Dina Wakley – What a fabulous weekend!

We can’t believe it came and went so fast!  A sure sign of a good time.  Dina definitely lived up to all of the anticipation and then some.  She is an amazing teacher and supported the whole group in challenging ourselves in the new techniques … Wendy even got her hands messy!


Dina's book

Dina joined us at The Paperie on Friday evening where she signed a few books with some eager customers and chatted about art journalling.  Dina also brought a few of her art journals with her so that we could “fondle with our eyes”, as she would say.  Amazing work and wonderful to see and touch it in person!





Dina had three rules, which we loved.
#1: No Thinking.
#2: No Moaning.
#3. You don’t have to do anything I say except “no thinking & no moaning”.

On Saturday morning participants joined Dina to create an Encaustic Tag book – what fun we had!  The beeswax is certainly an amazing medium to work with and I think we may have a few of our gals ready to play with this some more … stay tuned for some projects from Cathie Reed.


Dina supplied mists and stencils for us to use, meaning we got to play with some of the new templates from both Dina and Tim Holtz … more stencils are on the way to The Paperie and we have lots in stock too! Unlike her good buddy Dyan Reaveley, Dina does not believe in cleaning her stencils.


Saturday afternoon we did Graffiti of My Life and delved deeper into mixed media and book binding – tons of techniques we will all use again for sure.  Dina’s enthusiasm and general personality was contagious as she encouraged everyone to try out new things.

Fluid Acrylic_ PIC 1

On Sunday we took part in a full day Art Journaling Class and learned how to make the pages we didn’t love into ‘baby thighs’ – awesome!  There was so much happy going on during this weekend and we’ve received such positive feedback from those who attended classes.

We are so fortunate to be able to encourage incredibly talented women like Dina to come visit and share with us.  The Paperie community is blessed with an amazing group of women who support each other in our artistic and creative journeys and we can’t wait to see what comes next. Thanks for visiting Dina; and you never know when you might be invited back!

Janna & Wendy

8 thoughts on “Dina Wakley – What a fabulous weekend!

  1. It certainly was an awesome weekend- it went above and beyond my expectations! Thank you Janna and Wendy for making it possible!

  2. LOVE LOVE this weekend!! The Best Ever!! Thanks for having Dina come and teach us so much. Can’t wait to get my room done to continue creating. Thanks Dina and The Paperie

  3. Thrilled beyond measure that the Paperie made the effort to get such a wonderful artist and teacher available to us!! I had a fabulous weekend, and can’t wait to start playing with all the techniques Dina taught us. Fellowship, creativity, and chocolate…what more could I wish for? Thanks to you all for a wicked time!!

    Shine on!

  4. We LOVED having you! We’ve had SO many rave reviews; on the blog, through email, and in person. Everyone was so complimentary – you have many new fans in Newfoundland!

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