:

Clare H said...

hehehehe Dion hehehehehehe

Well that tickled me this evening! Please tell me you will be stocking Ice Resin!! Been trying to get hold of that stuff for over a year now!

Have a safe trip home

Clare

Davielle aka Princess Magpie said...

oh my gosh, Dyan. how fab - I'd love to come to your studio to visit, and to work with Tim Holtz. I'd be in such awe, though. I'd probably be speechless the entire time. which, of course, could be a good thing! big sigh ... if wishes could make it so, it'd be me. :-) ~~ Davielle from Encinitas, CA

Jenny said...

WOW! Looks like you've had a fabbi time and I am sooooo jealous of that necklace.
{loves}

Angela Weimer said...

Sounds like you are having a great time. What is this Ice Resin? Sounds interesting. Just emailed Ben about the new inks and some papers. Can't wait for more update. Have a safe trip back. Angela

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

I did laugh when the poor American presenter struggled with some of the names. Lovely frame and art by you.

thekathrynwheel said...

Geeez. It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it :-)

Bernice said...

Still she managed to get it right for your personal appearance. Glad you had such a good time. Will be fun to hear about it when we're meeting up with you and TH!

Kirsti said...

Sounds like you have had a whale of a time our Dy!! Saw a video clip earlier on facebook..looked great!! Will watch this one tomorrow on the laptop!! Take care Hun...xx

Sam said...

Is that Dion as in Celene?!! Looks like you are having a fantastic time! Lurve that TH necklace! And wow, a golden ticket, its all very willy wonka, will definately be checking for the details!! x

Miss Marple said...

I can't believe it...My three personal heroins in one picture...Hm...a workshop with Tim might be a very goooood reason to hop over to the UK...
Have a good trip back an d come home safely - Irma

Faerielore said...

hehehehe hey Dion hows it going !!!! LOVE your art piece in the video its absolutely amazing, im in complete awe darling !!!! and your walk to work doesnt look half bad at all !!!! I LOVE resin !!!! it so much fun i make jewellery out of it, love that stuff. Ill be keeping the peepers open of that golden ticket hehehehehe xxxx

Dina said...

1: You're awesome and I miss you.
2: I love Alisa. lol. And I need to lose weight.
3: I'm cracking up that you said Lance and air let out of his pickle...ROTFL!!!
4: Can I have the ticket to Tim's if I fly in and take the train? hee hee, j/k.
5. Love ya!

Carole Bryson said...

I was just about to post "how do you know so much about Lance's pickle ... but that flipping Dina beat me to it ! wah ha ha ha ha hah ha !

So pleased to follow you at CHA, and I know that you had a fabby time.

Can't wait to see all the new stock !

Lynda Howells said...

Hi..am so glaad you are having a ghreat tyime..you deserv e. Thanks for showing us all this great "SDtuff". Lyndax

sharon said...

hi Dyan ... MWAH back to you too .. you are just an inspiration to us here in Singapore ... :)

Rhayne said...

Wow, your art piece is so great! It was a stand-out :o) Mind sharing how you did the frame with its rounded edge? Maybe another tutorial down the road? Loved the quicky showing the ghosting :o)

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