Donna Downey

Teach me Obie-won!!!

I am on my way to a workshop at the amazeballs Donna and Bill Downey Studios in North Carolina!! I am so excited to learn how to make the most of my art studio space (other than fling paint and mix media!!! I got that).

I have been waiting for six months to come to this workshop and feel so lucky to be able to learn from her experiences with her own studio over the last 15 years.

Wish me luck!!

A few days after I get back this art journal gypsy kicks off her 2018 traveling with a craft tour to … wait for it …. Ireland!!! Can’t wait to share pics and what I learn. Wanna come along!!

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I choose to cheerfully create imperfect art! Thanks for checking in!



Keep Creating


reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated!!! I am finally making posts more than when there is a full moon and I have a left hand full of cheesy crackers!!!

My new year art goals means that I am working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in my studio. It is amazing how much more I am accomplishing now that I look at it as a non negotiable.

My first class has come and gone in my new space and I was soooo happy with the experience. I have to say though that I didn’t expect my feet to hurt as badly as they did!!! Dang ten hours on my feet was no joke.

Here are some pics of the valentines book we made. We enjoyed lunch and creating and laughing together for the day.

I am working on my next class project. It is being designed right now. I have a torch gun, masking tape, a glaze, Primas Art Alchemy amazeballs products and lots of metal and wooden bits and bobs. Pics and class info to follow soon.

Signing off for now. Did this post while sitting in the car waiting for a friend and here she comes!!!



Cheerfully Create in 2018

I have chosen “Cheerfully Create in 2018” as my tagline this year.  Of course it only works if when you say it you say two thousand one eight and not two thousand eighteen.  But that is just my little hang up.

I am blessed enough to be able to create on a daily basis and to travel and experience  amazing art adventures if I want — and I want.  So here we go.

There is an Art Adventure, or two,  that I have planned in the next 60 days and  through Instagram , twitter and this blog I am so thrilled  to take you along.  Of course I will be art journaling along the way and sharing it all.

First, I will attend a Donna Downey workshop in March.  It is designed to help me in my efforts to establish a working art studio and classroom/retail space.  After Donna Downey  I will also be going to ….. wait for it…… Ireland at the end of March and into April.

In Ireland I  will have the opportunity to learn about several of the handcrafts of the Irish people, as well as their culture, and I am truly excited to see the beautiful scenery there.  I will be traveling with my three favorite broads and you know that is gonna give me some good stories.  Our last trip was a hoot and it certainly seemed like you all enjoyed reading about it.  The Ireland trip is a  tour through Craft Tours and Mr. Jim West.  I am not sure if we will be part of the episodes on his show but anything is possible.

As I write this I am eating those candy heart things that are already out for valentine’s day and seriously thinking of cracking open another diet coke to help wash them down.  Seriously how old are these candies that they sell for valentine’s day??  I may lose a tooth here!!!

Here is to cheerfully creating imperfect art in 2018.  Come Along!!




Wednesday’s Work in progress

This piece definitely has a theme. It is just barely started but I am not mad at it at all.

The lock is about what we lock away or lock out of our Heads. Gears are about the inner workings. The netting is about what we fish for and catch in our emotional nets. I love the faucet handle in the mouth!!! I definitely suffer from “faucet mouth” sometimes.

Creating themed pieces is one of my favorite things. My art journal pages often have a theme as well such as love or hate or joy etc. what would your theme be if you created a piece of art today??

Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect to be worth it!! …. No matter what the “it” is.


Licking and Lapping

So I was working on the “rest of the story” blog post and heard licking and lapping. I don’t own a giraffe or an ant eater– so I knew i better check the hallway. I also knew it must be Arlo my puppy.

I go down the hall and see this he has gone into the pantry – found a jar of Jiff (evidently choosey mothers aren’t the only ones who choose it) and has chewed the lid off and is lapping and smacking away!!!! I will not be putting the left overs on my crackers!!!

Good grief!!!



Wednesday’s Workshop

Okay So I have a drawing class as I mentioned on Wednesdays. On Wednesday we became intimately acquainted with pears. Two hours of drawing the lines and curves and draw what you see and not what you think you see… you get the idea. So I thought I would post my drawing and see if anyone can tell it is a pear. It’s questionable at best!!

by the way her name is Gertrude and she is a Gemini— what— I told you we were supposed to get intimately acquainted with our pear. You try staring and drawing something for two hours and not ask his/her name or sign. … it can’t be done I tellzzz ya. It just can’t be done.

Enjoy the rest of your week and speaking of “rest of … “. I’m writing the rest of the story blog right now about the Mexico not Hawaii trip. It will be up later tonight. Check my blog tomorrow for the …”rest of the story” a.k.a. How I rolled the ATV while mud bogging in Kauai with Mr.