Monday, March 17, 2008

Donna Dewberry's Home~
& HD Certification
WOW! What an awesome time I had in Florida!
Tuesday, we were all invited for a chocolate tasting at Donna's home - check out my HEALTHY CHOCOLATE link on the right side of my blog!

She has such a LOVELY HOME! You know how sometimes you walk into someones house and it's just a house - and then you walk into someones house and feel like you are in a HOME! There is a difference. Donna has such a beautifully decorated HOME.

Charlie drove to Donna's home since she had the GPS system and it was absolultely hysterical when we ended up in the middle of a neighborhood and came to a dead end. They obviously closed the outlet in this neighborhood so we had to stop and ask someone that has just gotten home from work.

We ended up getting out on to the right road and made it just a little bit late. So, we nicknamed Charlie's GPS system "MAZEY" since she had us going in a maze.

The thing that really struck me were
all the things around her house that have
actually been in her painting books. Now, I don't where I thought they would be ~ it was like they were famous or something and I expected them to be in a museum or something - I don't know ~
but it was awesome to see them close up and in person.

Inside the front door ~ that's my friend Charlie trying to get her camera ready for all the photos.

No room was left untouched with PAINT
and I just loved the laundry room ~

AND the studio where she paints in her home ~
such an INSPIRATIONAL place! Oh, how I wish my studio were
this organized and pretty!

So, the week painting was FABULOUS! I have played around with this HD paint before but LEARNED so much and now LOVE this paint! We painted all day Wed, Thurs, and Fri. and took breaks for lunch and dinner. We all went to dinner at Chili's and a mexican restaurant and with such a small group it was awesome getting to know everyone on a more personal level. There were 15 of us in the certification and it was held at Dewberry Designs. There were paintings all over the place and again things that have been in Donna's books! You truly get those creative juices flowing being around all that inspirational ART!

I have some touch ups to do on some of the paintings I did last week cause they stuck together on the way home.

Here are some of my paintings that I did last week ~

I was so exhausted when I got home but was inspired so painted these magnolias after we got home from church yesterday~

Well, I best get back to house stuff, puppy stuff and hopefully more painting!
Have a great week!


Sugar Bear said...

What a wonderful home she has. The studio space is amazing - so large and organized and bright. My GPS is the same way! Nothing is as good as the ol map some days.

Mary Isabella said...

This is one beautiful home she has created. Happy St. patrick's Day my friend.....Smiles

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what a great time you and Charlie have had.

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Wow!! What a wonderful experience!!! I have always wanted to paint. Maybe someday!! Had a great visit. Hope you can stop by soon! Connie

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Wow!! What a wonderful experience!!! I have always wanted to paint. Maybe someday!! Had a great visit. Hope you can stop by soon! Connie

joan said...

Oh my goodness Sandy! What an awesome home she has. I wish I had that kind of talent. I bet you were so inspired by it all. Love all of your work. Sounds like a wonderful time.

Gail McCormack said...

I've been looking forward to seeing how your trip went Sandy. Donna Dewberry's studio is So organised, very nice indeed, I can't ever imagine myself working in something so special. Loved your enthusiasm over the paints, you have proved it by the lovely painting you did when you got home. Look forward to seeing many more

Dragonlady said...

I can see you and Charlie were in Heaven, Man what a lovely home Donna has....and you really did some wonderful art work while there....

nancy from nebraska said...

Sandy - so when are you coming to MY place to start painting on the walls? it would be a blast to have us go from room to room and just watch you CREATE!!!

I can just imagine how inspired you are feeling now - can't wait to see all your new creations!!!


Sandi McBride said...

Okay, now that's the kind of GPS I'd end up with...a cockeyed one that would get me lost...I LOVE THE FROG PAINTING...LOVE IT WANT IT! I'm a Frogophile...I really do love it, lol

windycorner said...

That laundry room is the cutest thing ever. And the vines and birds around the front door are beautiful. So much inspiration in one place.

Julie said...

I love love love the special touches that make someones home unique to themselves! Thanks for sharing that.

Rosemary said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip with us. You must have been in one stroke heaven!!

Cami said...

Hi Sandy! I loved looking at all those goodness, what a wonderful trip that must've been!!! Just wanted to stop by and say hello!

Alice J said...

OOOOOOhhhhhh! I missed going to Donna's house when I was down there! I don't know what I was doing but next time I go down I know it will be a MUST!
I see you have a lot to teach us! Your paintings are beautiful as always! Put me in for your next giveaway cause I want one of your paintings! WOW!!!
God has blessed you with quiet a talent! You go, girl!

Miss*Laurence said...

Wow! I think you just can't help getting your brushes out when you've got so many ideas! I especially loved the laundry room!
So tell us now, shich room are *you* starting with? ;-) said...

How cool that you were able to take all these photos of her home! Really nice!

michelle said...

I used to love to watch her on pbs in utah before we moved. I remember her saying she started painting after her kids were in bed and that is what I do! How amazing to see her things in real life-thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

Ooooh! Everything looks amazing. That laundry room is to die for!!

Nerissa said...

Hi Sandy
Long time no see, sorry it's been so long!
What a wonderful post between Donna's house & work & your work. I love everything. Thanks for sharing.

Take care