Sunday, February 12, 2012

Debina Pratt's Birthday Workshop

Today, we celebrated my sister, Maryl's birthday by having a workshop taught by Debrina Pratt, hosted at Maryl's house. Debrina creates the most amazing whimsical art and digital images. Check out her blog - These are the projects we made today - sooo adorable!
We had so much fun creating these fairytale pieces and learning new techniques. Below is a picture of Maryl with Debrina, as she's showing us her sample project for the class.
The theme of the party was shabby chic...check out this beautiful tablescape.
And here we are working on our project...
Here are just a few of Debrina's projects. These belong to my sister Lana, a huge fan of Debrina.
Maryl received some wonderful gifts...
Vintage blue coat from Pat
Embellished wreath from Frances
Shadow box from Ruby
Lenci Doll from Frances
Another Lenci doll from Frances
Fingerless gloves and paper tray from Diana
Not pictured, Lana's gift (trip to Texas flea market & my gifts of assorted shabby chic bits & pieces)
It was another great day of creating, being with family and friends. What a perfect setting for a shabby chic party. Debrina was a fabulous teacher, fun, well organized and so talented!


  1. Oh I am sososoosososo ENVIOUS!!! Debrina is one of my FAV people and artist's! What a beautiful day you all had! I loved all the gifts and your projects were wonderful!
    Very Lucky Girls!!!
    Laura H

  2. Thanks everyone for a wonderful birthday! I feel truly blessed with a lovely family and friends! It doesn't get any better than that!

  3. What a great birthday class w/Debrina who generously shared her creative talent & showed us how to make her beautiful fairytale doll on a pedestal. Maryl's house was the perfect setting & we all had the best time. Many thx to Debrina, Maryl, & Lana for making it all happen!! F

  4. Happy Birthday to Maryl!!!
    I love your house and all of your art!
    This looked like such a fun class!
    xoxox, diana g

  5. it was the best of times! being present @ debrina pratt;s first teaching class. she is a pro...for years i've wondered how she accomplished all the details on her precious pieces... she does it with due diligence and a lot of patience, underscore, a lot of patience.

    i would have paid a treasure box full of jewels for this moment...

    and to be celebrating my sister maryl's bithday at her "beyond words: abode....rachell ashwell would have taken a bow to her ability to create such a beautiful shabby chic home. lana kloch

  6. Lovely Connie,
    What a lovely dream shared and with your amazing sisters.When I see the posted birthday pictures shared of you and your sisters. I just feel the love and fills my heart.The greatest gift is spending such treasured moments together, so important..You enjoy your family and it shows."YOU ARE SO LUCKY" To have such women to share your art with, what a dream.
    The workshop was such a success and enjoyed seeing your completed artful piece's,fablous. Thanks for sharing, so full of beauty..