Welcome to My Gentle Threads! It is a New Year and a time for New Creative Beginnings! This year I am entering my seventh year on my blog and I thank you for being here! I'm excited to share my creative walk with you in my sacred space. Life is all about the journey we walk each and every day. I love sharing my artistic moments, thoughts and adventures with you here! I wish you peace and light in your life!
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.