Friday, December 12, 2014

Ending with a bang..

Yup my last US teaching trip of 2014 ended at the fabulous Scrapbooking Studio in Moline.

The gorgeous Amy picked us up from the airport and we just happened to fall into a mall on the way to the store!!!

First port of call was here



 Just checking if there were any Our Ben didn't own!



 Amy was rather taken with the selection of glasses




Whilst I was looking for a hat for the wedding lol.



Maybe not…



The next day we arrived at the store ready to do all the prep.







The studio also has a great range of fabric for sale and I couldn't resist.



Amy was rather taken with some I had brought with me!



Saturday we were all busy making the stitched canvas journal. Even Jay joined in.










Jay has known me sew for all of her life and has never ever had the inclination, but once on the machine we couldn't get her off!!!!







We also had unexpected visitors wearing Christmas outfits




I found out that Disney on Ice was playing opposite our hotel so Jay got an early birthday treat.




Sunday started with the stitched Christmas decorations



And now Jay is hooked I had her working on a new interpretation for the spring.



Afternoon was time for one of my most popular classes, the large canvas.


















We finished off with a fabulous meal in fabulous surroundings


I am now back on UK soil and would like to say a massive thank you to all the fabulous store owners and students who I have had the pleasure to cross paths with this year. Heres to the same next year.

BTW this blog is brought to you by the delights of jet lag !!!

I am demoing all day at my own store, Art from the Heart, we are having our Winter workshop preview day.


Heres a sneak preview of some of the upcoming classes


Hope you can join us

Enjoy xx

12 comments:

Christy Wood said...

Really nice artwork and ornaments. So many happy faces - not sure about those hats. So grateful for all you share. Enjoy you holiday!

Sandie said...

Wow, what fun. You have a dream job

marita kovalik said...

Love those canvases in your last photo.....we need to do those with you in Oregon! Come back to Salem next year! We SO loved your class and the honor of meeting you in person! Wishing you a Happy Christmas!

Christina Sedor said...

Wow!! Awesome art work ladies!! I love the sewing on the journals, it adds a unique touch. I'm hoping "Santa" will have a sewing machine under the tree for me this year, lol. I'm saving for one. Ohhhh, Dyan - I'd LOVE to play in one of your classes, it would be a "hoot", lol

Jana Holden said...

I loved your classes and spending time with you! TFS your your talent and creativity! Can't wait for the next time! Merry Christmas Dyan!

lesliey said...

Thank you spending so much of your time traveling the U.S. teaching and sharing your passion for art and art therapy. You truly are an inspiration! Enjoy time at home with your family, congratulations on your daughter's wedding, and have a happy holiday!!!

Caroline D. said...

What a whirlwind tour of the USA you did! The next one in 2015 will be here before you know it. Until then, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and that you will have much fun with all your family and friends for the holidays!!! Enjoy your R&R at home!

Becky said...

Not the turkey hat, but the reindeer was not too bad...heh. :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours and thanks for a year of inspiration!

stamping sue said...

looks like you had fun. hope to see you again soon in CT.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Miranda said...

fabulous creations by everyone...and that sign "ugly xmas sweaters" is just hilareous whahahaha

massofhair said...

We had a FABulous time at the Taster Day Dyan, it was great to try out the techniques and choose what classes to do next year.

The canvas journals are so tactile, the driftwood pieces a joy and Karen's wreath amazing!

Merry Christmas to all at AFTH, thank you for sharing so much :-) xxx

catherine said...

Certainly looks like a fabulous time has been had by all across the pond Dyan.
Glad you are home again for now and hope you had a lovely Christmas. All the best for 2015 and fabulous new workshops
x catherine

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