Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Journaling, journaling and more journaling...

Yayy..art journaling class today...Got off to a bad start though. The builders were using an industrial angle grinder and the noise was unbelievable. I complained and was told there was nothing I could do about it and I would just have to put up with it...!!! Well the words Bull and red rag come to mind..!!!! lets just say that at 10 oclock sharp they were silenced and didn't resume till 1 min past 3pm. Dylan 1 - builders o, lmao...

L - R Helen, Janet,Sarah and Sue

Janet, Stephanie and Pat

Anne, Chris and Sue
Oh yes it was the dreaded vine drawing..!!! They were fabby at it proving that its not as hard as you all think.

Wanted to show you this lovely mini book that one of my Tues night ladies, Tanya, made for her daughters school teacher. Her daughter Lucy is leaving for university and so her and her friends all conrtributed photos and memories.

I bet she cries when she opens that little pressie..!!
And you need to see this little beauty from 12 yr old Isobel . Its an altered book which she did with no help at all. I think shes done a fantastic job.

This is what we were doing in the Tues night class. Using all Claudine Hellmuth products. Sticky back canvas, paints and grungeboard.

Ha ha don't think our Tom will be amused, do you..??

And heres some more of the promised journal pages. Just love the face on this woman ..

Enjoy xx

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lovely, lovely ladies

Ok here go, fingers crossed it will work tonight. So going back to Friday, we had a really busy day. I have a photo here that is hilarious and just sums up how I felt all day. Anyone of a nervous disposition look away now..
Yes that was me at the hairdressers. How you cry..!! Well after only the usual 2 hrs sleep, no make up, and 1 hrs crying, you too could look as good as this, lmao I have been toying with the idea of growing my hair again, it used to be really long and curly. But I get too impatient and because it is extremely thick it drives me mad, So the decision was made , I was having it all cut off again. Well the lovely Emma totally ignored me and just gave it a nice trim. telling me to stop bloody whinging and persevere a bit longer....!! I dunno you just cant get the same quality of hairdressers any more can you..??
Anyway the deed is done, but I,m not sure, looks a bit mumsy to me, a bit too grown up. What do you think. Its the type of do that I,ll probably have to look after and even brush maybe..!! I,m not sure if I,m ready for all that responsibility really..
Anyway then me and the Goddess had to fly round Asda for all the shopping. Books I had ordered for the weekend classes hadn't arrived so I had to make a totally new sample. We had to spring clean the studio AGAIN.. And then I had to remember to breathe and become calm ready to welcome the ladies.
What a lovely bunch they were, many had travelled for 4/5 hrs and so were tired, and lulled me into a false sense with their quietness.

They soon made up for it on Saturday with lots of cheek and backchat..!!! But I got my own back by working them extra hard and covering them in inks and paints. And by late afternoon the combination of hard work, fast pace, tiredness and calming Beeswax quietened them right down.

It was Mags birthday, so of course, we had to celebrate with a cake. Hilariously every time I lit the candles the fans blew them out. Ah well its the thought that counts.
One of my ladies , the lovely Ruth, won a raffle prize last weekend and as a thank you brought me in a calendar. Now most of you know I have no need whatsoever for a calendar because half the time I don't know what planet I,m on , never mind what day it is, lol. But this one is right up my street. Just take a ganders...

Holy Makeroly...!!! I am sure I will find a need to check each day oin June veeeerrrrrrryyy carefully..!!
And I cant blooming wait till November...

Also got these from the lovely Maggie. Nearly all gone oops..!!

Sunday started a lot quieter with the garden canvas. Now for some reason everyone is always scared of their hand drawn vines, it has been known to reduce some to tears ( well almost, maybe a quick-k snivel..!!) but not this lot, oh no. They were fab and got onto it with real enthusiasm and not much moaning. What normally takes me an hour of tuition and praise and coercion was over and done in 30. Way to go ladies..!! Don't they look proud..???
All too soon the weekend is over and its time for the sad goodbyes.
Heres Chris , Pauline ( who was soooo excited I thought she might burst ) and Jackie.

Maggie and Mags

Claire and Janet

and Sonia and Gina

So that's it , the end of another fabulous weekend. The next one is Ranger 1 and is filling up fast. Christmas fabby dabby in Nov is nearly full and January half full so don't leave it too late.
Right I am now going to stuff my face with whatever I can find and then pass out from exhaustion.
Enjoy xx

Thursday, June 25, 2009

bits and buttons

One more sleep till the fabby dabby weekend.....Its all hands on deck now with the preparations. Kits to pack , shopping ton be done, studio to be cleaned... Is this deja vu..? It sounds the same as last week, lol...Sometimes it is a bit like groundhog day at our place. Heres some of the prep.

Look at what was delivered today...

How fab are these Little beauties...??

These are the 2 sizes available. Cant remember the measurement exact , but they're about 1 1/2 and approx 2 1/2 in.
We have the larger size in these 5 colours

and the smaller buttons in all these colours,

And here's some sneaks of the next brochure.

Enjoy xx

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"You are an extraordinary woman.

How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

Louisa May Alcott