Monday, 28 February 2011

You guys are so lovely :-)

I just had to thank you for your patience, support, enthusiasm and happiness on my behalf while I shared many, many words and many, many photos of my very special ArtsyCrafts day!

I can't believe that I actually left something out, but I did - I forgot to mention that I got Tweeted by Mario!! I think you should be able to follow this link even if you're not on Twitter, but just in case you can't, here's the pic he Tweeted:

(See how deep in concentration I am?!)

I'm now starting the process of organising my photos for printing; I have enough (together with my Rome photos) to make it worth ordering a batch instead of printing my own, but I want to resize some of them so I have a bit of work to do before I can send them off. Meanwhile I've collected together lots of bits and pieces to make a very mixed-up journal with pages made from recycled packaging, offcuts and leftovers, and - naturally! - some of my new goodies :-) So I'm afraid I will be returning to this topic yet again when my minibook is ready to share.... Sorry! ;-)

I must respond to some of your comments, too :-)

Cheri, you absolutely should take a Tim Holtz class if the opportunity comes your way. It was *amazing!*

Helena - yes, I was still bouncing a bit on the sofa as I typed, so I'm not surprised the Tigger tendencies came through so strongly!!

Heather, I'm totally still bouncing on the inside, and sometimes literally jumping up and down still too...!
Jo, yes, absolutely. Does Tanya have a blog? I'd be interested to see any of her photos and hear her recollections of the event!

Gayle, thank you! I'm glad you felt that way, I was worried that it was a bit cruel to go into such detail when some of you would have loved to have been there, but I did hope you'd see it as a way to enjoy some small part of it all!

Sarah - I know!! I still have to keep looking at my projects and photos just to reassure myself that it really did happen!!

Jacky, thank you, I *love* my projects so much :-) And I haven't forgotten that you were so reassuring and supportive as I wen through the angst of not yet knowing if I'd got a place, so thanks again for that! xx

Mary - you're right, these memories will last and thrill for a long time yet :-) And the boxes are so much fun, whatever your style - I bought another (smaller) one to have a go at, and I know it'll turn out nothing like the class one, but it'll be a lot of fun to make :-)

Nicky, yes - I am indeed *very* lucky to have had this opportunity :-) I can still hardly believe it!!

Kate - I would love to get together and craft with you, you know that! Sorry I wasn't smiley and excited enough for you, shall I turn it up another notch or two?! ;-)

Denise, I was looking forward to sharing with you in particular after your class. I nearly phoned you, in fact, but ran out of time!! Yes, Tim's a superb teacher, really excellent :-)

Sian, I think you could be right. I did have very high expectations but I was never in any danger of being disappointed, and there were so many extra little fun touches that probably they were exceeded, if anything!

CDHS - thank you :-) Being able to visit you as well was the final detail to make my day extra, extra, extra special xx

Debbie - it WAS! And I know - I still haven't found homes for all the goodies yet!

Kaz, you'd be welcome to copies of any of my photos if you'd like them :-) It's been great to share this journey with you from the very beginning, just a shame we couldn't meet up! Maybe next time?

Alison - thank you :-) It was *totally* fab!

Lesley - thanks to you, too :-) It was also *totally* fantastic!

Ginger, thank you - I did have to bounce out of my seat now and then to get rid of a bit of excess energy!!

Sandra - yes, I'm still reliving the day - no, I haven't stopped smiling!!

Lizzie, I had no idea you driving past that day! I'm already putting my new goodies to work lol...

Amy - sleep is overrated! ;-) Thanks for your lovely comment xx

Kirsty, Tim's range is really wide, and lots of his projects are very adaptable to any taste and style. Not that I'm trying to lead you into shopping temptation or anything.... ;-)

Joanne, thank you, and thanks for the link. I'll call by your blog later :-)

Deb - thank you for your kind comment! xx

Gez, thank you - it was so much fun sharing the details with you all!

Val, thanks so much for dropping by! Wasn't it *amazing*?

Leandra, you can bounce with me any time ;-)

Beverly, thank you - I'm glad you don't mind me sharing so fully!

Dawn, weren't we soooo lucky?!

Sioux - which one were you? I've come across your blog before, love your work! Can't believe I didn't realise you were there, I'd have said hello!

Um.... I may have gotten slightly carried away and replied to everyone?! If I did miss you out it's either because you left your comment after I typed this post, or because in my excitement I scrolled past you, sorry!

I have a bit of catching up to do at home and online, but I can't wait to hear what you've all been up to :-) I have a one little word update to post soon; also some overdue 'thank you's to share, a very special face-off to tell you about, and watch out for a post on Saturday where you might just have the chance to win something..... ;-)


debs14 said...

It sounds as if it not only met your high expectations but totally exceeded them as well. The work you did looks absolutely amazing. You are certainly a good advert for the class!

Sian said...

Very intrigued by your answer to Leandra..

Unknown said...

I agree with Deb... you should be the poster child for this class... tweet Mario and see if you can do some advertising for them! *grin*

Denise said...

Oh Mel, I nearly phoned you too- on Sunday,but wasn't sure what you were up to.I sooooo know what a buzz it leaves you with.We would have been like a couple of giggly teenagers!Look forward to seeing more bloggy bits! x

Mary B said...

Mel we don't need patience to read your blog it is always entertaining and I for one eagerly await your next instalment every day

Amy said...

Ok, Mel ... tigger was such an appropriate 'nickname', I hope you don't hyperventilate with all of this excitement!

JO SOWERBY said...

wow what an amazing thank you, u r in gr8 spirits. my friend doesnt have a blog unfortunately but i will show her yours. loving the pictures of yourself on the blog over the last few days, at least u dont have to worry about posting anymore for a while now. by the way u and the dr look so gorgeous in rome its all romantic and cute,
Jo xxxxx

Sandra said...

You do make me giggle Mel :) how lovely of your to respond to everyones comments. You just carry on smiling, and why not - you had just the most amazing experience.

alexa said...

Looks like you have had a wonderful, wonderful time!

Melissa said...

Finally catching up on some blog reading today. So glad you enjoyed the workshop! I loved your description and photos, our box is wonderful. That is a great photo of you working on it.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Very sweet post and LOTS of links there, Mel. THANK YOU for that! :o)

The Creative Beast said...

I'm catching up on some favorite blogers and what news I've found on your blog Mel!

HOORAY for YOU!! I'm so very happy for you to have been able to attend that wonderful weekend workshop with such an amazing artist as Tim Holtz. Isn't it wonderful to be able to learn from those we admire?? Congratulations on being able to participate in such an amazing opportunity Mel and I wish that more of the same will come your way in the future =-)!