Monday, February 4, 2013

My new day workshop . . . "An Artful Spirit"


This is truly a dream come true in the making!  Decided to step out of the "attend" retreats and actually create one!  My long time creative friend Suzan Thompson and I have been envisioning something we could do together for a long time,  the time to step out and actually do it is finally here!

We are going to have a day of mini art workshops on a Saturday in March,
at a beautiful hotel in Virginia Beach . . .
wide open room, beautiful lighting and lots of work space!
(Actually it is the same hotel they have Art and Soul in April!)
We are going to create collage on canvas,
watercolor and doodle,
and create small journals!
You will actually go home with some finished artwork!
Come and let your inner child play for a day.

I just wanted to share it on my blog,
it actually makes it a true reality.
It is good for us to wish for something
actually envision and dream about it,
then actually bring it into reality.

Just wanted to share this opportunity with you,
and wish you the most beautiful week ever!

Invitation to
An Artful Spirit

Donna Z. Wynn & Suzan K. Thompson invite you to...  
Play and Create With
An Artful Spirit

Saturday, March 2, 2013  from 9am to 6pm

At the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel 

Make it a retreat weekend! 
Contact the hotel - just $89/night (+ tax) for participants! 

Learn More

Artful Spirit
Needing a transfusion of play and creativity to rejuvenate your life?

Want to connect with others and feed YOUR artful spirit?

We've planned a one-day retreat with 
3 mini-workshops for you:
  • The Spirit of Journal-Making
  • Artful Collage
  • Wabi Sabi Watercolor

Just $66 for the 3 mini-workshops
+ $33 for materials (what a BARGAIN!!!)
= $99 for an art-filled, spirit-infused playful day!

Register soon! 
(Spaces limited)

Who We Are

Donna Z. Wynn
Donna works full time as an Optical Manager for a successful Eye Practice in Hampton Roads.  She considers being a Mixed Media Artist, Poet and Photographer her creative life's calling!   She totally enjoys watercolors, journaling, knitting socks, mixed media collage, photography and anything creative!  She has written her own blog "Gentle Threads" for three years and it is where she shares her creative stories and poetry writings. Donna has taught art classes for MOCA in Virginia Beach (Museum of Contemporary Art), private art retreats, individual art instruction and was once a part owner in Blue Skies Gallery, in Hampton, Virginia. Sharing her art knowledge with others is a joy and she considers it to be an honor to enlighten others to the world of personal discovery through their art experiences. 

Suzan K. Thompson
Suzan works full time as a faculty member at Old Dominion University, teaching in the graduate counseling program. Even though she has taught clay jewelry-making, water color, and "Finding Your Creative Self" classes at places like MOCA and the former Ghent Studio of Fine Arts, Suzan never really saw herself as an artist.  She considered herself a creative person for a very long time, but only when she found out about the philosophy of Wabi Sabi  in early 2011 was she able to truly claim this truth: I AM an artist! The three basic principles of Wabi Sabi are: Nothing lasts. Nothing is finished. Nothing is perfect. Suzan loves to create sacred space for others to find their own wabi sabi artful spirit.


  1. oh dear, i wish i could be there! do you know how proud i am of you and how wonderful i know this is going to be? (hint: HUGE amounts of pride and wonderfulness! and a big does of sadness that i have to miss it.)

  2. This sounds fantastic, Donna!! I wish you and Suzan much joy and success on this and future artful ventures! Sending lots of love!!


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