Donna Downey

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Donna Downey is a bestselling author, instructor, and all-around creative force as a mixed-media artist. 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 mixed-media scrapbooking line with Prima in the Spring of ‘09, 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.

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 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, a chihuahua and one blonde dog.




"All things material can be creatively transformed into a personal piece of artistic interpretation. That creativity is not a measure of skill, but a passion. That art comes from within and is a visual extension of ones self. That everyone is perfect just the way they create. That art cannot be defined, but rather is defining."

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Who are you?

A wife, a mother, a daughter, and an artist.

What do you believe with all of your heart?

That everything happens for a reason.

When did you know that this was your path?

Everyday the path changes, but it wasn’t until recently that I have learned to accept that as an ever-evolving and changing part of life.

Where is your favorite place on earth?


Why do you love your life?

Because every day teaches me something that I did not know before.

How do you do everything you do?

I simply do not know any different.