Monday, November 19, 2012

Wise Winners & Wonderful Fun

I had a truly fabulous weekend at The Gallery Off Broadway in Excelsior Springs Missouri, with 30 amazing, courageous, and very talented artists.  "Art Of Luminescence" is all about shimmer, sparkle, shine, & untamed creativity.

We got to play with some beautiful paints from Luminarte, got our hands dirty (or should I say sparkly) with some wonderful projects, and we all made lots of new friends.

My daughter came along as a participant in the workshop, as did Kathleen's daughter, and as it turned out, they had the most glittering twinkling fun of all.  ("Art of Luminescence" is a wonderful workshop experience for kids too.)

We stayed at The Elms Hotel & Spa, which has been newly renovated.  Although the indoor pool is almost finished, it wasn't open, and of course, with a 6yo in tow, going swimming was NOT an was a MUST!! So we braved the sub-zero, mid-November, mid-western temperatures and hit the outdoor pool, which to my very great relief, was heated! 

The Gallery Off Broadway looked incredible, which is by far one of the best venues I've ever worked in. Thank you so much to everyone who attended, and a HUGE thank you to the very talented, and tireless Kathleen Fenton and her team for making the venue look so sparkly and AMAZING.

Luminarte provided us with lots of paint to play with, as well as lots of product for people to buy.

Kathleen is not only one of the most energetic, hard working gallery owners on the planet, she is also one of the most talented and intuitive artists I've every met. If you get an opportunity to attend a workshop there...don't miss it!!  "Art of Luminescence" will be running again in 2013 so stay tuned.

So, back home in my studio now, I'm shaking the last of the glitter out of my hair and turning my mind to other projects.

Last week, I've been running a giveaway for my newly released class "Wisdom Circles", which was part of 21 Secrets 2012. Three lucky winners will each win a place in this class. Thank you so much to everyone who entered.  Our winners (as chosen my True Random Number Generator) are:



Congratulations to all the winners, please email me diondior at yahoo dot com.  Thank you again to everyone who took the time to enter, and who gave themselves over to "Art Of Luminescence" this weekend.

Thanks for checking in. xx


  1. Thank you so much!!! I never win anything and I am blown away! Looking forward to it!!!

  2. Ya Congrats Sandi Tygar, Em and Cindi Ashbeck. Cheers.

  3. Wonderful blog! Looks like it was a great workshop. I've been admiring your work for a long time, and would love a chance to take the mandala, or whatever! workshop! Thanks for the chance!

  4. oh lovie, it was truly AMAZING spending the weekend with you!!! Such a joy to take your class and to learn some new techniques. Can not wait to have you back!!! LOVE YOU!!!!


  5. I was lucky enough to be in your workshop this week-end and it was absolutely awesome....mostly because you are such an AMAZING artist and instructor! The Gallery Off Broadway went all out to make the event special. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and inspiration.

    P.S....your journals are "to die for". I could have spent another whole day just looking at them. What great inspiration!!!!!

  6. Looks like your class was great fun.

  7. looks like a lot of fun, dion! maybe one day i'll get there :)

  8. Oh, wish I could be there, too! I love painting . . . my first love as a child.

  9. Looks like a wonderful, magical time!!
    Congrats to the winners! :)

  10. Wow - looks like you had so much fun. I just found your blog via Pinterest- love that place, lol. I have so many of these products, but apparently I'm out of touch, because it looks like they've added even more to the line. Beautiful. love the palette. Thanks for Sharing. xoxo

  11. dion!
    i just got off the phone with kathleen and i am so excited for february.
    Your class sounds like so much fun. hoping to be able to catch one.
    the images really tell the story. way to go! i heard you rocked it.

    off to look at some paints!

  12. Congrats to the winners and the class looks like it was a huge success... so wish I lived on the other side of the world... I would have been there with bells on...xx


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