WOW. What a fabulous time I had in North Carolina teaching at Donna Downey Studios! So much fun and laughter, mixed with tons of creativity, learning, and finished books! I highly recommend taking a workshop at Donna's gorgeous studio/store! You will love it!From the moment you arrive, you're completely taken care of. Not one detail is missed, with each student's comfort always top priority (and the instructor too). The food is fabulous, and is catered by Donna's mom, “Grandma Cookie”. She's a fabulous cook, and addresses any food issue you might have. And if you have a sweet tooth... that's taken care of too! The "candy-bar" is open all day long... Special care is taken to make sure each guest has everything they might need or want. Amazing. Everything is provided, and the tables are well stocked with supplies when you arrive. And she has EIGHT machines for students to borrow!
Even the bathroom is decorated with fun, embellished paint brushes hanging on the walls. I have a new brush that Donna sent home with me that I'll get creative with and send back.
And I can't forget to mention the store mascot...Karma. Donna's 10 week old puppy was always in her puppy pocket. Isn't she the cutest thing?
Class time was wonderful, and I was thrilled that almost all of my 24 students finished their journal! And Olga even finished TWO! So fun. Following are random shots of class projects at different stages of completion. I'm sorry I don't have names to go with everyone's fabulous work. I wish I had had time to go through each journal without rushing, but class is always like that- never enough time. These girls were amazing with all the work they produced!
One night, instead of dinner at the store, we were treated to a stretch limo ride out to dinner. So fun to jam most of us into the limo and enjoy a fun evening out. Disco lights and a live band playing oldies but goodies topped off the fun.
And great news! I've been invited to return and teach again next year! Can't wait. It will be October 23-26, 2014! Save the date! We will go on a photo walk, laugh, create with our photos, eat good food, and learn lots!