Inspiration Wednesday Check-In

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I love Donna Downey.

I am so grateful that Effy Wild “introduced” me to Donna and to her work…

This year, I bought the Inspiration Wednesday class…

I also bought the how to make the inspiration journal video tutorial thingy…which I dearly love.

Never did I think that I would do every single spread that Donna does for IW, nor did I even hope to think of buying all the cool supplies that Donna uses…

It’s not too hard; Donna uses a lot of … stickers and stencils and other things that I don’t much care for…so I never thought, oh yes, I have to have absolutely everything that Donna has…or, oh yes, I am going to create a spread every time just like Donna does it…I knew better…and I was ok with that…

About two, maybe three, months ago…I took my IW journal apart…which I have to tell you was both cool and satisfying…all I had to do was clip the two ribbons that held the two signatures in and out they came—I did actually retie the ribbons and I put the two signatures in a plastic bag for later use…in what way I have no clue…but I do have them waiting…a completely empty signature and one nearly full…

Now—please keep in mind—I am in no way saying anything negative about Donna…I knew signing up that most of what I would get out of her IW class was … actual inspiration…I cannot tell you how many little tips or little techniques or something cool I saw Donna do that I applied elsewhere in my artwork or art journalling or something…which is the entire point for me.

Not to mention, I get the biggest kick listening to Donna talk…I love her…she is just so real…and listening to her say things that I would say…and doing things just to see if she likes it and not being afraid of screwing something up…or pointing out her OCD-isms…hey, I love the woman…

Even if I never create a spread based on what Donna teaches in any of her IW videos, I will keep buying this class…because the encouragement that I get listening to her is far far worth the cost of admission for me.

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