Monday, May 18, 2009

Jen Crossley Workshops Part 1

I had a fantastic weekend doing 3 workshops with the fabulously talented Jen Crossley (aka "Captain Underpants"), who flew up from Ballarat to teach a group of us. The workshops were being held at the lovely Evelyn's place in Waterford (Queensland) and boy did she look after all of us with her wonderful husband John.

For those of you who may not know, Jen's alter ego "Captain Underpants" took form at the Creative Soul Retreat in March as she "flew" around the retreat with her Australian flag cape, but I felt she wasn't quite complete without some special "underpants" so made up a pair for her as a gift, and presented them on Friday night.


Jen presented with Captain Underpants


I think they'll do nicely!


Jen even taught in them ... I think she forgot she was wearing them after a while.


What's this, someone thought this sight was worth paying for, with Amanda & Evelyn in the background.

Kyla and I started on Friday night at 6pm doing the Resin Book class and were too hyped up to notice it was 11pm before we made our way home with our finished masterpieces. It also happened to be Kyla's birthday, so we had to have a little cake and a sing-along too.


The lovely Ginny, who sat opposite me all weekend.


Happy Birthday to Kyla ... I'm surprised I got a shot of Kyla, she doesn't really like being in photos.


My finished Resin Book front cover.


Back Cover.


Side View.


Open View, you can see we used an antique Band-Aid tin as the front and back covers.

All-in-all it was so much fun and it took me until around 1am to finally come down off the high and go to sleep, so I could wake up fresh and ready for a full day of Jenny on Saturday!

"We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents."
~Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, Author.~

9 comments:

Sam Marshall said...

WOW!! How cool is that book. Looks like a fntastic workshop.
xx

NessH said...

Diane
wow what great photos...yes we did have a great day and yes the time did fly...I can't believe how quick it all went..but we did get alot of work to show for our time..
thanks for coming..I was great to meet you
Ness

crafty capers said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha those underpants are hilarious! Seriously though, the book is coooool. Very nice work indeed :-)

Nic Hohn said...

What a scream that Jen is....and those underpants.Do you think they will become part of her teaching attire??? Great sense of homour, both of you. Diana a beauitful creation.

Jen Crossley said...

How can I thank you for my special present Diana !!!
Im so glad I got to spend sometime with you on the weekend.
I have been plans for you girl next year (mums the word)LOL
Jen

kelsey said...

Oh I'm so jealous Di!!! What a wonderful class that looks like and how special is "The Crozzinator"! lol

Love the underpants...she's never going to live this down, though I think she's quite secretly glad her alter-ego has been flushed out! hahahaha

Barb said...

Looks like you not only had a great time but the end resulting art work is fabulous!...Love it!

Jill Brown said...

And Di was that Jill Geraghty-Groves (sorry Jill if I got the spelling wrong)I saw in a pic? She actually taught a class at a retreat I went to on the same weekend (busy girl). She was a fabulous teacher. Looks like you had a great time. Love the book and other photos. Thanks for sharing.

momentsinaneye said...

Hi, looks like you are having fun with your art....that is the only way to fly.