Following are some of the Workshop comments you've sent us.
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Thank you for your kind words!!
(In the interests of privacy, we've withheld writer's full names.)
Thank you so much for the gift of teaching. Your style brings confidence and allows for a relaxed ambiance and fun! You are kind and very generous. You and Dan make a great team! I look forward to spending more time with you two and learn in such a beautiful environment. S--
Got back home safely but want to thank you so much for such a lovely, creative time at your beautiful home. You two are very special people and I hope we will stay in touch. My husband and daughter are really liking the new addition (Garden Spirit) to our home. She is beautiful, thanks to you Tineke. Cannot thank you enough xxxooo C--
I enjoyed your workshop so much that I truly look forward to the next one. You and Dan, your location, the meal, the artistic endeavor (without any stress) and the resulting sculpture. All marvelous. Thank you. N-- 😊
Thanks so much for a wonderful day Tineke! You and Dan make a lovely team and provide a warm, encouraging environment in which your students can develop their skills and creativity. Lunch was fabulous, as was all the camaraderie and great conversation... please keep me posted on upcoming events. Take Care and I look forward to the next opportunity to work with you in the near future. M--
Hello Tineke and Dan,
I would like to thank you for such a wonderful opportunity to have taken your workshop in June.
I found the atmosphere and the surroundings very breathtaking and relaxing. The luncheon and the extra's during the day were delightful. Looking forward to another class in the near future. F--
Thank you very much for yesterday. Your expertise and assistance is AWESOME! It was way beyond my expectation that you would be able to extrude such a great expectation from
within me. As an added piece of fun for us ...the event was actually my birthday present to K-- the daughter I never had... We had a wonderful time and we are both very pleased with our accomplishments. R--
Superb ! You were such a fantastic instructor! Thanks to you, Dan for capturing the day's event. I enjoyed my day to the fullest! I am hooked to this art form! I sure am interested in learning more. So please keep me informed of further workshops. C--
Hi Tineke and Dan,
Thanks so much for the incredible workshop yesterday. I've never attended any kind of artsy class where I have come home more satisfied with a novice piece of art. Fibres and fabrics have been an integral part of my life (off and on) for thirty years, and I was a maniacal weaver in days gone past. But in recent years my creative interests have moved on to other areas, mainly writing. Your workshop reminded me of the visual artist lurking beneath my exterior. Whenever I look at my lady, whom I have named Anya, I will always be reminded of the wonderful hospitality you both provided. The camaraderie of my fellow classmates was delightful and the food and drink memorable. The stain on my shirt will remain to remind me of the delicious zucchini soup.
I'm looking forward to the next class. Thanks again, L--
Dear Tineke and Dan
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed our day yesterday! I'm totally in love with Fiona, (that's what I have named her) and my husband is already talking about what I'll create next
year :) There is something about the process, your home and you two people that is very good for my soul. All the best! J--
Dear Tineke & Dan
I am still reflecting on the magical day I experienced in your lovely home. I just loved the workshop, the delicious & filling luncheon & the extra treats in between. With Tineke's patience & guiding hands (plus lots of additional assistance) I was able to put it all together & am thrilled with my very own Garden Spirit. Sharing the experience with M--- was a pleasure as well.
A big thank you to Dan for being so organized, attentive & entertaining. Together, your day's events were choreographed to perfection right down to the weather. I would truly love the opportunity to attend another. Thank you both again for a relaxing great day in the 'woods'! K--
Dear Tineke + Dan
Just a short note to thank you both for a truly lovely day in Perth. I have admired your work for years and it took me till my retirement to finally attend your workshop..... I'll be thinking of you every time I look at my new addition to my garden. F--
Hello Tineke and Dan,
Thank you so much for your warm and wonderful hospitality yesterday for the Garden Spirit workshop. It was delightful to make art in such a fairy tale setting as yours while being indulged and nurtured with all your special treats. I left your home feeling relaxed and creatively inspired. You offer much more than a workshop; you create a safe environment to explore creativity with a new medium using gentle guidance and encouragement in an idyllic peaceful setting. I have a feeling that I will be hooked on creating more garden spirits thanks to you.
Warm wishes and happy creating, J--
Hello Tineke and Dan,
I wish to Thank You! for a wonderful workshop last saturday. It is difficult for me to find the appropriate words to describe the total experience of this workshop but these words come to mind and heart: artistic discovery, fun, incomparable teacher and host, beautiful surroundings, great co-workshoppers, pleasure of coming home with my very own Garden Spirit now named Sarah. Sharing this experience with my daughter has also doubled the pleasure. Both my daughter and myself wish to attend your next workshop. Once is just not enough…D--
Dear Tineke and Dan. Thank you for another terrific day and workshop. I really appreciate the care, time and commitment that you give to us who take them.... S--
Hi Tineke and Dan,
Thank you so much for your workshop yesterday. Not only was it fun and successful for everyone, it was also friendly and relaxed. Tineke, you helped each person to achieve success and offered your materials to support the items we didn't bring. Dan I noticed that you took the time to speak to each participant to make them feel welcome and that you wanted them to enjoy their time at your home. What a beautiful home and environment. [My daughter] has already said she wants to come to a witches workshop and I will come with her. So when you have another workshop like yesterday's please let me know. Loved your soup and if you are able to share it, please send it. S--
Thank you very much for the photos. They sure bring back great memories. You and Dan did a fabulous job of making us feel at home in your home. I have told many people about the wonder of your workshop day… Give that husband of yours and the cats a hug for me. Affectionately, S--
Hi Tineke and Dan,
THANK you so very much for a REALLY fun day yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and love my creation (as do my family as well). I have placed her in the living room and she fits right in. I am already dreaming of making another one some time. Thank you Tineke for sharing your amazing creative talents with us all. See you soon. Hugs to you both. B--
Tineke and Dan. I wanted to thank you so much for another lovely workshop. I am extremely pleased with my mermaid and can’t wait to have her join the others outside when I varnish her! Those interludes outside for lunch and highlighting were very pleasant and added immeasurably to the day – especially since you had prepared such a marvellous lunch. Do keep me in mind for an intermediate workshop in the fall! Thanks again!!!! And take good care, I--
Dear Tineke & Dan,
Thank you so very much for the wonderful workshop. Not only did we each leave with an impressive Garden Spirit of our very own creation, but we left with a sense of renewed faith in our creative abilities. What an accomplishment! Tineke, you guided us in creating beautiful little statues that will remind us of this incredible, fun-filled day. Now, that's a Christmas present!
Many thanks, L--
Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much. Tineke you have over the years so quietly shown a spirit of strength and caring. You graciousness has always shown through and you have lifted the spirits of people who you don't even know (me being one of them). I am so glad you shared your gifted talent with me, as it has inspired me, calmed me and helped me to see another potential.
Thanks so much - we had a truly wonderful experience and day together! You are so professional and fun and you and your hubby make a grand team! [Your Workshop] was so totally worth it!!!!!!! My husband said we are not putting it outside...too nice, but I said that it was supposed to go out... I said you should see Tineke and Dan's yard with all her sculptures. Can't wait for the next workshop!!!
Best Regards, M--
Tineke. ...I believe this is one of the most professional, fun, thorough and exciting workshops I have ever taken. Great food, great camaraderie...just could not have been better...and...I love my sculpture - and so do my hubby, son and family...lots of oohs and ahs..couldn't believe I made this creation...
dear dan and tineke thanks so much for the workshop on saturday i felt like i went to a spa for a rest, it was a wonderful time hope you weren't too tired after all our questions etc... you have a beautiful home and your hospitality was appreciated.. enjoy your day c--
... tons of compliments on both of our statues..and we shared a very special day together! I would recommend this workshop to all friends and family...
Happy Day, Hugs, L--