thank you Whim So Doodle…

whim1for me, there’s simply nothing better than sharing creativity.  whether it’s on social media, videos, demos, or workshops, the opportunity to share what i love to do just makes me happy.  it’s been a while since i’ve hit the road teaching at stores, and we just returned from a jam packed trip teaching at Whim So Doodle in florida.  i’ll admit it felt really awesome to be back in the “classroom”, and what better place to teach than at a store filled with more product than i’ve ever seen in any one store before.  what started out as a two-day teaching event turned into four days teaching over 200 eager learners sharing in the adventure!  we arrived in florida at about 4:30pm wednesday where we were met by jill (the owner of Whim So Doodle).  we made our way to the store and immediately got to work tearing open boxes, filling supply baskets, and packing kit bags for the days ahead.  a huge thank you to jill, tayler, and the team at the store for all of your help with getting everything set up an ready to go…

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the classroom at Whim So Doodle was spacious, and mario and i quickly got to work rearranging tables, laying down power cords, and setting up the screen and projector for the workshops.  teamwork makes the dream work…

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i taught two classes each day: “artful assemblage”, a journey into collage, layering, and texture to create a mixed-media masterpiece.  “creative chemistry live”, a selection of my favorite techniques from my online course creative chemistry.  it was so rewarding to see the light bulb moment when these groups of talented artists embraced imperfection and immersed themselves into their creativity.  the purpose of my workshops are to inspire each individual to learn the how’s and why’s when it comes to product technique, and the confidence to make their own creative decisions when it comes to design and composition.  i’m sincerely grateful to everyone who took time to be in the workshops, and of course to mario for his constant help to make sure everything comes together perfectly…

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as our visit came to an end, my new friend doug sat down to share his insight with me:

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well said doug…well said…t!m

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71 Comments to “thank you Whim So Doodle…”

  1. Gwen Taylor says:

    Love the pic of you and Doug. I’m hoping you’ll put a local store on route for this year, Etc or The Occasional Artist. Hell, if you want to share some thoughts in the back of a Taco Bell sign me up.

  2. monique says:

    Thank you for teaching, creating, designing and doing it all over again.

  3. barbara lassiter says:

    Cute! Just really cute! 🙂

  4. Hi Glad you had a nice time and all went well. looking forward to more inspiration. tks!

  5. Elaine S says:

    Looks like so much fun was had by all! Gotta Luv Doug! He obviously had a great time too! (Great Pic!)

  6. pat says:

    Looks like a class any of us would benefit from. I might need a little extra help from Doug! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Candyce says:

    Sooooooo much fun!!!

  8. Violet says:

    That looks like such a fun class. Sure wish you would come closer to where I live in Canada for a session like that.

  9. Karen Manciu says:

    Oooh, lucky students! My very first paper crafting class was with Tim. I had no idea how lucky I was. Many years later, Tim is still my favorite teacher.

  10. Pat C. says:

    Oh my goodness! I wish Tim and Mario would come to western Canada sometime. Probably won’t happen but I can dream! I think my favorite photo is the one of Tim and Doug (since Doug is the spitting image of my recently departed yellow lab Sophie). Meanwhile I just soak up all I can from YouTube and other sources. Keep those coming, please!

  11. Gigi B. says:

    Oh my gosh, what a fantastic place your were in to do your teaching. A shopping bonanza too!

  12. Juli Riedel says:

    Looks like it was a huge success! Well done and I hope to attend next year! I can’t believe how much Distress Product that Whim So Doodle Has! Drool…..!!!

  13. Terry says:

    I took the first class on the first day, it was great to learn from Tim!

  14. Roxanne says:

    Darn….Im just the other side of the bay….wish I had known about this….def. wouldve like to get in on it….I didn’t think any of the big name crafters ever came this way. Looks like oooodles of fun. Good for you. TFS.

  15. Kathleen Spaeth says:

    What a wonderful name for a Store! If I am ever in that area of Florida, St. Petersburg, I plan on visiting it!! I so enjoy when you (and Mario) share your Teaching Adventures. Doug is so cute, big, and he stole the show! I have a 10-month old Black Labrador, Roxie, who always keeps us busy, entertained, loved, and frazzled with a smile on our faces. Some days I wish I was she!!

  16. Bridget says:

    Did you take any photos of the finished work – would love to see it? X

  17. Doris Cote says:

    That must be the Stamping Store from Heaven. NJ is really hurting for a great scrapbooking/ multi media store.

  18. PUFF says:

    How about teaching in some of your homestate stores Arizona.
    us Zonies would love to take a class from you without having to travel long and far.

  19. S cliff says:

    what a wise dog! classes sounded fun and Florida is nice tbis time of year.

  20. Carolyn Barnard Shema says:

    Thanks so much to you and Mario for two fun and
    wonderful classes. Doug is adorable!

  21. Terri W says:

    Absolutely love that store and always make my sister take me when I visit. Doug is adorable and appears to have great insight 🙂

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