Sunday, June 16, 2019

Week 8 of Donna Downey's 48 Weeks Journaling Workshop ~I AM MORE~


        Hello again here is week 8 of 48 Weeks Workshop class with Donna Downey now this one I must of been inspired with a lot at the beginning of the class as I had already did this week sometimes around the third week or so as it is the third full layout in my journal see below the first version I did of this lesson. Since it was a graffiti theme. Dream is what I call her. I have started working on week 9 however I am struggling with inspiration or something....like in a slump or something. 

IDK why I choose those numbers but I did and they are down now. 

You can see how large this journal is. I had fun making this one too. There is something so satisfying of splatters.

This is a stamp by Donna Downey and it is so true.....which I thought was so appropriate for a this journal page. 


You can really see the texture and the depth 

The bird is my favorite 

This is dream....well when I was a little girl there was a lady I used to talk to all the time whose name was Dreama and there is something about this journal page that reminds me of her...sometimes when your painting your feelings things just trigger memories. 

Dreama was certainly an original. 

While this number is unknown for why I used these particular ones 

                                                             More texture and layers
those eyes 

love the colors 

again more splatter.....so satisfying 

Just a quick post for this weekend ends, its been a great weekend with the celebration of fathers day. 
Although my father is no longer with us there isn't a day that he isn't missed, a day that something or a reminder of him triggers a memory, I see him in my children, and here his voice while doing my work as to something he taught me. A father takes a special man and one that is missed. 
I LOVE YOU RICHARD. 

A special remembrance to him today I played songs that he played while I was a little girl.

Happy Fathers Day to everyone

If you would like to see

see the rest of the weeks here 








Stay tuned for Week 9 I will try to get it done asap 
Enjoy your week....
Best, 
Dawn Gallop



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Monday, June 10, 2019

OBX Tiny House Festival


Hello everyone and welcome this weekend we were at the Tiny Home Festival in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It was a great event, lots of great tiny homes, ideas, stories, awesome folks and lots of fun. The weather was questionable one minute it was sunny, one minute it was looking like a downpour.....however no rain and it was actually cool and not extremely humid and hot....yay!!! No matter what the weather was or was going to be folks came out and waited in lines to visit the insides of the tiny homes. Bruce, Skylar and I went early that morning basically before it technically started so we could catch a glimpse inside the tiny homes. So well worth it....they are fabulous. It gives a new meaning to downsizing and living tiny.  I just wonder If we could do this? I have so many art supplies and books......heart strings mmmmm idk if that Is so easy to give up to downsize.  Tomorrow we will not be at Manteo for the market as someone else the Bird Guy will be taking my place, Victor and Ellen. 


This Road Gypsy was absolutely Skylar's favorite tiny home. I must say I was quite passionate about it too. 
See the YouTube video I made with Jessie about the Road Gypsy 




                        This Road Gypsy is so adorable and has everything you need to camp or live.
The backside of the Road Gypsy 

How fun was this who doesn't love a chalkboard and chalk....?? 

This gives details how much it cost if they build it and how many hours are in the build 
This was a van 

out the back of the van

the side of the van with the wood stove. 

The chapel which is where you can get married 

This is a lovely art piece the preacher commissioned an artist from Tampa....I just loved it1 

one of the windows in the tiny chapel 





a loft 


this one was awesome too 

a fireplace what!!!  YES!!! 

art work over the tub 

beautiful 

they are all fixed up so nice 

they all had really uniqueness to each and everyone of them 

Too cute 


I certainly did enjoy the buses 

the buses were defiantly something we could do 

You can see the lines here 

The owner of the bus and a beekeeper too

inside the bus 

so cozy and very creative use of space 

The penny table was a conversation piece for sure 

these units were a bit fancy for my blood 

although many didn't find the smaller ones or the buses as cozy and comfy as I did, that's why it is so great to have many choices in the tiny home.....SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE 

this was first thing so the lines weren't as bad as later but still not that bad to wait 

this was the art studio Painted Buffalo where she is doing arts for vets 

this is the daughter Skylar Raee of the Painted Buffalo owner {her mom} (for lack of knowing her exact name) it was a great day had by all. 

There were many speakers there and this was Brenda Mason who is an expert on downsizing and now living in a tiny bus of 310 square feet she has been on many shows like Rachel Ray and offers great ideas and suggestions in her book and an online class. I was able to talk with her about some my concerns and she had solutions. Please do check her into her book it is offered at Amazon and other book retailers in stores and online. 

Thanks for looking and please don't forget to see the YouTube video above. Today we have been busy and as I type this Bruce is actually cutting more cucumbers to make more pickles. 

I am so ready to actually rest as my back pain has been excruciating to the point of going to the ER for relief of something but I know that will create a bill and I already have to work so hard. I couldn't even make it Sunday to the Tiny Home event when It was two day vendor event. I just couldn't go my back pain was so intense I laid on ice and finally around two we went to Jr.s for Dakotas 4th birthday. Which as always we are always working so it was nice to be able to attend. Sometimes things just work out like that. Until next time.....
Stay Tiny....
Dawn Gallop





Friday, June 7, 2019

Week 7 of Donna Downey's 48 Weeks Painting Class ~ Be Who You Are No Matter What Others Think~

              Hello and a BIG GOOD-MORNING here from North Carolina. We have finally been getting rain and it has been a beautiful thing, the tomatoes are really filling out and the squash are growing. Everything is looking terrific. It is a humid 71 degrees this morning as we had rain and winds last night. Dusty's graduation is today from the 5th grade......6TH GRADE HERE HE COMES! Can you hardly believe it??? He will be 11 this July and for all my Cricut buddies from when we were all on the message boards back then in 2006 on up until they opened the craft room platform.....I left although we have all remained friends since then on Facebook, etc.....Instagram.....so they have seen him and Cooper grow up. So last night around 6ish we left for the Chesapeake Square Mall so Dusty could go and get new graduation shoes and clothes. He also needed glasses for his future because its so BRIGHT!

              Here  it is now I am back to typing this post it was quite the exciting day with the graduation and Skylar being here for the event. Dusty even got invited to a graduation pool party tonight, which when I got there it was so nice they had pizza, the cutest graduation cupcakes with little grad hats, chips and drinks all the super yummy party foods. It rained and rained off and on today and tonight....the tiny house festival is tomorrow from 9-5 and 10-6 on Sunday and Colten will be at Smithfield. I shipped out orders of soaps and packaged up several orders for pick up tomorrow. Skylar and I collected the eggs in the rain, it was pouring and when we were finished she said " I don't like that" hahaha it was messy, rain water running everywhere and so much mud and clay.....just too darn untidy for a Princess.

              Now on to the painting this one and the tree from week 5 have to be my most favorite so far. Week 8 is finished too now! On a roll.....it takes days even a week or more to complete for me. I have to do each step in baby steps. Get a bit done do the chores, when I come in for lunch I do another quick step, etc., it has been a wonderful amazing process.
look finally I got a pic without a doggie photo-bombing the pic.....lol!!!!! 

the depth of color and layers.......

Love 

She is so beautiful, as this page I have named "Be who you are no matter what others think about you" #enoughsaid 

So much color it just makes me so happy looking at this painting. I so quite enjoyed the entire lesson.

This really has to be my favorite I tell you I can't stop looking at this one. Check Donna Downey out she is absolutely so much fun and inspiration for all of us. 

If you would like to see the rest of the paintings from the other weeks and lessons


Go here






I now am going to close for the night, 3:30 am comes really early and we have to be ready and set up in the OBX by around 8:30 and we are two hours away. 

Enjoy your weekend to the fullest!!!!! 
Remember BE YOU!!! 
Cyber Hugs,
Dawn Gallop 
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