Saturday, March 14, 2009

Purple Missus - workshop wonderwoman!!!!

These lovelies are what we did with Lynda today on our workshop. The workshop was called "Encrusted Blades". Lynda was awesome and taught us so well. She of course does not believe this but she was so brilliant, so giving of her time, resources and ideas. I can not tell you how much. She was so organised, it was mega! We worked backwards starting on pieces tat she had already worked for us all - way above and beyond the call of duty.



Here are my pieces that I painted but Lynda stitched. She was so thoughtful and brought all MY colours! (Thanks you Lynda for my goody bag too, she brought me a bag of turquoise treasures!)
Aren't they just scrumptious. I can't explain how wonderful it was to hold these pieces in your hands, the textures and tones are just so yummy, the camera does them justice but nowhere near as good as in real life. Inside there were hidden treasures. For this we painted tyvek paper, here are mine.
Inside were these amazing little books that Lynda showed us how to fold. They are great for holding little lucks!
Then we moved back to the beginning and we stitched the layers to form the textured scrummy base. I learnt so much bout finishing and making work that special quality Lynda has. I know she thinks she didn't teach me anything, but truely you did Lynda. Here are my stitched pieces. Ready to blast and burn, and start the next piece. I am so excited to work on these, I will be making time!
As soon as i have finished one I will post about it, we had a packed day and got a long way on finishing one, but not quite. Now DRUM ROLL I forgot my camera, but managed to get one from Sandra and despite Lynda being the shyest ever - Here we are!!!!
A fabulous day and a wonderful workshop - if this is a taste of the book then Rush out, no run out and get it, it will be SUPERB!






16 comments:

Doreen K. said...

Oh, you lucky, lucky person. I am so jealous. She is an awesome artist. I can't wait for the new book.

Susan D said...

Oh you luck thing I am green with envy.

Papoosue said...

FANTASTIC Carol! The pieces are just wonderful, aren't they? And Lynda sounds just lovely too - what a talented lady (well done you on getting a pic!). I'm looking forward to see what you come up with too.xx

Doreen G said...

How lucky are you Missy Carol and what a lovely photo of Lynda and yourself.

Fran├žoise said...

Beautiful work! Lucky you.

Genie said...

LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY you,
soo Jealous, but glad you all had a great day,

Pat said...

Very envious, the little books look fascinating.

Michelle said...

wow, Carol - how spectacular! Lucky Lucky YOU!

Anne said...

Hi, Carol! Looks like you had a great class! :-)

Julie said...

I'm dripping with envy too Carol! What a fantastic day and amazing results. I'm definitely going to be in the queue for the lovely Lynda's book!

Judy Scott said...

Me too, I would have loved to do this ~ the photos are amazing, Judy x

Laura said...

I am not often jealous but believe me you've done it! Would have loved to do the workshop. When's the book coming out?

Sandy said...

It sounds like a totally wonderful time. your pieces are great.

Purple Missus said...

Ooh! You've made me feel embarrassed now :)
Just so glad you had a good day - because I did too. You have a really wonderful group of friendly ladies which made it so much easier.
All the photos look wonderful - except the last one of course *LOL*

Jackie said...

How great to see you and Lynda. I don't know why she's shy.
The workshop looks great.

Seth said...

So cool. I am glad you showed part of the process of making these. I was trying to figure it out from the completed pieces.