Friday, October 14, 2011

Dina days 3 and 4....

Soooooooooooooooo Wednesday she broke the toilet seat........

Yesterday she nearly got food poisoning...

And today she thought she had a broken iPad...

Hopefully that is the last of her misadventures for a wee while, lol.

Here's some piccies from yesterday's fabulous class






Hard at work.....Oh wait....maybe not.!! lol







Massive excitement when our Pan Pastel shipment arrived. Seriously you don't realise how much you neeeeeeeeed these babies till you play with them. Not sure how I got to the grand old age of 48 without them, to be quite honest.!!! For those of you champing at the bit, Our Ben will have them on the site by Mon night, but at the moment as fast as we are unpacking them, the ladies are whipping them off the shelves, lol. So even though we had a mahoosive and I mean MAHOOSIVE delivery, he is already placing another order. I suppose it was a bit mean to open them and play with them in the workshop, but you know what I'm like, can't wait, so it had to be done!


The lovely Kat is from Belgium and brought us some of her local delicacy. It is a kind of gingerbread biscuit and I am hooked.


I managed to snaffle the head lol


|See... she does do some work occasionally.!!!



And that was the end of that run of three days. Everyone had to be prised from their seats and gently persuaded that they needed to leave the studio and go home, to make space for the next set of students. It took some doing I can tell you, as no one really wanted to go. I thank you all for coming and yes we do miss you.!

Today brought 22 new students all fresh and raring to go for the next 3 days.

As you can see Steph is almost euphoric at escaping the city to get all messy


And Bezzie Su is setting her voicemail to "do not disturb".


After demanding a girlie moustache...oh ok, having one thrust upon her.!!! she didn't quite know how to use it.!!


So in true cowgirl fashion I showed her the correct pose.


Dina, after inexplicably losing hers, was sporting a new design. Unfortunately she decided to do the extremely dangerous action of walking talking and gesticulating at the same time as taking a sharp intake of breath, and proceeded to inhale some of the fluffy bits into her throat. We left her to choke on her own for a bit, but when it became clear she wasn't going to become quiet and would continue to disturb us with her coughing, we showed her a little sympathy and performed CPR and the Heimlich manoeuvre..!!I think she was overcome with gratitude as she turned a strange colour and went very quiet, lol.
We were never in fact worried about her as we were in the company of a trained nurse, a very competent doctor AND should things have taken a turn for the worse a specialist in palliative care. So all bases covered I think you will agree.!


Su eventually worked out where to place it but still managed to get it upside down.!!!



Ah well I give up....




Just to prove it wasn't just a day of tomfoolery and fripparies...









Today's mission was to learn to paint birds Dina style.  I wasn't too sure how I would take to this as I like my birds little and black with pointy wings...but I frikkin loved it and can see lots more gracing my journal. Here's my first attempt.


And here's my finished canvas




 You see what you are all missing.???

Fun, frolics and fripparies...

Tons and tons of terrific tuition...

Fabulous food from the Lovely Pam...

Marvelous moustaches for the mature Momma..

PLUS.....

My daily vintage wardrobe and my magnificent beehive....in the flesh..!!!

Consider yourself reprimanded and be quicker on the buzzer next time...

Can't wait for tomorrow...Bring it on......

Enjoy xx

5 comments:

Carol P said...

Looks so fun! Great work being done and sounds like a lot of fun too. Sorry I can't be there.

Alison Horne said...

The canvases are absolutely amazing love the birdy images and the colours are fab. V. green with envy. Thanks for the vicarious pleasure of peeking into this class.x

Amanda Pinkston said...

BEAUTIFUL canvas! I'm soo loving the birds!

betjunroe said...

Love all the color, Dyan. Looks like you all have a marvelous time. Your birds are wonderful--makes me think of a rainbow. Thanks for the inspiration! Bette

Marjie Kemper said...

OMG looks like too much fun. The colors and canvases are all so cool.

Dyan - please come teach in the US!

How about a Dyan & Dina Duo workshop!?!?

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