<![CDATA[New Products from Donna Downey Store]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/rss/catalog/new/store_id/1/ Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 Zend_Feed en_US http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Sunrise Sunset Mechanicals Metal Vintage Trinkets]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/sunrise-sunset-mechanicals-metal-vintage-trinkets.html PRIMA MARKETING-Sunrise Sunset: Mechanicals Metal Vintage Trinkets: Mini Numbers. These trinkets have a vintage look to accent any scrapbooking page in a unique way. This 4x6 inch package contains twenty pieces.]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Lemonlush Letterpress Journal Cards 3"X4" 10/Pkg]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/lemonlush-letterpress-journal-cards-3-x4-10-pkg.html STUDIO CALICO-Lemonlush Letterpress Journal Cards: Number Tags With Grommets. A perfect addition for all your paper crafts and more! This package contains ten 4x3 inch journal cards with numbers 0-9. There is a small 1/8 inch hole that a string will fit through. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[The Pier Plastic Alphas & Numbers 58 Pieces]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/the-pier-plastic-alphas-numbers-58-pieces.html CRATE PAPER-The Pier Collection: Plastic Alphas & Numbers. Use these fun little plastic embellishments to add a word or phrase in a unique way! Plastic pieces are clear with the letter in orange. This package contains fifty-eight 1-1/4x1-3/4 inch plastic letters. Imported. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Fractured Angel Stencil 9x12]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/fractured-angel-stencil-9x12.html Fractured Angel was designed by Kate Thompson. Kate was inspired by the lyrics in Leonard Cohen's "Anthem" as she created this Fractured Angels collection. "Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in." Use her glorious angels and cherubs in your mixed-media art, encaustic art, papercrafting, art journaling, painting, collage, and more!
9” x 12”
7 mil mylar stencil that is thick enough to be durable and long lasting, yet they are thin enough to provide a seamless look in your art.
Made in the USA.
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<![CDATA[Cherub Circle Stencil 9x12]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/cherub-circle-stencil-9x12.html Cherub Circle was designed by Kate Thompson. This stencil is part of the The Fractured Angels collection and was inspired by the lyrics in Leonard Cohen's "Anthem". "Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in." Use her glorious angels and cherubs in your mixed-media art, encaustic art, papercrafting, art journaling, painting, collage, and more!

9” x 12”
7 mil mylar stencil that is thick enough to be durable and long lasting, yet they are thin enough to provide a seamless look in your art.
Made in the USA. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fractured Cherub Stencil 9x12]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/fractured-cherub-stencil-9x12.html Fractured Cherub was designed by Kate Thompson. Kate was inspired by the lyrics in Leonard Cohen's "Anthem" as she created this Fractured Angels collection. "Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in." Use her glorious angels and cherubs in your mixed-media art, encaustic art, papercrafting, art journaling, painting, collage, and more!
9” x 12”
7 mil mylar stencil that is thick enough to be durable and long lasting, yet they are thin enough to provide a seamless look in your art.
Made in the USA.
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<![CDATA[Angel Circle Stencil 6x6]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/angel-circle-stencil-6x6.html Angel Circle was designed by Kate Thompson. Kate was inspired by the lyrics in Leonard Cohen's "Anthem" as she created this Fractured Angels collection. "Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in." Use her glorious angels and cherubs in your mixed-media art, encaustic art, papercrafting, art journaling, painting, collage, and more!
6” x 6”
7 mil mylar stencil that is thick enough to be durable and long lasting, yet they are thin enough to provide a seamless look in your art.
Made in the USA.
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<![CDATA[Journal Prompt Face Stencil 4x4]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/journal-prompt-face-stencil-4x4.html Journal Prompt Face Stencil M018
Artist Designer - Pam Carriker
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<![CDATA[All-Stabilo Colored Pencil - RED]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/all-stabilo-colored-pencil-red.html A water-soluble pencil that will mark clearly, densely and legibly on any surface including acetate, paper, glass, metal, photo and film. Wipes off with a damp cloth on smooth surfaces and erases on paper.]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[High Flow Acrylic 4 oz - Fluorescent Pink]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/high-flow-acrylic-4-oz-fluorescent-pink.html These acrylic paints have an ink-like consistency that lends itself to a wide range of techniques. From fine line detail work to broad strokes, these acrylics are suitable for many different applications including calligraphy, mixed media, airbrush, refillable markers, technical pens and brushes. Designed for artists who want to achieve fine line detail, standing effects and level colors. The line includes natural earth colors, core colors, iridescent colors and fluorescent colors.]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[High Flow Acrylic - sap green hue]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/high-flow-acrylic-sap-green-hue.html These acrylic paints have an ink-like consistency that lends itself to a wide range of techniques. From fine line detail work to broad strokes, these acrylics are suitable for many different applications including calligraphy, mixed media, airbrush, refillable markers, technical pens and brushes. Designed for artists who want to achieve fine line detail, standing effects and level colors. The line includes natural earth colors, core colors, iridescent colors and fluorescent colors.]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[High Flow Acrylic - green gold ]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/high-flow-acrylic-green-gold.html These acrylic paints have an ink-like consistency that lends itself to a wide range of techniques. From fine line detail work to broad strokes, these acrylics are suitable for many different applications including calligraphy, mixed media, airbrush, refillable markers, technical pens and brushes. Designed for artists who want to achieve fine line detail, standing effects and level colors. The line includes natural earth colors, core colors, iridescent colors and fluorescent colors.]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[High Flow Acrylic - raw umber]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/high-flow-acrylic-raw-umber.html These acrylic paints have an ink-like consistency that lends itself to a wide range of techniques. From fine line detail work to broad strokes, these acrylics are suitable for many different applications including calligraphy, mixed media, airbrush, refillable markers, technical pens and brushes. Designed for artists who want to achieve fine line detail, standing effects and level colors. The line includes natural earth colors, core colors, iridescent colors and fluorescent colors.]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[London, New York, and Paris Workshop]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/london-new-york-and-paris-workshop.html Join Stephen Lursen as he shows you step by step how to create a beautiful painting full of style and color! He paints an 11"x14" canvas, creating a mixed media painting primarily with acrylic paints and some collage. With his love of travel his painting workshop includes how to paint Big Ben, the famous London clock tower, The Chrysler Building of New York, and of course the Eiffel Tower of Paris.

This 720HD instructional painting video is broken down into 5 parts for smaller file size and easier downloading.

The far left section of London's Big Ben clock tower is inspired by the song "Foggy London Town". Big Ben is enveloped in wispy whimsical pointillist fog. The center section tries to show off New York with bright spotlights shining up into the heavens. Lastly, Paris is represented in the far right section with lovely vibrant firework explosions of color.

This workshop can be painted in so many ways making it a great value! After painting a similar work of art, you can take the lessons learned and create new original paintings where only one iconic city is painted per canvas and create an amazing collage of art!



London, New York, and Paris workshop part 1: (10:55)
London, New York, and Paris workshop part 2: (11:44)
London, New York, and Paris workshop part 3: (11:03)
London, New York, and Paris workshop part 4: (11:51)
London, New York, and Paris workshop part 5: (13:34)
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<![CDATA[London, New York, and Paris Painting]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/london-new-york-and-paris-painting.html 11"x14" acrylic and collage on canvas by Stephen Lursen. This painting is the creative product of his new online workshop by the same name. The canvas is stretched over a wooden frame and the sides of the canvas are painted black. No framing is necessary to hang this original work of art. It is signed in paint by Stephen.]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Heavy Body Acrylics - Neutral Grey N4 2oz]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/heavy-body-acrylics-neutral-grey-n4-2oz.html These 100% acrylic, smooth, thick colors are offered in a large assortment of unique pure pigments. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. They render excellent permanency and lightfastness. Each color is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment loads dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Heavy Body Acrylics - Neutral Grey N7 2oz]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/heavy-body-acrylics-neutral-grey-n7-2oz.html These 100% acrylic, smooth, thick colors are offered in a large assortment of unique pure pigments. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. They render excellent permanency and lightfastness. Each color is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment loads dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Heavy Body Acrylics - Neutral Grey N3 2oz]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/heavy-body-acrylics-neutral-grey-n3-2oz.html These 100% acrylic, smooth, thick colors are offered in a large assortment of unique pure pigments. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. They render excellent permanency and lightfastness. Each color is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment loads dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Heavy Body Acrylics - Neutral Grey N2 2oz]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/heavy-body-acrylics-neutral-grey-n2-2oz.html These 100% acrylic, smooth, thick colors are offered in a large assortment of unique pure pigments. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. They render excellent permanency and lightfastness. Each color is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment loads dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Heavy Body Acrylics - Neutral Grey N6 2oz]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/heavy-body-acrylics-neutral-grey-n6-2oz.html These 100% acrylic, smooth, thick colors are offered in a large assortment of unique pure pigments. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. They render excellent permanency and lightfastness. Each color is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment loads dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Heavy Body Acrylics - Neutral Grey N8 2oz]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/heavy-body-acrylics-neutral-grey-n8-2oz.html These 100% acrylic, smooth, thick colors are offered in a large assortment of unique pure pigments. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. They render excellent permanency and lightfastness. Each color is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment loads dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Venetian Stencil Large 9"x12"]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/venetian-stencil-large-9-x12.html Venetian Large Stencil by Carolyn Dube is part of a series inspired by the architecture of Europe. This stencil is designed for use as a complete building as well as using isolated elements from within the stencil.
9” x 12”
7 mil mylar stencil that is thick enough to be durable and long lasting, yet they are thin enough to provide a seamless look in your art.
Made in the USA. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cosmetic Bag Zipper Top - Dog Tales "three friends"]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/cosmetic-bag-zipper-top-dog-tales-three-friends.html Bright, vivid colors define the signature artwork of artist Laurel Burch. Her totes are designed to be practical and useful art.
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<![CDATA[Cosmetic Bag Zipper Top - Dog Tales "puppy party"]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/cosmetic-bag-zipper-top-dog-tales-puppy-party.html Bright, vivid colors define the signature artwork of artist Laurel Burch. Her totes are designed to be practical and useful art.
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<![CDATA[Cosmetic Bag Zipper Top - Dog Tales "garden pups"]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/cosmetic-bag-zipper-top-dog-tales-garden-pups.html Bright, vivid colors define the signature artwork of artist Laurel Burch. Her totes are designed to be practical and useful art.
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<![CDATA[Heavy Body Acrylic - ultramarine blue 2oz]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/heavy-body-acrylic-ultramarine-blue-2oz.html These 100% acrylic, smooth, thick colors are offered in a large assortment of unique pure pigments. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. They render excellent permanency and lightfastness. Each color is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment loads dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Heavy Body Acrylic - yellow ochre 2oz]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/heavy-body-acrylic-yellow-ochre-2oz.html These 100% acrylic, smooth, thick colors are offered in a large assortment of unique pure pigments. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. They render excellent permanency and lightfastness. Each color is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment loads dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Heavy Body Acrylic - quinacridone crimson 2oz]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/heavy-body-acrylic-quinacridone-crimson-2oz.html These 100% acrylic, smooth, thick colors are offered in a large assortment of unique pure pigments. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. They render excellent permanency and lightfastness. Each color is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment loads dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Heavy Body Acrylic - paynes gray 2oz]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/heavy-body-acrylic-paynes-gray-2oz.html These 100% acrylic, smooth, thick colors are offered in a large assortment of unique pure pigments. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. They render excellent permanency and lightfastness. Each color is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment loads dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Irresistible Pico Embellisher - wedding dress]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/irresistible-pico-embellisher-wedding-dress.html Irresisitible Pico Embellisher adds fabulous texture and vibrant, fade-resistant color. It can be sprayed, brushed, dabbed, or stamped onto porous and non-porous surfaces. Colors are mixable for your own custom hues. Use with water for a unique water color effect, or with dye pigment inks for a high-impact resist effect.

Pico embellisher comes in a fine-tipped applicator great for writing, doodling and other embellishing.

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<![CDATA[Irresistible Pico Embellisher - neon orange]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/irresistible-pico-embellisher-neon-orange.html Irresisitible Pico Embellisher adds fabulous texture and vibrant, fade-resistant color. It can be sprayed, brushed, dabbed, or stamped onto porous and non-porous surfaces. Colors are mixable for your own custom hues. Use with water for a unique water color effect, or with dye pigment inks for a high-impact resist effect.

Pico embellisher comes in a fine-tipped applicator great for writing, doodling and other embellishing.

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<![CDATA[Irresistible Pico Embellisher - neon coral]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/irresistible-pico-embellisher-neon-coral.html Irresisitible Pico Embellisher adds fabulous texture and vibrant, fade-resistant color. It can be sprayed, brushed, dabbed, or stamped onto porous and non-porous surfaces. Colors are mixable for your own custom hues. Use with water for a unique water color effect, or with dye pigment inks for a high-impact resist effect.

Pico embellisher comes in a fine-tipped applicator great for writing, doodling and other embellishing.

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<![CDATA[Irresistible Pico Embellisher - neon pink]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/irresistible-pico-embellisher-neon-pink.html Irresisitible Pico Embellisher adds fabulous texture and vibrant, fade-resistant color. It can be sprayed, brushed, dabbed, or stamped onto porous and non-porous surfaces. Colors are mixable for your own custom hues. Use with water for a unique water color effect, or with dye pigment inks for a high-impact resist effect.

Pico embellisher comes in a fine-tipped applicator great for writing, doodling and other embellishing.

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<![CDATA[Rembrandt's Words Small Stencil 6x6]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/rembrandt-s-words-small-stencil-6x6.html Rembrandt's Words was designed by Carolyn Dube. This artful Dutch writing stencil harkens back to the time of Rembrandt and the old masters of painting. Infuse a bit of art history into your creations with the flowing script straight from the ink of a quill pen. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Now Is The Time Small Stencil 6x6]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/now-is-the-time-small-stencil-6x6.html Now is the the time for you to soar, to fly, to live your dreams with this stencil designed by Carolyn Dube. Add all of these words of encouragement to your art or pick and choose individual words that speak to you in the moment. Companion Stencil: Now Is The Time Large Product Details 6” x 6” 7 mil mylar stencil that is thick enough to be durable and long lasting, yet they are thin enough to provide a seamless look in your art. Made in the USA]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Illegible Stencil 6x6]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/illegible-stencil-6x6.html Illegible is a stencil created by Kae Pea to add the look of messy handwriting for just the right touch of added texture and interest. The randomness of this stencil allows the artist to pick it up then put it back down and still create seamless looking art. This stencil is great for background in journals, small canvases, hand made cards, and more!
Product Details
6” x 6”
7 mil mylar stencil that is thick enough to be durable and long lasting, yet they are thin enough to provide a seamless look in your art.
Made in the USA. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Circles Circles Stencil 9x12]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/circles-circles-stencil-9x12.html Circle Circles, designed by Traci Bautista, was inspired by repeating geometric circles. Use this mask to add a “hand painted” like mark to the surface. Product Details approximately 9” x 12” 7 mil mylar stencil that is thick enough to be durable and long lasting, yet they are thin enough to provide a seamless look in your art. Made in the USA. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Jeanne d'Arc Living - Living Soul dress - plum]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/jeanne-d-arc-living-living-soul-dress-plum.html


clothing line by Jeanne d'Arc Living from Denmark
lace details
ruffled sleeves
tie back
100% cotton. cool water, lay flat to dry

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<![CDATA[Jeanne d'Arc Living - Adore Life Dress - dust green]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/jeanne-d-arc-living-adore-life-dress-dust-green.html
clothing line by Jeanne d'Arc Living from Denmark
lace detailing
ruffled sleeves
tie back
100% cotton. cool water, lay flat to dry
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<![CDATA[Jeanne d'Arc Living - Hopeful Hearts blouse - gray]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/jeanne-d-arc-living-hopeful-hearts-blouse-gray.html clothing line by Jeanne d'Arc Living from Denmark
100% cotton. cool water, lay flat to dry
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<![CDATA[Jeanne d'Arc Living - Graceful Hopes dress - grey]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/jeanne-d-arc-living-graceful-hopes-dress-grey.html
clothing line by Jeanne d'Arc Living from Denmark
button front
ruffled sleeves
lace accents
100% cotton. cool water, lay flat to dry
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<![CDATA[Jeanne d'Arc Living - Graceful Hopes dress - brown]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/jeanne-d-arc-living-graceful-hopes-dress-brown.html clothing line by Jeanne d'Arc Living from Denmark
button front
ruffled sleeves
lace accents
100% cotton. cool water, lay flat to dry
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<![CDATA[Jeanne d'Arc Living - Hopeful Life blouse - cream]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/jeanne-d-arc-living-hopeful-life-blouse-cream.html clothing line by Jeanne d'Arc Living from Denmark
lace detail on sleeves and hem
tie back
100% cotton. cool water, lay flat to dry
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<![CDATA[Jeanne d'Arc Living - Natural Feelings tunic - grey]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/jeanne-d-arc-living-natural-feelings-tunic-grey.html clothing line by Jeanne d'Arc Living from Denmark
button front v-neck
100% linen.
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<![CDATA[Jeanne d'Arc Living - pearl string - powder rose]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/jeanne-d-arc-living-pearl-string-powder-rose.html Jeanne d'Arc Living
Nice string of pearls in powder rose. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Jeanne d'Arc Living - pearl string - golden]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/jeanne-d-arc-living-pearl-string-golden.html Jeanne d'Arc Living
Nice string of pearls with golden pearls. ]]>
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<![CDATA[10 – 10x10 canvases in 10 days Workshop]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/10-10x10-canvases-in-10-days-workshop.html The idea of working in series is about investing the time to take a deeper, more full look at particular ideas, themes, or compositions in a more meaningful way. It is less about repetition and more about how to do the same thing differently, each day bringing a new version of yourself and perspectives to the canvas. It's like looking at something under a microscope as opposed to giving it a casual passing glance. The closer you look, the more you see, and the more you see, the more fascinating it gets.

The concept of strength in numbers also has a greater impact when working in a series, not only for the artist, but also for the viewer. The artists ability to unify a concept across several pieces, gives the artist a chance to take greater liberties when exploring their media, but to more profoundly connect with their audience. With a series, there's a cumulative effect greater than the emotion evoked from each individual works standing on its own.

Tips for working in a series:
• Working in series allows you to explore ideas more thoroughly and give them some breathing room. It is absolutely ok if you can’t create a canvas a day for 10 days…take a month or 6 if you need to.
• Decide the theme or concept that you want your series of art to be about. This might be something you can decide before you even start or possibly identify early on as you begin the momentum of the creative process. The sooner you're able to define your intentions, the more focused and directed you become, and the more unified the works will ultimately be.
• If you're unsure where you want to start with your series, rather jumping in (like I do), try sketching out various ideas for compositions first. See whether they hold your interest individually or as a group.
• If you’re struggling with the concept of working in one theme and like to bounce around, try working on several series simultaneously. Or take a break from working on a series and make one or two of whatever you want to make; then get back to work on the series.
• Once you start creating and developing your ideas for your art, stick with them. This isn't always easy, but forcing yourself to stay focused and disciplined without getting frustrated or distracted keeps you totally involved in the outcome. I promise you, your dedication to your art and your process will have a huge payoff in the end. Trust the process and believe in your self, confidence is key.
• Often when working in a series as opposed to “onesies”, you become less focused on the individual piece and therefore you no longer experience the fear of “ruining” it. This practice of working in multiples can provide a new sense of creative freedom!

Check out the trailer

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<![CDATA[Daily Flash Chipboard 6"X8" - tag numbers ]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/daily-flash-chipboard-6-x8-tag-numbers.html OCTOBER AFTERNOON-Daily Flash Chipboard. Perfect for all your scrapbooking needs! This package contains one 8x6 inch sheet with several different chipboards.
Acid free.
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<![CDATA[DIY shop tags - newsprint]]> http://www.donnadowney.com/diy-shop-tags-newsprint.html This innovative collection serves as a jumping off point filled with ready-to-use products ideal for embellishing and enhancing. Products are in neutral shades of kraft, chalkboard black, bright white and woodgrain. Personalize your handmade projects with DIY Shop! ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0000