thank you art from the heart…

we just returned from one of the best trips across the pond ever…  the past week was a whirlwind to say the least starting out with a 16+ hour journey to the UK to teach at art from the heart.  as you can see mario and i were both in good spirits for the adventure knowing when we arrive in london heathrow airport we’d be making a mad dash to starbucks before our final flight to leeds…

next we arrived in leeds and were greeted at the airport by ben who co-owns (along with his mum the one and only dyan reaveley) an incredible shop in harrogate called art from the heart .  this shop is filled with so many artful things from the full range of dylusions products (without question) to my idea-ology, ranger, stampers anonymous, sizzix and tonic product line assortments, it’s literally a creative wonderland…

mario was all smiles when he saw that our boxes of kits and supplies we’ve worked on for weeks had arrived safe and sound.  the workshop studio at art from the heart was perfect, plenty of room, great lighting, and tables all organized ready to set up.  we loaded baskets of distress supplies, sorted kits and prepped lot of giveaways for the weekend ahead…

later in the day we headed to the town center in harrogate filled with charming shops, restaurants and colorful little parks throughout.  ben was our tour guide so we asked him to take us to the famous bettys tea room and although none of us were really tea drinkers, we had our sights set on what bettys is know for, the sweets.  we indulged on english treats including treacle tart, scones, fondant fancy cakes, macaroons, and even tried brown bread ice cream – everything was delicious…

throughout friday, saturday, and sunday i taught six “Creative Chemistry LIVE” sessions.  each 4 hour workshop was filled with technique tags using distress stains, paints, crayons, and the new distress oxides.  to me it’s all about discovering and exploring the creative possibilities so i want to thank all of the students for embracing the best advice i ever got which was to just “get over yourself” and make…and make you did!  

we even had the opportunity to see special friends from the creative industry and meet new ones too… 

yet throughout this wonderful weekend something was missing, or should i say someone.  while mario and i were there teaching in the UK, dyan was on the other side of the globe teaching in australia – so it goes without saying you were missed dy…mwah!

thank you to ben at art from the heart and to all of the students who made the trip to attend “Creative Chemistry LIVE – UK Edition”.  it was an epic adventure and i’m humbled by the genuine excitement, inspiration and heartfelt kindness all of you shared with us – here’s to the creative journey ahead…t!m

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21 Comments to “thank you art from the heart…”

  1. Reginald Thomas says:

    would love you to come to the Isle of wight to teach a class maybe you can coordinate with my friend Sue who runs the Quackers craft shop in Ryde

  2. Mar says:

    Now you have to come to Madrid, spain please

  3. Lisa P says:

    Thanks for a brilliant time guys – really enjoyed the Saturday class. It’s the first class I’ve taken at AFTH so I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was a super organised fun morning meeting new people. I only live 20 minutes from Harrogate so it was easy for me, but looking at all the nice comments and especially from those who’ve travelled from afar it makes me appreciate it all even more. Loving my tag book and all the gifts – can’t wait to try out my new purchases and get crafting. Come back soon!… Lisa 🙂

  4. loved watching the updates on instagram!! very very lucky students i’d say! totally envious!

  5. WOW, it looks all so amazing and so much fun I am SO SO jealous, I wish I could of been there. What a dream come true for those people. One day for me it will happen I hope, it’s on my Bucket List to take a class and meet T!m and Mario.

  6. Zoe Hillman says:

    Thank you for the best weekend! The class was incredible, you really are the most incredible teacher. I loved spending time with you and Mario and meeting up with so many lovelies from the craft world. A big thanks to Ben too, it was lovely to finally get a look at Art from the Heart and of course try treats from Betty’s. The memories will last a lifetime, but please don’t wait that long to come back. 😉 x

  7. Sally Miller says:

    So glad you enjoyed Harrogate & your visit to Betty’s tea rooms! I knew you would have a blast at AFTH and Kath was bound to be delighted to see you guys lol.

  8. Rosa Pardo says:

    Lucky ladies!…thank you for sharing Tim!

  9. Nancy & Vincent says:

    It was a dream come true, we were and still are super excited! Did this really happen? Tim is the best teacher ever! He knows what he’s talking about, you can feel his passion! Would take a whole week of workshops with you Tim! You were too kind, signing our aprons and books and… And off course BTS Mario was the best! Our personal shopper, nothing we asked for was too much for this one of a kind gentleman! Loving you both even more, respect for all your hard work, super organized, amazing gifts, a smile from beginning till the end. What a journey! Big hugs, we hope to meet again sooner in future, 7 years was way too long . Greetings from the one and only chocolate country Belgium, hope you like the chocolates . Thank you for traveling so many hours, hope maybe one day we can take a flight to Arizona ✈️. Bye bye Nancy & Vincent

  10. Anne R says:

    I really enjoyed every single moment of our visit to AFTH, Tim is such an amazing tutor (and so funny!) and Mario was just wonderful at keeping everything organised. Ben did a superb job with the changes he made to the room too. Thoroughly enjoyable and wonderful to meet you again, please do come back again, you really made a lot of hearts very happy!! Anne xx

  11. kath stewart says:

    and what an amazing workshop it was too, it was wonderful to see you both again and I’m so glad to you got time to feast on sweet treats at Bettys. The UK loves you so you need to come back soon xxx

  12. Deb L says:

    Look at all those happy faces! Thanks for sharing your journey Tim!

  13. Francine says:

    Your pictures of everyone in England are so beautiful. Now if only you can bring that fabulous Tea store to the states, we will be better stampers.
    Took your class in April at Whim So Doodle, Fl. and the knowledge that I learned I will treasure forever and so will our British friends. Also took my lovely lady, Dy’s Class. By the way, went to Whim So Doodle yesterday and Doug said Woof Woof to you and Mario☺️

  14. Pat Holt says:

    I am jealouse I would live to take a class with you. Looks like everyone had fun

  15. Julia Aston says:

    What a great adventure – and it looks like the classes were enjoyed by all! I see my friends Anne and Jenny amongst them!

  16. Helena says:

    Looks grand, I have been to England, but did not get the chance to go to a tea room…and I am a tea drinker, the sweets looks delicious and what a great shop!

  17. Bj says:

    Wow!!wow!!!!!!!wish I could of been there!!!! Fun and amazing !!!!!! I love the Brits !!!!

  18. Carolyn Bell says:

    Hi Tim and Mario, yes I was there and had the most amazing crafting experience! I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed it! Tim, you are a gifted teacher and Mario, you are an organizer without equal. Thank you for making such a long journey for us, I thoroughly enjoyed it all, love Carolyn xx

  19. Jen Moneagle says:

    This looks fabulous – so wish I was there!!

  20. Cindy K says:

    Looks like it was a lot of fun! Wish I was there!!! 🙂

  21. Cim Allen says:

    Looks amazing ! Betty’s looks like a must if ever there 🙂

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