What a fun & creative project to be part of! I got out of my comfort zone creating with new products, and in the creation of my very first cinematic production! :)
Thanks so much for the invite, Donna!
I was raised in Texas, just outside of Houston, and now divide my time between my tiny town in Missouri, and my sweet island home off the coast of Texas! (TexMo!). I've worn many hats during my creative adventures...interior design, catering weddings, painting, & mixed media of every kind! I had a darling flower shop that grew into a gourmet food biz, that then expanded into a funky antiques store that included an eatery! (Mabel Annie's) It was featured in Romantic Homes and a couple of Country magazines! I've written a book about my assemblages and process, (Objects of Reflection....a soulful journey through assemblage) and, have had articles in Somerset and several of their other publications. It's all been a wild and fun adventure!
I've been painting forever, but in 2011 I jumped in with such passion and soul that I've never looked back! It has completely captivated me forever! I take an intuitive, engaging, soulful, and free-flowing approach in whatever I'm creating. I couldn't do it any other way! The connections with other creatives has brought me so much joy! Facilitating and teaching my workshops and retreats across the country has been such a gift! I'm pretty sure it's my favorite part of this creative journey I've been on....the community of artists, and friendships that I've made. Priceless! When I'm not painting or teaching, you can find me traveling about, or junking for that must have 'find', or even lounging about the beach with my family. I love photography, too!
here's a couple of upcoming workshops for 2017 and several in the works TBA!
(Texas & Missouri, for sure!) working on dates for a Pacific Northwest workshop, too!!!! (Seattle, most likely!)
Donna Downey Studios March 31-April 2, 2017
Pink Buddha Retreat in Portugal June 27-July 4, 2017
Check out my website for more information about upcoming workshops....
and, my blog...
I'd also love for you to come follow along with me on Instagram
my facebook Soulful Painting
If you're interested in hosting a workshop in your area, please send me an email or message! I'll be happy to send you the details!
Strathmore Mixed Media 140lb Paper 11"x14"
Donna Downey Signature Stencil
irRESITable ink by Imagine Craft
Cedar Canyon Stamp ... leaves
Pan Pastel in green shade
Molotow Black Acrylic 2mm fine tip pen
Liquitex Acrylics Soft Body in assorted colors
Golden Fluid Acrylics in assorted colors
Golden High Flow fluorescents in Pink & Orange