Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Would you like the good news…….

…….or the bad lol.

Unfortunately, since I last saw,  you things have not been going too well with my health.  I, somehow, managed to catch a virus, somewhere betweenSan Fransisco and Frankfurt, which practically wiped the floor with me. It greatly accelerated the sleep/breathing issue that I have to the point that, although I was sleeping 18/20 hrs a day, I was getting no proper sleep and so have ended up severely sleep and oxygen deprived. This meant that the time I actually was awake I was totally disorientated and unable to function.  The combination of this and severe post viral fatigue has really knocked me for six and has, at times, made me wonder if my ME was trying to rear its ugly head.
Luckily everyone has been really understanding, as I have cancelled engagements left right and centre and concentrated on letting my body heal.
Unfortunately all future plans are still on hold until I start to really improve.
Last week I thought I had, at last, turned a corner, only to find myself proved wrong in the last few days!! The longer I manage to stay awake, the more oxygen I am taking in and therefore the better I feel, and therefore coped well at the workshops I was teaching and so I am slowly working myself up to the two this weekend.
There are still a few places on them if you would like to come and partake in my oxygen therapy!!!

Fri 28th Feb - Large Abstract Canvas - 10-4pm


Do you admire the canvas's hanging in the corridor? Would you love to learn how to create your own. Well now's your chance. Join Dyan as she takes you through the steps needed. The morning will be spent learning the techniques on a large practise board. Once you feel confident, with your colour choices, you will be ready to start the final piece. Come along and astound yourself.



Come and join Dyan in a 7 hr book making extravaganza. The Star book is one of our most requested workshops and this star book far exceeds all expectations! A massive 12 pages, and 24 pockets stuffed with tags and charms. She has combined the fabulous Laborotorie papers from Tim Holtz with the Dylusions range of skulls and spookiness to produce a fabulous handmade book. Cutting, folding, sticking, stamping, painting, creating, a pinch of this and a pinch of that all blended together with fun and chocolate, to create the most wonderful keepsake.
The workshop includes all materials including a full pad of the Tim Holtz Laborotorie papers

Whilst I am awake and functioning for a short while, I really really want to post some of the samples from CHA.

I'll start off with two from the lovely Kate Crane






three from the lovely Kaz Hall





Kaz did me a lot more, but I seem to have misplaced the photos at the moment, sorry Kaz !

All stamp images for the above are available HERE

The lovely Sandra Hall and the gorgeous Jay Reaveley went to town with my new Hat couture stamps.

Heres Sandras traditional take on them




and Jays more abstract approach





I will share some more of Jay's work in a later post.

I will leave you with some of my samples




















All stamps, stencils and inks etc for the above Dylusions samples are available HERE


34 comments:

Betty Sarachik said...

Feel better my lovely Dyan. We so look forward to seeing you the end of March. You bring such joy into our lives.

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Hope you feel better soon Dyan!
Thinking of you *hugs*
Gorgeous projects as always and very inspiring!

Diane J said...

Oh so WONDERFUL to have you back even if it is a short while until you feel better. I sure miss seeing your posts. Take care and hope you feel better soon.

Lynn Hardy said...

I do hope that you are feeling much better very soon Dyan. Thanks for sharing all the yummy samples.

Caroline D. said...

Hope you feel back to normal in speedy time! Thank you for sharing all the wonderful creations! All are gorgeous!

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh dear :-(( Hope you feel lots better soon xx The CHA samples all look fab!

phoenix said...

Thank you for letting us know how you are feeling. I was concerned that we haven't heard much from you. Get well and blossom, dear lady.

♥Gemma♥ said...

I have been coming by your blog for short while now and enjoy seeing your stunning art work which is very inspirational by the way, love it!!

I hope one day i can come to one of your classe's because i bet they are fun and get to learn lots of new techniques.

Sorry to hear you have been very poorly and i wish you a very speedy recovery!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Red Kitty said...

Totally stunning samples. So much inspiration. Fingers crossed you are feeling better real soon sweets. Xxxxx

rducky said...

Please take care of yourself so you can get back to being your crazy wonderful self.

rducky said...

Take care of yourself so you can get back to being your crazy wonderful self.

ellen vargo said...

So so sorry you've been so poorly! Hope you get all the proper rest and treatment you need before getting back to normal life. Take care of YOU. Hugs, Ellen x

Unknown said...

Feel better real soon

Unknown said...

Feel real good real soon

Kaz said...

Aww sending big hugs to you, your number 1 just give yourself some much needed YOU time big snogs xxx
Kaz xxx

Marie R said...

I hope you feel better very soon Dyan. Sending love xxx

Debbie said...

Hey Dy
Sorry to hear you are unwell, but I have never seen anyone work like you do, you are at full speed alot and although i think you are amazing, you must now have time to get well. Then you will be off again, so do some down time, everything will still be there when you get back, they cannot do without your super talent. They might not get you back at all unless you do as your told!!
On a selfish note, I hope to see you at AFTH on Friday 14th March, Ben said you are open so I am looking forward to seeing you.
Debbie B Xxx
P.s. Stunning projects, gorgeous stamps and beautiful colours.

Annette said...

Hope you are soon better. Sending hugs. Hope to see you soon.xxx

Pat Massa said...

Take care of you Dyan. We will all still be here waiting for you once you are healthy again. We need you back to 100% so that you are excited about what you are doing! That excitement gets passed along to us! Hugs from the US.

Sandee Setliff said...

I hope your healing process continues, loved seeing all the different samples of work.

Becky said...

Sorry you have been under the weather. Feel free to sit around all day being fabulous, and get better. :)

Becky said...

Sorry you have been under the weather. Feel free to sit around all day being fabulous, and get better. :)

artwolf2009 said...

hope you get well soon and do listen to what your Body says. I am one to think myself the wiser as well, but sometimes our Body speaks a very clear language

Sue said...

Sorry to hear you've not been well, Dyan. Listen to your body and don't try to do too much too quickly. Hugs to you. xoxo

massofhair said...

Hope you feel much better very soon Dyan. Our bodies have a way of slowing us down even when we don't want to, listen to your body & enjoy each breathe back to recovery.
Hugs & Love :-) xxx

Stefania Salmi said...

Oh Dyan! I'm sorry to hear that you're not really much good. I hope you will soon be a rainbow to make you feel good and fit more than before. I embrace you tightly.
Stefania

CathyB said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather. Hope you feel better soon!!!

texasbarb said...

I'm so sorry you've been feeling crappy!!! Saying prayers for a complete recovery...and soon. Sending you huge cyber hugs from Texas! (((((((((Dy))))))))))

grandmad1ana said...

If you are coughing take Benalyn EXTRA Strength cough syrup- the one that says for wet cough on the side of the bottle. I used it and started sleeping and so did my elderly sister and a friend who also had the same thing. They were able to sleep properly after taking it. Get well soon!
From Canada

SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

Oh no I am slightly gutted I had a free day today and could have come to your workshop. Even thought of dropping by anyway to shop then at the end of the day I found this post. Bum!! I am sorry to hear you have been so poorly Dyan, I hope you get better soon, your health is far more important than a few cancelled appointments. I love all the samples on here, those eye lashes that you do, I just love them. xx Take care of yourself. x

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my goodness, hon, I am SO very sorry to hear you've been so poorly. I hope you are able to rest and recuperate and cancel whatever needs done. Hugs from NY!

Donna B. said...

I hope you're feeling better now!! Love your photos!

artwolf2009 said...

Hi Dyan, only wanted to wish you a very very happy birthday with lots of your friends around you to share it wish.
And as you seem to Need it, I really wish you good health :)

steffi said...

I didn't realise you had ME - I hope you can move into a good phase xx I have Fibromyalgia and am glad when I manage to do any crafting as It can be so therapeutic. I'm amazed by all you manage to get done! I couldn't make March's open day but hope to make the next one. Take care x

Quote of the Century


"You are an extraordinary woman.


How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"


Louisa May Alcott