Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Catch up......July already?

I have been very remiss lately, and haven’t written anything for my blog in ages, most of you have seen my website and received my newsletters, so you know where my time has been spent, I have also been working with a great new photographer, Stuart Dibben of SJD Photography, you have to visit his site http://sjdphotography.photium.com/ and check out some of his amazing work.
We have been creating some really lovely shots, some you might catch on my downloads and others I am saving for later on in the year….lol.

Here is one shot I did with him, using a pair of beautiful shoes I just couldn’t resist buying in this pretty little shoe shop in town called Shoe Envy, of cause when I got home I had a raised eye brow from John along with the comment “another pair?” “but honey” I replied “they are for a photo shoot” when he thoughtfully reminded me that I did nails and not leather, quick as a flash I came back with “my darling, these will enhance my nails”.

Susan Loasby attended one of my Inspire classes in London the other month, and she had beautifully decorated the heels of her shoes with pretty white flowers, which goes to show we are not limited to nails, lighters, phones and brush ends. So I would like to thanks Susan for saving my bacon, not only do I have a great new pair of shoes…on the business, but a fantastic look for a photo shoot. Download my step by step on the website to find out how I created these simple and elegant roses.

I am working with my production company at the moment for my second DVD; we are filming a complete look, and breaking it down into elements, it is so exciting. I am also doing some filming to produce a completely new concept of learning, which is available for anyone, everywhere…..just watch this space; I can’t wait to show you what I have planned.

In June I asked is anyone was interested in my workshop in the states, I have been inundated with emails about this workshop, I need a certain number of names before I can visit. Even if you’re not sure now, just let me have a quick email and I will get back to you with more details when I have them.
There has also been much interest in the road show and have limited spaces left on some of the dates, I can’t tell you what an amazing journey it is going to be. Bringing you a new way of learning and showing you how to play with your creative inner child, take home some great new techniques which help your salon nails. Let me send you more info on a workshop in your area and feedback for students who have seen how this class benefitted them; visit http://www.sambiddle.co.uk/ and enter your email address into the front page.
The next date is at the end of the month in Fareham, so all you southern belles, this one is for you. Just off the M27, it is as central as I can get it. Not to be missed you have 3 weeks to get booked. We will also be filming at this event, which will be included in my new DVD and another project.

I have the pleasure of spending two days in Cornwall, with Anna Curtis, who has organized a conversion day with both Gel and Acrylic, contact her on 01566781564 or mail her for more info at nifty-nails@hotmail.com.

As summer is here and the kids are about to grace us with their company for 5 long weeks, I plan to spend my lazy days writing and bring you many more mini lessons to enrich your learning, step by steps to wet your creative juices, and exciting concepts to stimulate and motivate. I want to build a fire and inspire your imagination, feeding you with new and exciting ways of developing your craft, so that throughout the winter this fire will burn hot and keep you warm.

For more information on Stuart Dibben contact him on Tel: 01747 835893 or mail; sjdphotography@hotmail.com