Thursday, April 09, 2009

Back from Ranger U!

What fun I had last weekend. I was accepted to do Ranger U in the USA, and I flew over there last Thursday, and spent 3 fabulous days playing with inks and paints and utee. The weekend started gloriously as I was upgraded on the flight to first class! I was so amazed when the girl at the gate told me, she looked at me , and said would you like it? Of course! I was sitting, or should that be lying down opposite Jeff Beck and Harvey Goldsmith! ( for those of you who don't know they are a guitarist and a music promoter).
I met so many lovely people,(the class photo is above, and I am the one hiding 2nd row up! ) and we worked incredibly hard for 3 days, learning new techniques and getting to play with almost all of Ranger's products. Tim Holtz, Suze Weinberg and Claudine Hellmuth showed and taught us how to use their products. I already have a good number of Ranger products in the store, but will be getting Claudine paints and canvas too. They are winging their way to me as I type! Yah!

I learnt so many new techniques, and I will be working my round to showing you them on the blog, and on the website.
I have to say that by the end of the 2nd day my brain wouldn't compute with my mouth, and I was completely gaga! But it was fun and so informative, and an experience that I would not have missed for the world!
Finally on Monday Suze so kindly took me shopping! I love shopping and had a small list from the guys back home, Levis (not to be found *sad*) , Jolly Ranchers, a corn scoop, ( don't ask!) and Lucky Charms ( an American cereal) . I did however get to Michaels, and bought rather too much stuff! Then Suze took me to her house, and showed me her studio. I love you Suze, you are such a generous person to give up your time. Thank you , it was such fun. The corn dogs were good too!
We are at Ally Pally next weekend, so I am busy getting ready for that, and if you are coming please pop by the stand ( no 49) and say hello. More on Ranger U tomorrow.


Minx said...

So glad you had a fab time, and how nice of Suze, what a sweet lady, look forward to seeing all the new things you've learnt x

Linda Elbourne said...

Oh Jennie ... you poor thing having to suffer like that for your art ... Tim, Suze, Claudine and first class ... bet your glad to be home ... NOT!!!
Hurry up and show us what you did ... I wanna learn something new :0))

Jennifer said...

Wow what a trip! I can't wait to see all the new techniques.
I went to Llandudno yesterday - not quite the same lol!
Jen x

June said...

Brilliant Jennie, its so amazing to see the pics and i am sure it was even better to be there
Hugs and huge congrats from June xxxxxx

Hels said...

Hi Ho Silver Lining.....was he wearing a hippy hat though? LOL Am not at all jealous, nope, not at all, not even the teensiest bit....:O)) Glad that you had a brill time and cannot wait to see all you made at Ranger U...hugs x

Lottie said...

Nice to have you back and looking forward to seeing the techniques you learnt.

What a busy lady you are - take time to unwind after the weekend won't you.

Flippinpest said...

What an amazing trip. You are lucky, all that star spotting and playing with messy stuff. I am SO envious!

Cazzy said...

You lucky thing! I will not be at Ally Pally, I will be in Torquay but my e buddy Linda will be there on a stall for her mate Anna Marie Designs.

I will be going to Shepton Mallet if you will be there!

Cazzy x

lesley said...

Hi Jannie photos look great and what a treat spending time with Suz.
I am hoping to be at Ally i am saving my craft money for then.
Well done

Angelnorth said...

Looks like you had great fun Jennie. I have the feeling Jeff Beck might look older than I remember him! Your tags and frame look like a great record of all the techniques you got to try out, glad they got home in one piece!

Becky said...

It was such a wonderful weekend, and delightful to have gotten to know you! My brain is still popping from all of the information, LOL!!