hey donna downey

Honestly I am not sure how long I have been following donna downey, but it has been at least three years. I know I have been waiting and conspiring how I could attend INSPIRED for that long. This year, I was ready to purchase tickets, but then saw donna would be coming to my state and I dropped everything and called my mom. I screamed in the phone so excited. And INSPIRED kinda got forgotten. (next year)

If I could say a few things about meeting donna, she is SO down to earth and very funny. You know how you meet people for the first time, but it feels like you've known them forever? That's how she is. Just like family. She cracks jokes, she made fun, she was inspiring and just wonderful to learn from.

It was like a couple of days regressing back to kindergarten. I had paint flying. My hands were dyed different colors. We played with all kinds of different mediums from watercolor to gees and acrylics. I learned so many incredible tips and came away with infinite possibilities. I love classes like these. They are few and far between, but I always END UP CENTERED and ready to go back to real life. Anything that has been plaguing me seems minute. And I have the coolest projects to continue working on.

Thanks DONNA!!!












Here are videos of her explaining techniques:
(i don't know why the videos are sideways)











A few other bloggers who took the class as well -


If I missed your donna downey link, just leave me a comment and I'll add you.

Prologue-

VERY VERY EXCITED!! I have been following Donna Downey for at least six years by email and her blog. I have tried to take classes with her, but alas the scrapbook conventions and events I have been too, she hasn't been able to make. NOW FINALLY, she has come close enough to me for a class - or two.

Dear Heidi,

2010workshopsSummertime and the living's easy... Isn't summer time the best time of the year? The kid's are out of school. It's warm and breezy outside. The BBQ and pool are calling your name. But the best part is that lifetime memories are being made!

Join me this summer at one of the stores I'll be teaching at and make those gorgeous summer memories last forever. I'll be traveling from north to south and coast to coast to bring you some of my favorite workshops ever. Be sure to carve some inside time out and join me. I'd love to see you!




Paper Vineyard
May 28th - 29th
js 2009Don't you think that Memorial Day weekend is really the start of summer? And what better way to start the summer than with a weekend full of scrapping fun? The first stop on my summer adventure will be Paper Vineyard in Chandler, Arizona. Come join me for 2 art filled days filled with technique as we create three different projects - Fabric Scrapbooking, Simply IrRESISTible, and Elegant Garden. The classes are almost full, so be sure to reserve your spot today. Contact the store at 480-656-2058 or visit their website for more information.

3 comments:

WolfeFamily said...

beautiful crafts!

lori vliegen said...

i had the pleasure of meeting donna when she came to our town for a workshop a few years ago.....and you are SO right about her being down to earth and someone that you feel like you've known for years!! her teaching style is fabulous, and i just love the way her creative mind works!! you made some spectacular projects in her workshop......thanks for sharing!! :))

jayayceeblog said...

Wasn't that class just so much fun? Loved every minute of it. My post about it will be up tomorrow, June 3rd.