Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Escape to Alcatraz…..

Today I was going to show you all the fabulous Dylusions samples from the show, but for some reason I have misplaced the folder they are all in…oops.

As well as all my own samples, I had some great work provided by Kaz Hall, Sandra Hall, Kate Crane, Jay Reavely and Miranda Van den Bosch. Hopefully I will find them soon…

Meanwhile, moving on...

After CHA I travelled to San Fransisco to teach at Scrap book Territory in Berkely.

The store is owned by the lovely Diane who indulged me with a trip onto Alcatraz. Yee frikkin hah…what an adventure…

This is the lovely Nicki, who, despite the no hair or make up, recognised me and came over for a chat.

Of course there has to be time to be entertained in an ex brothel…

Mind you , he scared the pants off me. Not what you expect when you go into the rest room!!!

Three full days of classes went fabulously, what a lovely crowd of students…

Was lovely to see so many new faces and quite a few familiar faces, including the lovely Lisa who bought me a fabulous book. Thanks doll.

Fabulous end to a tiring weekend…

The most eclectic cafe I have ever had the fortune to frequent..

It boasts a mahoosive collection of dolls all dressed up as Rudy.

And each table had a wonderful display of unbelievable items protected under the glass.

And all too soon it was time to pack up and begin the long journey home to unpack before repacking and heading for Frankfurt.

Enjoy xx

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Catch up at last...

phew its been a busy few weeks and of course I am miles behind in blogging.!!

I am currently in Frankfurt at Creative world, which is a mahoosive trade show. Unfortunately I am not too good, jet lag and heavy cold really kicking my ass, lol. So much so that I had to come home early from the show today!!!, probably a first, for some much needed catch up on rest and sleep.

After a few hours sorting all my photos I can now commence a mega series of blog posts, starting way back at CHA.

I arrived on the Wednesday, with Our Ben and started prepping all the samples and boards for the stands. Friday saw me teaching a 5hr triptych canvas class to a class of fabulous students and what a fabulous job they all did.

Two of my good friends who were happy to participate as elves in my class. Good job Cesar and Gentleman Jim. Mwah.

then it was back to setting up the show floor

CHA is a fabulous time for meeting up with old friends.


The gorgeous Mario


The utterly talented and fabulous, Miss Dina Wakely, making her debut as our latest signature designer ( more info later )

lovely lovely Jill

Jim and Cesar



Dina and new friend the lovely Seth Apter

Me Mam, wendy Vecchi (he he ) and the lovely Joanne


The Pope


Gorgeous angel Elena

Lovely Finnabair

Care in the community.!!

Mr Ken

And then its the big breakdown of the stand.

And that's it for today, more tomorrow…

Enjoy xx

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