Thursday, June 2, 2011

A little surprise

Here's a little secret we've been keeping. Something delightful and very exciting.

Donna Downey will be teaching at Spark 2011!

Donna Downey is a bestselling author, instructor and all-around creative force in the crafting industry. In 2000, she got into scrapbooking as an extension of her paper product and photography addiction. This was only the beginning. From working as a popular columnist for Simple Scrapbooks magazine, to traveling the world inspiring women to push the boundaries of their own creativity, to developing her first fabric scrapbooking line with Prima, Donna is consistently on the leading edge of all things cool related to memory preservation art.

As a craft-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 craft and brings this to women via workshops at scrapbook stores and events, writing books, and through her popular blog and website.

Donna lives in North Carolina with her husband, and is a mother of three exceptionally blonde children, and one blonde dog. She also has recently opened Donna Downey Studios located in Charlotte, NC.

Over the next few weeks we will be sharing with you the classes that each of our teachers will be hosting at Spark this year.  We feel that we have an exciting and diverse set of classes and we can't wait to share!


Ginaj said...

Wow! I am loving all of your announcements this week! Makes waiting until October so much harder.

Lori Shrout said...

That's great! Love Donna!

shannon said...

how exciting! can't wait to hear more about the classes/projects!

Lindzie said...

This is amazing! Have wanted to take a class from her for a while. Hooray!

Pam said...

Somehow, I have got to come up with the funds to get to Spark. Donna is truly one of the best teachers. She's adorable and wonderfuly encouraging (yes, I'm a groupie...)