Saturday, February 9, 2013


What an amazing experience this workshop has been!  A group of 22 ladies and I actually liked them ALL!!!  That in and of itself is amazing!  LOL!!  Everyone got along great and there was not one person we wanted to kill!

So today we all worked on a 16x20 Pastelbord.  LOVE those boards!  They really are amazing with the pan pastels.

The most fabulous board was Jacquie's!  She did an amazing job!!

Mine is nowhere near as awesome as Jacquie's but I had fun doing it.  It's whimsical and it's me so i am happy with it.

I started a second board but it's nowhere near finished yet.  The more you "massage" the pan pastels, as Donna says, the more beautiful and vibrant they are.

Bill is probably one of the sweetest men I have ever met!  

In the evening we went to dinner at Cafe 100 in a stretched limo!!!  How is that for royal treatment????

Just imagine 12 "older" ladies in a stretch limo listening to rap and giving lap dances!!!  LOL!! God it was great!

Karen, myself and Cassia.  I know Cassia from Ft. Lauderale.  Had no idea she was attending but was really glad to see her. 

Karen is from Canada.  She is a riot and very very talented!  She kept us laughing the whole time!

The hostess with the mostest!!

We had a great dinner at Cafe 100:

I really love spending time with Jacquie and this weekend has been awesome!  


  1. Great pics you guys
    jacquie looks so skinny
    I know Karen Ellis, isn't she fun
    She lives in and has a store in cAmbridge
    The Art House
    Anyway your art is all fabulous love all of it

  2. What a wonderful weekend you all had. Thanks for taking us along for the ride. Your pan pastels look outstanding. Great next step for you.

  3. What a wonderful weekend you all had. Thanks for taking us along for the ride. Your pan pastels look outstanding. Great next step for you.

  4. It looks like you ladies had a great time! Your art work is amazing. I'd frame the one you did with the houses! I love it!

  5. Wolves seeing these great photos!

  6. Loved seeing these great photos!

  7. I loved seeing Terri's wolves too!
    Anyway great job you two! Loved seeing the pix!

  8. I saw Teri's first comment and was wondering where the hell the wolves were. Anyway, loved sharing your weekend with you. I've only a few pan pastels and have never felt comfortable using them. Looks like you're gonna have to show us in the Keys next month. I love what you and Jacquie did, and am especially drawn to your colorful houses. Really really beautiful.

  9. Your houses are amazing. Whimsical and very unique. Fantastic work.

  10. What more could a girl ask for? Fab friends, divine art and a stretch limo! Glad you got to escape with Jacquie, too!

  11. Hello Elena,

    You're a lucky girl having to spend a workshop with Donna Downey, she a real artist with different talents. she sure had the ability to turn you all in 'painters' !! Amazing what you all could create with those panpastels !!!
    I would neverr have guest you could make artworks wit them and not just backgrounds!!

    You all have done a very cretive job and the photos do show the fun you all had together!

    Greetings from Belgium

  12. This looks like so much fun the limo puts it right over the top so cool

  13. Now that looks like a great time was had by all. Wonderful. Love what you made too. Just tried out some pan pastels for the first time for a simple background. I like the feel of them. Just wish they weren't so expensive.

  14. you look...AWESOME...
    Jacquie is still adorable...
    LOVE your art!