Sunday, April 8, 2012

Tales from the Sanitarium....

Happy Easter everyone, I hope you are enjoying a few days off from whatever else you may have been doing. The Easter bunny came early at Reaveley Towers. I have spent two days in bed with a stinking cold and sore throat, and the only thing I seemed to manage to eat was chocolate.!!!

I know, I know why am I always ill when I can have some me time? Not that I haven't got tons to do...the Dylusion train which is supposed to be gently chugging from station to station is actually trying to break the land speed record and I am almost meeting myself coming back.

By the end of next week I need to have finished my Ranger U technique tags I will be teaching, prep of 14 classes I will be teaching in Texas in May (details another day), a magazine article, samples for magazines and promo, stencil designs, stamp designs AND, of course, lots of top secret things, lol.

I am also trying to get the time to finish Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry online workshop. If you were umming and aahing about it, um and aah no more...you NEED to do it. No excuses. Here's the link  You can join at anytime, and the class is yours forever. No time limit, no expiry date. How cool is that. Brill for me as I am still on lesson 1, lol.

So you can see I have no time to be ill...no time at all.

So I took to my bed and didn't come out, lol. I just sat and sniffed, and doodled, and sneezed, and journaled, and coughed, and coloured, and moaned and drank copious amounts of tea. Feel a bit better today which is a good job as I have been teaching a fabulous bunch of ladies art journaling.

Most of these pages are in old journals and I just added doodling, colour and the finishing touches. but then, you know me, are they ever really finished.??








27 comments:

Redanne said...

Ah, the price of fame dear lady! Actually it is a good thing you spent a bit of time in bed, at least is slowed your pace down a little -lol. You need to catch your breath, get some more help and take a day out every so often. Loved Tim's class (I graduated!) but it takes a lot to beat a class at your studio. Take care lovely lady.

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Hope your'e feeling better soon!
xoxo
Love your pages! the poodle was rather funny LOL

Est xxx said...

Love your journal pages, I've done the Tim class, say done I've completed the first days tags too, happy Easter hope you feel better soon xx

ellen vargo said...

Awww hope you're feeling better soon... but glad it gave you some time to rest! I'm with Redanne... everybody needs a day out sometimes... even you! :) Can't wait to see what you've got in store for us! Get well... E xxx

Sue said...

Repeat after me.............I am poorly because its my bodys way of stopping me in my tracks when I dont listen to it................ Or I'm ill because some ******** has given me a cold.

Loving your AJ pages missy.


I do hope one of the top secret "things" is new paints!

Happy Easter TG

Love me

Linda Cain said...

Always fun and colorful! Makes me smile.

~Linda

Donna Bowman said...

Glad you're feeling better. All that stuff sounds like fun even though I know it takes all your time. I have similar problems when I have to get samples ready for classes and meet design team deadlines - there just aren't enough hours in the day some times. I can't wait to see your tags and find out what the secret things are. The people in Texas are very lucky!!!

craft-roomjulia said...

Stumbled across all your wonderful Dylusions by accident. I am waiting for my rather large stash of goodies to arrive via post man. You are so inspirational, am hoping to come to one of your workshops. Hope you feel better soon, love all your pages, the poodle is a wow. xxxx

Jan said...

Lovely pages (of course!) Take care and look after yourself....

Kaz said...

Sending some love, hugs and easter wishes xxx take it easy hun you deserve a rest.
Your journal pages are AMAZING as always x

I is Feeling your pain...Im coming down with the same snotty, coughy, bug YUK!

Lots of snotty love

Kaz x x

Annie said...

Hi dyan love your journal pages. I purchased some stamps, stencils and inks and made a card for my niece, but I need to do some journalling. What kind of paper is best. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs. Annie :)

Michelle Webb said...

Can you do all that in 6 days? You're a doodling machine! Your doodling makes way more sense than my telephone message pad doodles! People would take one look at mine and think I have a head full of cuddly toys! My two fav...no wait my three favourite pages are your plant seeds, poodle, an the last one (I can't see it while I'm writing this) but I remember cooing over the detail for ages. Now get some Borocca in ya you've got deadlines! Have a great week. Michelle x

susiesu said...

Hope you are feeling better. Agree with everyone it is your body telling you to slow down a pace. Love your journal pages and as I said earlier - cant wait to see what words your put on the first one?!?!?! Annie - I use cheap sketch books and glue two pages together after I have inked/painted/stained them. Happy journaling Dyan lol Susiesu xxx

Sandra Hall said...

Sending big hugs of the Sandy kind :D Hoping you bounce back to full health in the blink of an eye! Love the pages you've shown us! Lots of
Dy-ness in there - kooky and brilliant! x x x

Joanne said...

Amazing pages, just amazing. Hope you are much better now.

Sue said...

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, Dyan. Hope you'll soon be feeling better. Love all of your pages. Art is wonderful therapy, isn't it?

Michele said...

Feel better, Dyan! I love your pages - absolutely beautiful! As far as top secret things you are working on... I'M keeping my fingers crossed that you are working on releasing your paints in the US? We have everything else of yours now (thanks goodness!)... bet we N*E*E*D your paints.

Michele said...

Feel better, Dyan! I love your pages - absolutely beautiful! As far as top secret things you are working on... I'M keeping my fingers crossed that you are working on releasing your paints in the US? We have everything else of yours now (thanks goodness!)... bet we N*E*E*D your paints.

Miranda said...

Hi Dyan, hope you feel better soon!
love all the adding to the pages and I really really love the swimming horse and poodle, great for some future stamps perhaps????
hugs
Miranda

Peggy B said...

Are journals ever really finished? I had to laugh at that remark you made. That is how I feel and thought it was becuase I was new and working on my first one. But everytime I look at it I see something else to add that I just learned or thought of...lol

Peggy B said...

omg..I love that saying on the last page about loving your art!!!

isisimaginings said...

Wow, such gorgeous pages!! Hope you are feeling better.

Teresa Woods said...

Just wanted to let you know that all of us Texas girls are just dyeing for you to get here.

Teresa Woods said...

Just wanted to let you know that all of us Texas girls just can't wait for you to get here!

Marjolein said...

Love all the pages, but am totally in love with the Eyes!!!! Awesome job!

Hope you're feeling a lot better now!!

xx

HegeT said...

Hi.

Now I have been sitting for several days and seen your movies on youtube and looked at your blog. I started from the very beginning and worked my way through all the posts ..... could not risk missing out on something ..
I've been doing card making and rubberstamps for about 7 years but have never got the taste for art journaling... until now..
I have a good friend, Connie, who has badgered me and said that I must begin with it, because it is so fun.
So after seeing your blog finished, I sent a pretty big order for Dylusion things to the store... Unfortunately, for me, it's Dyan fever in Norway, so the inks, the stencil, and the stamps are all sold out.
But this weekend there is a large stamp exhibition in Oslo, so I hope I manage to get hold of someone there. I have not time to wait ... I would rather keep on with it now ..!!..

Thank you for inspiring so much, and that you share ideas and techniques.
And if you come back to Bikuben in the fall, I'll sure be there to watch.

Big hug from
HegeT

Kate P. said...

Hi Dyan so sorry to hear you weren't well - not much fun! Can you tell me what paper / journals you use with your dylusions sprays - I'm not having much luck with the stuff I've bought and am supposed to be demoing the dylusions in 6 weeks - do you have any recommendations? Ps I've loved mine since before you were Ranger and am hoping they will eventually bring out all the colours in your original line. Sending inky fingered hugs ;)

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