Monday, December 31, 2007
truly,laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile!!!!!!!!
I want to wish all our family friends and students a VERY ,VERY ,HAPPY HEALTHY ,NEW YEAR FOR 2008
We are looking forward to meeting up with all the wonderful people we have met through the classes and having more fun and laughter as well as the more serious side of producing some fantastic works of art with you all!!
And also the new people who are joining us to experience "Painting My Way" Its going to be a year to remember in 2008!!!!!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thank you to everyone who sent Christmas Greetings!!!!!
We are really looking forward to 2008 and wish all our good friends and family good health and happiness for 2008
Got lots to sort out and do for all the forthcoming classes.
I have to paint another "African Dream" because its sold and its also a new class subject so will have to get cracking on that one soon.
Got a new project coming up in 2008 which promises to be very exciting for all concerned, got a few things to sort out with it but I will keep you all posted!!!!
Some of the classes for 2008 are already fully booked, will try and get the website up to date as soon as possible with the latest dates.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
We have been busy all day, making the Christmas quiches , stuffings and are now making brandy snaps for the first time-the smell in our house is delicious!!!!!
We popped out to the shops this afternoon and picked up all the last minute things, salad and stuff so we should not need to go out tomorrow and can take things easy!!
We have cracked open a bottle of bubbly stuff and are now in the festive mood-just tryed one of the brandy snaps and dont think they will last till Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!
So if I dont get back on here-which I probley wont-Bills insisting on having a computer free Christmas, so have a
very very merry christmas and a happy new year from Diane and Bill xx
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Its unique and we cant wait to start putting our ideas into practise.
I will post more about it as and when it develops, but from the feedback recieved so far it will be very popular!!!!!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
After spending the morning finishing off the last of the wrapping, we then went off to deliver the pressies to the respective homes.
We called by my daughters new home-they have just got back from the Dominican Republic-they had the keys to their new home on the Friday and flew out on holiday on the Saturday! They got back 2 weeks later on last Sunday, and then the decorating etc began.!!
We called by with a couple of pressies and ended up helping to paint the bedroom and living room----thank goodness for slow cookers--I had started a chicken and pepper dish this morning and it was cooked to perfection when we arrived home this evening!! We were both starving, and with all the garlic that was added , the dish was absolutely beautiful! Its one of our favorite dishes and being done in a slow cooker , you dont have to worry about it once its in there!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
She recently qualifyed as the very first Bill Alexander technique teacher in the UK. Quite an achievement.
We have become very close friends, and we are always emailing each other with the latest joke's that are doing the rounds!!!!
She has 2 classes over the Christmas period, and I am looking forward to hearing how it goes!
I am sure it will go very well-she will make sure the classes are fun as well as imformative!
Im sure she didnt mean to mislead people with the statement 'suggesting' that I have been one of her students in the past and learnt everything I know from her!!!
I would like to point out that I have never attended ANYONES class's.
My classes are called ''Painting My Way'' because its presicely that.
After watching videos , reading books and lots of practise I made the "painting my way" method of wet on wet painting technique mine-using different brushes and mediums and different ways of applying the paint to canvas .
I hope that makes things clear for anyone who mistakingly thought I had been a student of Ayoub Art.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
It seems that I am recieving them ok but sometimes my replies are not getting back.
The problem is being looked into.
I always paint the kids a new picture for Christmas, and so far have got 4 done! Got one more to do for my Becki and then 4 more for some special friends. Got to try and finish today,as Ive got lots of other stuff to catch up on.
The first set of Poppy Quartet have had their first coat of varnish, they will have another coat today and another tomorrow.
The kitchen looks like a bomb has gone off at the moment-paintings and paint everywhere!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
The next one is a great laugh too!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
The private viewing went very well on Wednesday evening , everyone enjoyed themselves very much.As you can see 2 of my 'smallest acorns 'came from Telford with their mum, they are stood proudly with their paintings.
The time went so quickly-one minute it was fairly quiet the next minute it was heaving with people.
There was plenty of cheese and pate for everyone and Bill had iced one of his christmas cakes that morning to take along--all of the students had heard about 'Billies boozy christmas cakes' in the classes, so they all tryed it and everyone agreed its the best cake ever!!! He even won a £5 bet off someone who didnt belive he had made it!
Everyone said about the quality of the work produced by the students. There was a comment in the comments book from someone who is a member of Leominster Art Society saying that they were very impressed with the standard of the teaching and what the students had on display, so that made me feel very chuffed!
Jack fell in love with one of the artworks on display ''the birch trees'' so it will be going to live in Upton Upon Severn shortly.This range of paintings is becoming very popular
African Dream is also going to a new home.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
We had such a lovely class today-really relaxed and laid back! As you can see the results are absolutely fantastic-what a shame they wont be dry enough to take to the exhibition on Tuesday!
These are going to ''Advanced Classes'' and will take the form of this---students will bring along their own idea's of what they want to paint, rather than me setting the subject matter myself.
This can be the form of photographs or a copyright free picture of some scenes that they would like to paint.
I have found that some of my students are still nervous about starting to paint on their own at home.
I am always hearing ''I need you by me to put me right when it starts going wrong!''
Now I know when the students have learned enough from the normal 'painting my way' classes, and after just 3 or 4 they will have had all the info needed to create their own masterpiece, but if you lack some self confidence the advanced classes are for you. I will still supply everything needed for the class, but I will guide you through the stages so you will get a satisfactory end result.