Sometimes I’m Still That Little Girl and Exciting News :)

I am turning 39 today….and I do not feel like 39 because sometimes I am still that little girl in the photo. Curious what happens next. Always expecting something fun and beautiful. Pretty naive…still…most of the time. Often times feeling insecure. Loving new shoes. Loving quirky fashion and always the mouth half-open either in awe and just laughing. And still I love birthdays and presents and can’t sleep the night before…still…

…could be worse than that, right? LOL

but wait there is more today….and actually this goes along well with the post I had started above ;)

And then – I also have some exciting news to share with you :)

Donna Downey asked four artists around the globe to accompany her in the first workshop in the series “Internationally Inspired”. She shipped each artist a big box of her products and asked  to video record their creative process. For some this was their first time in front of the camera, for others it was old hat…their only instruction was that they had to use some part of every product in the box. With no limitations on their creative styles, additional products or finished result, the results were authentically beautifully representing each artist and showcasing their stylistic niches.

this will be an experience like non other…as the world becomes just that much smaller and the talents from around the globe share with you unique ideas as they each assemble dynamic mixed-media books step-by-step right in your own home.

each artist’s video is approximately 1.5-2 hours in length and details the process from start to finish, allowing you to watch all the way through, create alongside her or interpret her ideas in your own style.

registration opens JULY 15, 2012 on Donna Downey’s page

and will be offered at an incredible price


{5 workshops for the price of 1… incredible right!!!}

and here are the artists the first of the new online workshop series Internationally INSPIRED.

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anna dabrowska

warsaw, POLAND

Anna sample-

Cari Fennell Low Res

cari fennell

new york, USA

Cari sneap peek

Nathalie pic

nathalie kalbach

hamburg, GERMANY

Nathalie sneak peek-


birgit koopsen


Birgit sneak peek-

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donna downey

north carolina, USA

Donna sneak peek-

So stoked to be part of this. Thank you Donna for asking me to join you .

I hope you will join us next week when the sign up starts :)

huge hugs



Comments (16)

  • marjiekemper


    OMG, I am so up for this workshop! And happy belated birthday wishes to you! What an awesome lineup of talented women.


  • Andrene


    Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hope your day was awesome. Cant wait for the workshop…what a great idea. And I am already introduced to 2 new artistic faces I did not know. It should be a lot of fun….and Donna is such a hoot!!!


  • Amanda H


    Happy Birthday Nat (a day late)! And a HUGE congratulations on your latest achievements! So awesome to see an international series like this!


  • martha


    What a wonderfull project! Compliments :)… and Happy Birthday too :))


  • The Rock Chic


    Happy birthday sweet chick. I hoe you had an amazing day and were spoiled rotten


  • Martha Richardson


    Happy Birthday to you….happy birthday to you…happy birthday dear Nat…happy birthday to you! And….I’m so in on this workshop:)


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