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2016 Recap – Day 2


Day 2 we look back to February 28 & 29 with Donna Downey.

Donna Downey is a bestselling author, instructor and all-around creative force. As a mixed-media artist, Donna is a born experimenter, blending and transforming both traditional and unexpected items into meaningful pieces of self expression. A former elementary school teacher, she has synthesized her first love of teaching with her passion for Art and brings this to women via workshops and events around the world. Donna is consistently on the leading edge of taking creative risks that push the creative envelope and empowering others to do the same with their art.

You can check out her website here.

Here are some shots of our time with Donna

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Donna’s workshop fostered a love of using joint compound in my artwork.  I love the way it makes the substrate feel substantial.

We still have some of Donna’s stamps and stencils in the shop and to celebrate her art I’m offering a 35% discount on any stamp or stencil listed below.

Stencils are normally 9.65 each

Sale price makes them 6.27 each (ca sales tax applies plus shipping for out of town customers)

Click here to purchase stencils (you will have to send me an email selecting the stencil(s) you want)

Stamps are normally $31 sale price is $20.15 (plus ca sales tax for locals and shipping for out of town customers)

Click here to purchase stamp(s) (you will need to send me an email letting me know which stamp(s) you want)

she is – dd-1107a


you will shine – dd1048a

imperfection is beauty – dd1047a


Note, I will not be shipping orders between December 19 and December 26 so if you order for out of town shipping you will have to wait for them to be shipped.  If you are local you can pick them up in the shop normal business hours.

Email to let me know which style(s) you want is andrea(at)aworkofheart(dot)com


Final Fifteen – Day 14


A little late but I’ll make it up to you!  This deal is good through Midnight tomorrow (December 15).

Today is a Stencils & Bits Bundle


Click here to purchase this $92 package for only $60 (shipped free in the US)

Included in this bundle are the following Fragments/Bits

Pod Fragments
Poppy Fragments
Flower Frame Bits
Burlap Bits
Berry Branch Bit
Rubber Band Fragments
Doodle Leaf Bits
Peony Fragment
Atomic Circle Bits

6×6 Stencils

Mini Circle Regiment
Mini Snow Branch
Circle Explosion
Hex Flowers
4 Feathers
Mini Vine
Pattern Strips
Pods on Sticks

Doing the drawing


We have the brand new crafters workshop stencils in stock now… Thank you all for your suggestions on which ones to order… And as promised I am doing a drawing for a free stencil.




Shelley Bonelli is the winner… Shelley let me know which stencil you want 🙂


There is a whole row of new ones!



Oh I do love stencils!  Check out Julie’s latest release.  I’m going to order some of them for the shop but want you to weigh in on your favorites….reply to this blog post and will draw random name to receive one of these stencils absolutely free when they come in!

Speaking of Julie…we have booked her for Sunday, January 5, 2014….(save the date) and want you to weigh in on which class she will offer.

1. Faces

  • If  you’ve ever been intimidated by drawing faces, come and play during this face workshop! We’ll create pleasing faces, quirky faces, funny faces, collage faces, and sketchy faces. I ll break everything down into step-by-step bites that are easy to digest. This is not a fine art class striving for realism.

2. Stamped & Stenciled Journal w/ Pockets

  • In this class I will show you how to make your own gorgeous “papers with personality” using stamps and stencils. I will also share how to make your own totally fabulous handmade tape. We will use that tape to bind a hand-bound-no-sew-pocket-filled journal! That’s right! You can make this gorgeous book with absolutely no sewing! There are six front facing pockets that hold long cards for journaling and one side facing memorabilia pocket in the front cover. And this book even opens up to allow for a row of photos or memorabilia to be pasted onto the backs of the pocket pages.

3. Altered Book

  • Make an all day art date!  We will spend the day exploring how to transform an ordinary old book into a fabulous piece of art.  Come and learn techniques for layering, collaging, painting, patterning, and cutting.  Whether you’re a mixed media artist, a scrapbooker, a stamper, a beginner, or an expert, these are techniques that you will take home and use.

If you haven’t seen Julie’s work jump right over to her blog…and be sure to follow her…she provides DAILY inspiration!!  She is a superstar blogger and artist I look up to.  Thinking of devoting one Tuesday night a month to “Inspired by…Julie Fei-Fan Balzer”  Interested??

Ok, comment away..and one of the comments regarding favorite stencils will win one!!  Drawing will be done when the stencils arrive in the shop and I’ll post the winner here!