Saturday, October 3, 2009


So much to share so little time!
I wanted to share some photos with you of us here in Europe painting with our friends as well as tell you a quick tip about my blog!

There are several buttons on the right hand side of my blog - see the Crafty Wave logo on the top right side there? When you click on that it will take you to the Crafty Wave Blog. The button below that is for our January Painting Event, my Vegas Paints Class in February, Painting Cruise in April, our June West Coast Retreat event, and my new Painting & Clay book. Make sure to click on each of those buttons to get more information so that you don't miss out on some amazing opportunities!


Mark Taylor sent this letter about CE UK and I wanted to share it with you all. We've had limited access to computers so I'll write more about our European One Stroke Painting Adventure soon.

We started the classes on Saturday at 8.30am with WaterStrokes 2 projects - everyone loved them! We sold out of the kits on Friday afternoon before they even had a chance to try it. We moved on to the wildflower canvas, then the rooster, then fabric painting ~ a Santa. But we weren't finished yet! Then Donna taught three clay projects - finishing at 7.30pm - where does she get the energy? It has to be healthy chocolate! Sunday morning at 8.30am we started again - The tiger was first, then the 4 10 x 10 canvases, the blue jar & spider mums finishing with the 'little bird'. I make that 14 projects painted & sculpted in 2 days - incredible! The group left on Sunday unable to paint another stroke - but very, very happy.

This was the 5th year of CE's in the UK and we thought that we wouldn't be able to hold another next year - we are bowing down to the pressure from a realtatively small, but very inistent group of painters - so a UK retreat could well be on the cards for 2010. Each year we think that we couldn't possibly improve on the previous one - but each year somehow it happens. Donna keeps coming back with new designs & techniques to enthrall the group, the delegates have got to know each other over the last 5 years and have made lasting friendships. And they just don't want it to end.


Then it was off to Italy ~ here are some pictures from our trip so far and I'll share more with you real soon.

Marc & I in Italy

Enzo, Me and Marc

Marc, Marzia and me enjoying this beautiful Italian weather!

Me & Marzia

Then it was time for painting, painting and more painting!

Marc and I are having such a fabulous time in Europe ~ painting with our British and Italian friends (we really miss our family though and can't wait to see the kids and grandkids).
I'll share more European photos with you soon as well as photos from my upcoming workshops and Crafty Wave event in Warner Robins, Georgia!
Have a blessed day!
Love, Donna