One week ago I returned from Donna Downey's Inspired Artist Workshop in North Carolina.  Helmar USA, Inc. was a proud sponsor and the event was a huge success.  It was an GREAT week.  I had the honor of teaching a mini workshop along side some of the most amazing artists.  At one point I had to pinch myself when I saw my name between Stephanie Ackerman's and Margie Romney-Aslett:

TWB_9029aOf course it was great to spend time with Donna as she is always a ton of fun!  She puts on a such a great event…

TWB_9024aI was so excited for my Mini Workshop and had the honor of spending nearly 2 hours with some amazing ladies.  I absolutely LOVED being there and we had a great time with lots of gluing and laughing (two of my favorite things!)….

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At the completion of my class I wrote on Facebook:  "You ever worked for something so hard, believed in it and then felt the fruits of your labor?  Feeling just that….."

There were new friends……..Tracy and Tracie (watch out for us!):


Some stalking ones too (me adoring my new buddy Stephanie Ackerman)….and the great news she is close enough for me to really stalk!  Hi Stephanie (waving madly)….

TWB_9151a There were old friends……

TWB_9036s and ones that just felt like home…….

There is no better way to show it than with a video/photo slide show…..

and there is no better way to describe it than Truly Inspiring!


"Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful: Yourself." ~ Alan Alda