Dyan’s Classes

Wow! What a weekend that was!!! Dyan really gave us our money’s worth! She never stops. Even with a bad back on the second day, she taught an almost non-stop 8-hour class! This woman is a real champ.

I really enjoyed all three classes. We didn’t finish many of the pages. These were all technique-driven classes. Here are some of my favorites. (click on images to enlarge)

Writing In Your Journal

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Stamping In Your Journal

Stamping In Your Journal - Class photo 

I’m just to the right of Dyan.

She’s the tall one in the center of the back row, with the RED hair.

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Art Journal Extravaganza

Art Journal Extravaganza - Class Photo

Again, I’m just to the right of Dyan, in the center, in the back row.




Here are a couple of photos that were taken in the classes.



Now you can see why it took me a week to recover! Was it worth it? You bet!!!! The next time Dyan is in the area, I will be the first one to sign up. As it turns out, I actually WAS the first one to sign up for these classes! I had wonderful table-mates for all three classes. That made the whole experience just that much better. Thanks, Laura and Doris! It was just three of us at our table right up near Dyan for the first day’s two classes. On Sunday, Rene joined us. I already knew Rene from other classes we’ve taken together. She brought homemade oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies! Bless her heart. We all had a blast together.

Dyan is a great teacher and a lovely person. She was very patient and shared as much as she possibly could in the time allotted. And then some! Pop on over to her blog to see some of her work and get to know her a little better. She’s a bit crazy…and that’s one of the reasons I love her so much! She’s a lot of fun but also knows how to get down to work and teach her very best. If she is ever in your area, take at least one class, although I recommend them all. Tell her Raine sent you.


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 20:08:14

    What fun that must have been. I love classes like Dyan’s and meeting other artists.


  2. Cherie Murray
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 20:12:19

    Oooh, lovely pages! It will be interesting to see how those techniques you’ve learned inform & transform future pages.


  3. Jackie Beeman
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 02:05:52

    How much fun that looks. How far do you have to travel to do these classes? The pages are so bright and beautiful!


    • Raine
      Oct 28, 2013 @ 09:20:19

      Thanks, Jackie! For these classes, the store is about an hour from my house. A little longer than I like to drive but not too bad. If I have to go farther, I usually book a hotel for the night between classes. These are little mini vacations for me!

      > Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 06:05:52 +0000 > To: aqualuna13@msn.com >


  4. Shirley Douglass
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 09:07:54

    I know you had a fun time! So glad you got to do this!!


  5. dhowell9000
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 16:14:31

    OHHHH……so Jealous!! AND so happy for you!! how freakin COOL!!


  6. Effy Wild
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 21:49:38

    So impressed with your beautiful work! I adore Dyan. xo


  7. Renee Zarate
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 10:39:14

    Hi Raine! I stumbled upon your blog and just wanted to say how much fun we had that day! It was fun sitting with you girls, your projects turned out fabulous.


    • Raine
      Nov 14, 2013 @ 01:53:39

      Thanks, Renee! That was SO much fun! I’m really glad you joined us. I love how you said you had found your people! Your cookies were an awesome bonus. You ROCK!!!

      > Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:39:15 +0000 > To: aqualuna13@msn.com >


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