Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Donna Downey is Coming

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know I am a BIG fan of Donna Downey. She is an artist of mixed media, painting, and scrapbooking. Scrolling through her website, and her blog, Simply Me, are like stepping into a bustling artist's studio, with projects going on all about you! The first book I purchased of hers, Fabric Scrapbooking, was so creatively inspiring that I posted several finished projects I made such as the photo apron , wall hangings, tote bag, and my favorite pillow!

Imagine my excitement when I discovered she is teaching four classes this month right up the street at Stamping Details! I immediately signed up for my top two and here is what I get to make with her:
This album is an over the top mixed-media experience blending traditional scrapbooking products in uncoventional ways that results in a collected scrapbook of memories that is artistic, personal and rich with vibrant color! I am really crazed by journals and book making right now and this book combines my two favorite materials- fabric and paper.....what more can you ask for!
Thanks to my early birthday present from my parents, I also will be taking her Paint. Watercolor. Doodle Class. This album mixes and matches sizes, shapes, textures, colors, and mediums to create a bold and beautiful hand-painted and collaged mixed media scrapbook. Each page is like a mini-masterpiece and since I haven't used watercolors since I taught preschool, I figure this is a great way to advance to the next level!

Stay tuned for pics, the classes are on the 22nd and 23rd, I can not wait!!!


Tiff said...

OOH those sound so fun! I can't wait to see pictures!

Rachel and Jacob said...

how fun to look at. like candy. mmm.. you are so creative!