Sunday, March 15, 2009

Amazing ... and I mean amazing Weekend ... at

Art from the Heart !!! OMG it was amazing. I have learnt 40+ techniques using paints, inks, gel medium, gesso, the FAB FAB FAB Claudine Hellmuth paints (which are to die for) and the most amazing alternative for H20s/Pearl-ex/Pearl etc.... the Blonde Moments Minasie Pearl Pigments - wow, the effect they give is amazing.

Need to check with Dyan, but if its ok, I'll put some sample tags on my blog over the next few days.

Dyan is the most amazing teacher. You are on the go the whole time, and all the while, Dyan is giving you hints and tips in an easy to understand manner. I really did think I knew 'quite a bit' about inks and paints - but honestly, hand on heart, I knew nothing. This woman is a mine of information. What she doesn't know about these mediums isn't worth knowing. I was so impressed ... and if I am truthful - totally in awe.

Dyan isn't just a damn good teacher though, the inspiration all around the walls of her studio is breathtaking. Works of art are hung everywhere. Altered books of every type and description are on bookshelves all over. Cards and layouts are displayed everywhere ... and where there is space, the most amazing canvases you will ever see. It really is just like walking into a true artists workshop.

I am buzzing and feel fresh. I can wholeheartedly recommend these classes and workshops ... why not have a look at the up and coming classes HERE For me, this weekend of techniques although tiring, was worth every single penny ..... I have done a bit of begging for another weekend of techniques, so keep your eyes peeled.

On the off chance that you ever pop on here Dy .... thank you, you truly are an inspiration to us crafters..... and Jane - thanks for the wonderful hospitality - i've had a fabby time !!!!


Sarah said...

Wow! I am so jealous, I would love to go to one of those workshops. I have the Claudine Hellmuth paints, I agree they are gorgeous :)

cathy c said...

I guess you had fun then eh Cal?
I totally agree with you about Dyan being an amazing artist & I've only met & watched her work twice (never even took a class!!) ............ I might have to seriously think about taking one soon tho!!!

Dylan said...

Awwww sweetie, I dont know what to say. Thankyou for the luvvly things you,ve said about me. You know I,ll be in tears again now. You were a gem to teach this weekend. I salute you. lol xx

Anneliese said...

that sums it up perfectly cal .. it was just totally awesome wasn't it :) x

joolsedesigns said...

I have met Dyan a few times at craft shows she is so patient but very enthusiastic she introduced me to Blonde moments embossing powders when I needed something for wedding stationery she took the time and did a mini demo so I could see what it looked like.
Glad you had fun