Welcome to My Gentle Threads! Life is all about the journey we walk each and every day and the lessons we learn from our experiences. I love sharing my artistic moments, thoughts and adventures with you here! I wish you peace and light in your life!
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!
An Artful Spirit
Donna Z. Wynn & Suzan K. Thompson invite you to...
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 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.