Saturday, February 2, 2013

Blog Candy Winner and Donna Downey


For Christmas this year my daughter's gave me a gift certificate for Donna Downey's studio classes here in NC.  I am lucky enough to have her studio only 9 miles from my house.  We took her Pan Pastel class.  She is awesome and so much fun.  This is my board.  I learned so much about Pan Pastels and how you can use them.  The colors are even prettier in real life.  


This is her bathroom in her studio.  Last year she offered up over 300 paintbrushes for sale and you were to decorate them and send them back to her for display in her bathroom.  So amazing to see all of them.  The bathrooms in her studio are the best part.  So much creativity. 


She was kind enough to take a picture with me.  Look at all that amazing artwork she has on her walls.  I thoroughly enjoyed this day.  She oozes creativity.  If you ever have the chance to take a class with her do it.  Well worth the time.  

Some of you asked about my blog header.  That is a picture of what my kids gave me for Christmas.  One of my all time favorite gifts.  

Now on to my Blog Candy Winner:

Adorable!! Love the black & red combo with this cutie!! Thanks for a chance to win.
Hugs~Sheri



17 comments:

  1. What a fabulous Christmas gift and looks like you were a good student too - the card is fabulous!!

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  2. That class you took looks amazing. I just love your piece of art! You oooouuuzzzz creativity Dawn!!!! Talented!

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  3. What an awesome and thoughtful gift. Your board is beautiful. What a great place for inspiration.

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  4. I love your new blog banner...alas I don't have enough kids to create such a special message. Off to think of a 2 letter word that would be suitable...lol. xx

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  5. Hi Dawn! You are soooo lucky to live close to Donna! JEALOUS! I received the exploring mixed media pan pastel kit (featuring those beautiful hearts above) as a gift for Christmas. Now you just put the kick in the pants that I needed to open the box and start playing! Thanks! (Oh, and of course my brush is hanging in that bathroom:)

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    1. Oh my goodness. I wish I had known that I would have looked for your brush. It is so amazing. If you ever have the opportunity to visit NC go to her shop. It is awesome. I can't wait to see what you do with the pan pastels. I want to take some of her online classes. Love the March one coming up. :)

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  6. This is beautiful Dawn, what a wonderful gift your daughter gave you.

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  7. Oooh Dawn!! You lucky girl!! You both look absolutely beautiful and I love your new header!! Looks fabulous!! What a cute idea!

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  8. I'd say that was the perfect gift for Mom!! What FUN! Love your board w/such rich colors! You're a natural artist!

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  9. Love your texture and prettily coloured hearts on this lovely card, Dawn. I'm so pleased you had fun at your class - the photo of you is lovely! Hugs, Lesley

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  10. Oh, Dawn, your board is gorgeous! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Good for you, and I love the photo of your both! You are gorgeous!! Hugs, Cheryl

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  11. That class looks like it would be just fantastic! What an awesome idea to decorate the bathroom walls with brushes! Your board is gorgeous. You obviously were the star pupil! I enjoyed the picture too. It was nice seeing a current photo of you. The tiny photo above doesn't nearly do you justice or show everyone just how beautiful you are!

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  12. Oh how fun! Love your board! I have thought about taking one of her classes... we'll have to see. Looks like you had a blast!

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  13. Dawn you look great girl! I think the paintbrush is a clever idea of hers. Glad you enjoyed the class. That is the best gift the kids gave you.

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  14. Gorgeous, Dawn! You are one very creative soul!

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  15. What beautiful art! You did a fabulous job GF! I so wish I lived close enough to take a class, sounds like so much fun. :)

    Hugs~

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  16. Hi Dawn girl. What a gorgeous creation Dawn. Sounds like such a wonderful learning experience. I love those paintbrushes!

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