Sunday, October 17, 2010

Creative Exploration to Canada & New England - St. John & Tim Time

No sightseeing pictures of St. John; as I mentioned, I didn't get off the ship at this port, but had a great time in the studio working on my journal and chatting with new friends there.
Bonus for those who stayed on board today....a big BBQ on Deck 11 by the pool.  Ribs, burgers, hot dogs, oh my.
At 3:00pm we ambled into the classroom for Tim Time, basically a Q&A, and Tim answered everyone's questions with his usual openness and humor.

What did I learn about Tim?  For one thing, he does NOT consider himself to be an artist (silly man!).  He said he thinks of himself as a creative person who crafts.
Someone asked how he felt about people learning things from him and then going on to teach those things in their own classes.  Don't remember his exact words, but basically he told us to go forth and share.  Very classy and generous guy.
Lori, Pat, and I had been wondering when we would make an appearance in our tiaras.  You do remember I said we'd made tiaras, don't you?  It was Lori who figured out that Tim Time would be the perfect venue for this grand unveiling.


Our handiwork was well received, and even Tim got a kick out of them.  (I actually overheard him say, "how adorable."  I really did.)
For several days, Tim had been hinting that Tim Time was something we shouldn't miss, even though it wasn't an actual class.  Here's why.......everyone received a brand new die (Raven/Scardy Cat) and embossing folders  (Snow Flurries/Snowman#3)!
Then....Tim showed us that he had brought his own personal Vagabond, and that it would be in the studio for our use for the remainder of the cruise.  You could hear gasping everywhere.

Speaking of getting things for free, and since I don't have any sightseeing photos to share today, I thought this might be a good time to show you why cruisers are advised to bring an extra suitcase when they travel with Tim.  Here is most of what we received  FOR FREE during the cruise:



Tomorrow, Halifax....lots of pictures.....we were on a 7 hour excursion!
**Real time update....the first of my two Lynne Perrella workshops was awesome!  When I'm finished with the cruise blogs I'll have more to share on that.  Another one today.  Cool! **

24 comments:

Healing Woman said...

Loved seeing "Tim Time" posting today. Your tiaras are wonderful.

Xanapan said...

The photos with the Tiara's are priceless! "T!m Time" sounds fun
Thanks again for sharing

Scrappy Mom said...

Wow! You're doing such a great job haring this experience with those that could be there.Thank you so much. Loving all the picture.

Jamie
http://scrapping2it.blogspot.com/

Dorothy said...

So...you just get all that stuff to take home??
Wow, that is so awesome!
Cant wait to hear more!

Nancy Mitchell said...

Another great read!

Victoria said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing.

OhSuz said...

Oodles of free stuff, adorable tiaras and time with Tim...*sigh* How much better could it be?! Love it! Suzie

teri said...

Ok, I finally get to see the famed tiaras!!! And you girls look like fairy princesses indeed, with your charming prince above your heads. I see you came home with lots of treasure from your journey, too. (I hope you didn't encounter any evil stepmothers along the way!)

Barbara M said...

Eileen - I am so enjoying the cruise vicariously through your postings- thank you for all the deets & photos- the tiaras & pic with Tim, not to mention all the loot & memories are priceless!

Sue Young said...

Wow!My keyboard just shorted out because of all the drool.more later!LOL

Patzee said...

That photo of Tim addressing us summed up the confident and casual nature of his teaching techniques. No stress and lots of guidance and good energy. And the goodies and surprises certainly put us all in a wonderful mood. This Tiara Princess was thrilled to be creating in Tim's wonderful world.

Tammy D said...

WOW! That is an amazing haul. Looks like so much fun!

Sherry Goodloe said...

You all looked just Fab-u-lous in those crowns!! LOVE that photo! xoxo

Karen said...

The tiaras are wonderful! And all that stash - I had no idea you received so much as freebies!
I am loving reading about the cruise as you've written it day-by-day. TFS
Karen

Wanda H said...

Wow!! I am soooo lovin' these blog posts and will be equally as happy to here about the Lynne workshops!!

Bearcrazyman said...

What a HAUL!!!
Sounds like an absolute BLAST!

Friends
Stephen
http://bearcrazyman.blogspot.com

Sarah W said...

Wow, love it. So much stuff. And the one that caught my eye was the hot pink purse looking item. Did you have enough space to fit it all. The tiaras look great.

Lori said...

Great pictures! I'm getting a day or two behind, but not too worried, I know you've got it covered! lol! Great pic of you, Pat and Tim! Love it!

Diann said...

Oh, I'm having the most fun reading about your Tim trip and all the fun you experienced! I am so glad you shared the picture of you all in your tiara's...great fun! I'm glad you didn't miss out on TIM TIME...just look at all those awesome gifties! Thanks for sharing with us - love seeing all these great pictures of places I'll never go! Diann

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

What an awesome opportunity to get to ask Tim anything you want! You, Pat and Lori looked so cute in the tiaras, I can understand why Tim said adorable - LOL! I am really enjoying this cruise you went on, almost feel like I was there (well except for the classes and the goodies - LOL!!).

Elaine Allen

KAT said...

I agree Tim is gracious and generous! His classes are one of my top favorite things!!! Enjoying seeing your cruise adventures!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Wow! I didn't realize all the goodies we got until I saw your pics ... all I know is I have 2 large shopping bags of stuff to find new homes for! lol Loved the tiaras ... where was I for the unveiling? Oh yeah, we were late. Can't wait to hear about your classes!

craftyM said...

OH my what a haul! And those tiaras! I know now that you'll do anything to get a photo with TIM! HA! LOL!!!
Marita

jonaks said...

wow lots of free goodies.