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"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of sceneryโ€”air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.' "

Syliva Plath

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I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of sceneryโ€”air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, This is what it is to be happy. 

Syliva Plath

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That’s invigorating and awesome โค๏ธ

fabulous!

Beautiful!๐Ÿ‘

1 week ago

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Another sold out event at Harrigan's Calypso Bay completed. A fun afternoon with a great group of people who produced wonderful artworks in such a short space of time. Be proud of your efforts troops! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ See you for Rock the Canvas in November!! ... See MoreSee Less

Another sold out event at Harrigans Calypso Bay completed. A fun afternoon with a great group of people who produced wonderful artworks in such a short space of time. Be proud of your efforts troops! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ See you for Rock the Canvas in November!!

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Another fun afternoon sneakily learning things along the way. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

It was a fun afternoon thanks Donald James Waters for your amazing teaching skills so patient with us all.

Sorry we missed this one looks like a great time was had by all

It is such a fun afternoon - yours looks so good Sue Mulraney

Was a great night with a great teacher.

Was a great day!

A great afternoon

Stacey is this the one you did? I love this guy ๐Ÿ™‚

im envious

Awesome

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1 week ago

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Some wise words to kick off your Friday. Make it a good one! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

โ€œWhen we relinquish the punishing need for perfection - or, rather, let go of the fear of not being perfect - we find freedom, joy, and all the other good stuff we want in life. Itโ€™s time to stop giving up before we try.โ€

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Some wise words to kick off your Friday. Make it a good one! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

โ€œWhen we relinquish the punishing need for perfection - or, rather, let go of the fear of not being perfect - we find freedom, joy, and all the other good stuff we want in life. Itโ€™s time to stop giving up before we try.โ€

Reshma Saujani, Brave, Not Perfect

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Nice to see you both the other morning. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒป

Love this quote

Very true words

Peace fully โค๏ธ

Crissy Noble

Exciting and vibrant

definitely delightful!!!

Gorgeous

Awsome

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2 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Thank-you for tuning in on Tuesday nights for Drinks with Don. We are taking a short break however Donald will be available in the studio this afternoon prior to travelling for the next few weeks! โœŒโค๐ŸŽจ ... See MoreSee Less

Thank-you for tuning in on Tuesday nights for Drinks with Don. We are taking a short break however Donald will be available in the studio this afternoon prior to travelling for the next few weeks! โœŒโค๐ŸŽจ

If there is one main takeaway Iโ€™ve learnt working with Donaldโ€ฆ itโ€™s to never be surprised. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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That's gold, Donald James Waters ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

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Looking awesome as usual Don. Xx

Lol that's fun

Too funny ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

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3 weeks ago

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That’s exactly how my head felt at the end of term, Don!

OK. Emotions, I see. I'm an Artist, and Mental health worker. I totally get it, and love it

Before you go can i have another look at the last one please don

Hoping to do alot of work on it over the weekend. I have 4 days off

Very good so far not finished due to work commitments

Im like you don i love the bohemian pants and out there shirts

Don! We made top 10 on Bluethumb seascape artists of the year!! Mine must’ve been a fluke!! Haha

Looks like something Godzilla left behind

I know what it is a pile of his washing on the floor all those pants

Emma send up whatever pills you have that helps you cope w

Looks like the bird’s brain has exploded

That looks like o kookaburra going throw the forest

Been to draculas on the gold coast does that count lol

I didnt think you would have and pots left don

Got any spaces left in the Harrigans do

the yellow looks like wings of a ww2 bomber

Bit of negitive space in the top right

Oh my god you have done everything don

I feel for you, Emma-Louise Waters - "masochistic manager"

I see a rooster where the eye was

there's those wings again

This is kinda like Mr Squiggle ๐Ÿคฃ

Don't get me wrong, I'm loving it.

Another masterpiece in the making โค๏ธ

Wow!!! Like an awesome crazy fish man dancing

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Love it

Very deep !! Very good !! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽจ

Excited about this! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจAll fundraising proceeds from the Beenleigh Cane Gala Ball & Parade will be going toward a very exciting new initiative between Quota Beenleigh Inc, the Rotary Club of Beenleigh and Soroptimist International of Beenleigh.

๐ŸŒŸ INTRODUCING SUGAR SWEET STORIES! ๐ŸŒŸ

Sugar Sweet Stories is a fabulous combined service clubs youth literacy project - specifically designed about our local area, for our local youth!

Right now, we're running an exciting logo search competition within local schools - if you want to get your class and school involved, get in touch with Heather at info@quotabeenleigh.org.au for all the details!

The winning logo will be selected by the wonderful Donald James Waters OAM with the winner announced as part of the Beenleigh Cane Gala Ball & Parade events on Saturday October 16th 2021
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Excited about this! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

4 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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I reackon it looks fantastic don i can see your energy in there

There is so much dimension and so many different outcomes possible !! Love it don

I want to know that feeling ….need o switch off line take Miss Reality๐Ÿ˜‚

Don’t know about big boys pants Don. Can’t you feel the bl..dy cold wind? get your trackies on please! Greg and I’ve been quietly watching for weeks. Love it Don!

I see stairs leading up to a secluded red door, which is why I asked about before

I see the writing he did and think he should have used spell check ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Face at the right, looking at the stairs leading to ...infinity, scrhead space, scrambled moments? ๐Ÿค”Love it that way Guru.

In the bottom vertical red line (in the middle) the white horizontal stripes make it like a stairway to another world ๐Ÿฅฐ I hope that makes sense haha

If Marg baked I would have said her cake knife

When you do this type of painting, do you reflect on composition?

A tree house with a kids imagination with the colour

They have some great colours

Abstract with a touch of whimsy ๐Ÿ˜Š

Its an interesting dynamic watching the master struggle

Hi everybody, sorry I'm late..

Are you brush strokes structured don or placed random

I did that today - ended up with a lake at sunset

May be another drink will help

Do you put glass over it once framed don

Putting me to sleep Don ๐Ÿ˜ด

You seem to be rebelling against yourself

I sort of know that feeling

Ok guys see ya next week love ya all

Yes i have australian ones to

But mine don’t come out well

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4 weeks ago

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Little Liam here, looks like a snowy mountain range with the southern lights (auroraborialis? Borealis?)

If I did that it would look like I found some off paint and made a big mess! Guess yours will turn out spectacular lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

I love the creative process... Not too many people can allow themselves to do this โ˜€๏ธ

Who are you people sound of music how old is that

Coming to see your ou at Harrigans in Nov with Ben and a friend… excited๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

Come to Perth and do an art class here

My son told me to tell you that ,I've been drinking ๐Ÿธ

Thought I could see lights through there

Ok will get there this week - after work - yup I start early! Coffeeeeee…..

Yeah mine keeps dropping out but still watching

I love the sound of music as long as it is jazz

Longs it is jazz music

Matt loves the sound of music!

Ooo, mine keeps dropping out but hanging in there!

You had a hair cut to

There jelly fish.

Yes i could eat i havent had tea yet lol

Not in his good clothes tonight ๐Ÿ‘

Looks like a goopy spider

Need some red in there don

Is Wednesday Beenleigh lesson on this week?

hello Don and Emma, cheers

Cheers!!

Yeah mountains with snow

Coral reef!

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4 weeks ago

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One of favourite customers ordered โ€˜Flag Shipโ€™ for their new house - exciting! ๐Ÿก

But it also got us wondering about the Tangalooma Wrecks on which the artwork was based. ๐Ÿ’ญ

Were they pirate ships? ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ
Were they from WW2?! ๐Ÿงจ
Did they all sink at once? ๐Ÿšข
Have you been snorkelling on Moreton Island? ๐Ÿคฟ
Do you know the history? ๐Ÿ•ฐ
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One of favourite customers ordered โ€˜Flag Shipโ€™ for their new house - exciting! ๐Ÿก 

But it also got us wondering about the Tangalooma Wrecks on which the artwork was based. ๐Ÿ’ญ 

Were they pirate ships? ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ 
Were they from WW2?! ๐Ÿงจ
Did they all sink at once? ๐Ÿšข
Have you been snorkelling on Moreton Island? ๐Ÿคฟ 
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Absolutely love it as I do all your art work ๐Ÿ’–

Great energetic painting, love it

Great painting ๐Ÿ’•

It’s gorgeous. I haven’t snorkelled around it .

Join us on Saturday 13th November from 6:30pm for an amazing live art exhibition by Donald James Waters OAM. You will enjoy a three-course menu, complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, live music with Jake Agius and complimentary courtesy bus hire* for $59** per person.
Add-on: Three-hour premium wine & beer package for $49** per person.

Arrival at 6:30pm Dress Code: Smart casual

*T&C apply
** Excludes booking fee
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4 weeks ago

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When you come home from lunch in your nice clothes but you just canโ€™t help yourselfโ€ฆ. โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ ... See MoreSee Less

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Love the painting

love the colours

Wonderfully expressive

Love from U.K. xxxx

Hahahahaha don’t dob on your Don Dad

Sprung : Again !! Lol...๐ŸŽจ

Keep an eye on him Emma.

Loving what your doing Don

Why not Tom does

Why’s he on live

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1 month ago

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I bet he’s reading a romance cause he is using the girly colours

Does Marg know he stole a pillowcase for the pocket

Oops cooking dinner.....that looks exciting

There is this week's gem - "recalcitrant lady".

You do know don is a techno dinosaur

How long would you leave that to dry hard Don

I want a pair of those pants

Looks a bit like what i just ate lol

A masterpiece happening

Looks like a toucan!

Are you using acrylic paper don

Do you also paint emma ?

And what is this ensemble called

Love the pants Don ๐Ÿ‘

Almost looks like the forest is on fire

I couldnt go thats awesome

Wait for it the pink will be out soon

A two pot screamer!

Spongebob square pants

Magical forest with purple clouds

Yep with lots of water being dropped on it

Maybe one week you two should swap roles

Love that orange

Loads of pink!

Ok guys gotta go catch ya next week i hope

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1 month ago

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You know what day it is troops, Tuesday!
Itโ€™s all about me โ˜บ๏ธ

Open Studio from 2pm and
Drinks with Don livestream at 6:30pm
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You know what day it is troops, Tuesday!    
Itโ€™s all about me โ˜บ๏ธ 

Open Studio from 2pm and 
Drinks with Don livestream at 6:30pm 
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I see we are back to the hobo look with the short shorts

Just for a change, hey Guru ! Lol !! ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ‘

Love your jumper Don

1 month ago

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Excited and ready to tackle a busy week filled with mural painting, commissioned artworks, Create, Consume., live streams, and back to in person teaching! Itโ€™s a blessed life โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ ... See MoreSee Less

Excited and ready to tackle a busy week filled with mural painting, commissioned artworks, Create, Consume., live streams, and back to in person teaching! Itโ€™s a blessed life โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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Thankyou. I needed that x

Fabulous.

Thanks

Heather Kucks ๐Ÿ˜˜

1 month ago

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I think I saw a replica in an art museum in Venice Cathy

thats what hes thinking

not enough fibre

thats the best thing ive heard all day

Cathy he tries to sell them to Dad haha

oh stop! I love lavender

Ill have to go to Val's garden

what are you watching on?

are you connected to wifi?

*coffee even

If it helps Jennie I start the stream 10 minutes prior to give you time to join and get a cofee x

Good morning all!

I was lucky enough to go the the Rodin museum in Philadelphia -it was a memorable experience . Such talent!!!

love how you add the fantasy element. I just never think to do that! Not imaginative enough...must practice!

Yeah I see some great scenes at the park but dont take photos

I think I need to get out more. instead of avoiding street scenes and markets etc take my camera out and get some shots!!

fascinating process ...better than photoshop! lovely outcome from last week Don

Absolutely here, I can pick you all up

OMG Don, I've painted something so similar to that last thumbnail!

They are hard to paint you used to say Don

Don’t worry about the coffin, just put me on the end of a line, feed the ๐Ÿ 

Two cars here, one full of fish scales one clean ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I do like flowers Emma but prefer them in my garden ๐Ÿ˜€

I don’t even want flowers when I’m dead

Me too but don’t know what to put on it yet

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1 month ago

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Admired your work since meeting you on a cruise and brought the original art (my space) we are looking at getting some more of your wonderful art x

I will be a new entrant. Mary has been so very helpful in preparation for your course Don.

Awesome Don, looking forward to a wine with you at P2P on Friday ๐Ÿ‘

We tried donating the painting in hope they would keep him at the aged care

You werent his apprentice don you just handed him the charcoal

Don, Disney rang and said he wants you to come do some animation

Kel we need to see you do this with charcoal ๐Ÿ˜‚

Does Marg know you are wearing a jumper that apparently does not have paint stains on it yet

I’m about to be barred from posting pics Fiona is threatening to out locks on her doors

Looking up accomodation in Jacob's Well on 13 Nov for Rock the Canvas - any tips?

Can you ask diva don what his thoughts are about a seven year old doing workshop not whole day but part of day. He loves art and gets really involved in his work What is your opinion of having someone so young doing his type of thing

We need to be able to watch front on please

Those stumps you are using don are great for blending

It looked like you had a great Father's Day, Don!

Are you using hard and soft charcoal don

Hellooooooo Jacob's Well!

Wish I could view front on

tickets bought at Harrigans, tick

See you in the morning, Don and Emma!

From this angle it looks like a big whistle

I can see some one licking the windows in the bus

Just above the circles down the bottom

There could be a beer tap in there

I can see a dog with a long nose

Composition is everything ๐Ÿคฉ

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Link for artwork raffle. Tickets closing soon.We have commenced selling tickets to be able to win this amazing original artwork completed by Donald Waters OAM.

Don was generous enough to visit Carinya, paint one of his artworks with ideas and support from our residents, and he has kindly donated the end result for us to raffle.

The funds raised will assist with the furnishings and resources for our Wellness Centre which should be nearing completion in the middle of 2022.

Please show your support and you might be the lucky winner of an original artwork created right here at Carinya!!

Tickets available through this link : www.rafflelink.com.au/donwaters2021

Thank you for your support.
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Link for artwork raffle. Tickets closing soon.

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Tune in tonight at 6:30pm AEST โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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Add animals and it’s perfect.

Sending love to all today.
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Happy Dadโ€™s Day โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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Happy Father’s Day Don, if you don’t mind I’ll borrow this and put it on my page, have a great day, one of my highlights in 2021 was meeting you, doing our show together with Jake and spending time in your studio showing us what you do โค๏ธโค๏ธ

And Love Grandfather Love

Good on ya don. And a happy Father's Day to you too ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŒˆ

Beautifully put ๐Ÿ’™ Happy Fathers Day Don

Happy Fathers Day Don ๐Ÿ’™

Happy Father’s Day Don โค๏ธ

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โ€˜All of the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of todayโ€™
Indian proverb ๐ŸŒธ

Exploring some styling options using the beautiful โ€˜Morning Lightโ€™ to celebrate the first day of Spring!

So peaceful and serene, words not usually chosen to describe DJWโ€™s artwork! โœŒ๏ธโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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I love this so much! Lucky to be able to look at a version of it daily - thank you Emma-Louise Waters xox

I have this in my bedroom. Just divine.

I love this painting โค๏ธ

Whooo lovely

Love the Shiela stuff. Ax

So beautiful ๐Ÿ™Œ

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2 months ago

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pretty funny for someone too tired to go to school

me three

get ready for a potential tantrum

Boab on the beach

I feel like a darker foreground image would over shadow the others

I agree Cathy

2.5m in the bathroom

yes!

yes little bugger

I was being kind

That's what I love to see, it would have taken me half hour to work out what colour buckets;)

amazing as always Don...and in such a short space of time too . thanks for a great lesson. much food for thought !

I never thought it looked easy! Too early for a G&T-bugger๐Ÿ˜”

Wow! great lesson. Thank you Don and Emma for streaming. I'm always surprised.

Hey Don, is it important to work out colour first. Now that you're on to the second, it seems like it is necessary to have a darker back image?

Want you to talk about teaching your thoughts on teaching the very young kids

Oops I have to go,have an appointment ๐Ÿ’ƒโค๏ธ

you have worked hard, I really like this. Might have to stop with the dragons for a while and loosen up LOL.

Well my planning does nothing for me, I started doing a Boabab tree painting now it’s turned to a seascape ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคท‍โ™€๏ธ

I said they would be hysterical not historical

yes its really exciting Ema...still finishing off last weeks homework too !

Just a reminder I might not get your tea and coffee but come afternoon i am at bar getting your g & t

Marg must have been beside herself when she saw snake

Are you going to keep then all separate or do you think you will merge them into each other?

Wow, a spirit level ruler, where's the technical goggles?

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2 months ago

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Looks like the jelly fish in finding nemo… needs some purple though

Im still working on my big one don i will show you when finishsd. 2m x 1.8 m charcoal

Gold / yellow is there for Tokyo, looks like a city scape upside down

Very therapeutic to watch glad I stumbled across your page

My 7 year old grandson Lachlan said it looks like a bit of a storm

Have just come onto your site. Are these inks what does he spray it with

Also let Don know I bought the cloths for him yesterday ๐Ÿ˜Š

I don’t know anything about inks do you dilute to use

Are you ever tempted to just leave it and put a $30k price tag on it? Hehe

Let Don know I need a date in December or late November that he is available ๐Ÿ˜€

Yes love charcoal im a charcoal man lol

Thats good we cant see the diva on the cocktail glass

The massage was very relaxing.

Gave it depth hey , great colour

I thought it may have been the painting lol

I thought buddy was the medium

Hi Don… I bet purple will also feature soon!

Great stuff in ya hand

Put some charcoal on don

When do you know that’s it , it’s time to stop

need a boost , lost my mojo

Yes you do…all of the paintings are stories

Looks like a park with an old fashioned lamp post

Beautiful colours don

Go back and it looks like the smoke out of a gun barrel

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2 months ago

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Thanks Don . Love your shirt too ! And that painting of yours is amazing ๐Ÿคฉ

It’s be the new line of shirts in the sizes much bigger than usual ๐Ÿ˜‚

That shirt is a bit tame

Fabulous Fiona. Well done

I like that shirt Don, "Fancy"

Beautiful Toni!

Thanks Don. Love your painting

Good job Mary

flowers?

Thanks Don

The top of the post say DJW was live. Well I hope he still is. ๐Ÿ˜œ

Looking very dapper tonight Don.

cool

nooooo

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2 months ago

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Do u do lessons? I’m in ormeau. Thx ๐Ÿ™‚

2 months ago

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Happy Show Weekend Gold Coast, Queensland Coast!
Stay safe and healthy everyone โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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Happy Show Weekend Gold Coast! 
Stay safe and healthy everyone โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

This offer still stands! Please get in contact if you are struggling in lockdown and would benefit from online art lessons โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจLatest two instalments in DJW's Isolation Education located here:
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With ongoing restrictions, we will continue offering free isolationeducation.vhx.tv subscriptions to anyone who is struggling in lockdown. I want to help you to use The Arts to get through this challenging time.

E-mail education@djwaters.com.au to get setup. Share with anyone you think may benefit.

Stay safe and stay sane.
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This offer still stands! Please get in contact if you are struggling in lockdown and would benefit from online art lessons โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

2 months ago

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will you try it?!

did you enjoy this technique?

what are your thoughts?

hahah he didnt bite

So asking for compliments definitely back fired

what are you watching on Val?

haha hes a bit rugged up today, we've had a cold snap after the lovely warm weather

yes it is interesting and fills my brain with more ideas!

I haven't been this excited since they changed the lid on the Flag bottle Don!

oh Ok, I was going to ask. Does free flow have more pigment and medium in it? Is it much more expensive? It looks wonderful to work with

I know but I don’t want to be naive, it’s just happens ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜„

I’m still putting figures in my beachy one, it is a lengthy process ๐Ÿค”

unfortunately I used pencil, artline fine black pen and charcoal to draw the patterns. Soooo, I may have to use the back freeflow

Oh exciting is chilli taking her class yes that is exciting

Merrilee we will make lunch at 12.30 so we can watch diva don class

Could be better if went to art school ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Dropping in to say hi, but I’m at work, can’t wait to watch when I get home โค๏ธ

I’m not having problems with him breaking upm

Yeah he’s known for the vodka cruisers in his sippy cups

I have a question,Don keeps breaking up, is it my end or yours?

Lol I just thought he was colour blind ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Hi all, thanks for making this available.

Spraying himself as we speak.

It saves time too, to leave the white. It’s great!!!

i love it, and yes I will try it.

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I’ve shared drinks with Don before and it wasn’t pretty ๐Ÿคฉ Love you DJW. (And Marg and Em too) xx

Busy eating goulash and dumplings Great colours sofar.

I am good. I started the marking on the lizard, but they ran when I sprayed the glaze

Looks like a volcanic eruption of a pink chook

I seem to have problems with glazing!!! It must be a skill to learn

There is a dragon in the sky, you have got my disease Don.

Im working on a 2 mtr by 1.8 mtr charcoal painting don biggest i have ever done will show you for your opinion when i have finshed it

Fabulous- its very cathartic just watching you. Thank you again

You fon't need to do photo realism. I was your photographer up here for years.

Hey you could put Kentucky fried chicken down below, that would tie in with the chook eruption

BS you’ve Ben becoming a recluse for 10 years - you love us ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Ok I’m back what’s this stars wars thing you are painting

No looks more like aerial view over a cove in Hawaii

Thats what im working on now fantasy Forrest with castle

If ya going to do flowers you might as well do a rocket lol

Don’t say that Dave I need to get back to my serial killer series ๐Ÿ˜‚

May I ask the name of the group to send the photo of the picture ? I just sent it to messenger

Apparently not when you get dressed

Thank you for giving me something lovely to watch while in sydney lockdown

My children all watching don right now, receiving the wise life advice. Thanks Don!

It looks like a floating bonsai

looks quite oriental... great use of colour

May as well throw in a chook Dave

I love what your drawing now. And i live there

Is that ink or acrylic

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Thanks Don, I needed that today, having a challenging day at work, but so glad I got the notification to watch this ๐Ÿ˜

Wonderful, so helpful xx

Chilli dog has grown๐Ÿ˜‚

Thank you so much Don and Emma! Xx

Thanks Emma and Don

Why is the pic sideways

Thank you

Photo bomb

thats it

yes

poor Emma

Yes much

Tomorrow or Wednesday!

Flying daschund

Thanks so much Donald James Waters OAM. I’m smiling and grateful x

Thank you Don ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™

Thanks Don!

Yesssss๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธThank You Donald!!! I look forward for Our class! ๐ŸŒบ

How funny

Hi Don!! ๐Ÿ˜˜

lol

Haha

Okey donkey, here too, millions of JetSki

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Where your mind goes when itโ€™s 24 degrees and sunny with a light breeze. โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฅ ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Sunny Queensland

Always great ๐Ÿ˜Š

love it ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

Beautiful!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Amazing ๐Ÿ‘‹

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2 months ago

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It hurts my heart to wonder when will we see Darling Harbour as depicted here again. My thoughts and solidarity are with Sydney โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ ... See MoreSee Less

It hurts my heart to wonder when will we see Darling Harbour as depicted here again. My thoughts and solidarity are with Sydney โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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Chin up Don. We will get through this somehow. โค

Gorgeous painting Donald James Waters OAM๐Ÿ™Œโค๏ธ

Catherine Taylor highly recommend you have a look at some of Dons pieces - they’re glorious ๐Ÿ˜Š

Another beautiful day in South East Queensland โ˜€๏ธ Are we meant to be in winter?

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Didn’t we have our Winter week?

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All well and good until someone brings out a Mark Rothko painting!

She's good!

โฃ

Tania Lisa Morgan Palliaer ๐Ÿฅฐ

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It is isnt it!

Everyone else is welcome to use an eraser

I knew what you meant xx

Here you go Mary, DNA

Morning Jennie x

Maybe also before

They were so horrendous the seamstress couldn't finish

Good morning troops!

Ok that’s fine Do n keeps you safe too -miss the hugs and interaction with everyone though . Great group we have xx

Great. It’s good at hime for now plus Karen can get it

Typing is challenging today. I’m so pleased my Silicon Valley daughter will catch up on this lesson later.

The flowers in the outback are glorious so would make a story

I need caffeine , gotta put the kettle on. dont do anyting till i get back

Thank you Don and Emma, thoroughly enjoyable and educational

my Llamas are beautiful but I think they are up to no good

Agree with that, great to be still able to have the lesson

The last guy, on the left? is it because he's the furthest away, he looks a bit invisible. It might be the angle

How about make the dark patch behind figure on right into a fire with a room cooking

Freesias so lovely, out atm on red side of Coochie

Missy is snoring, my Frenchie.๐Ÿ•Don puts her to sleep

Sorry enjoyable Don thanks for all your tips and insights

Sorry had to deviate and become a Nurse, back now

Yes he missed a leg, he did it in class Emma

And that blue area on the right is a tree? I didn’t dare mention flowers but yes ๐Ÿ‘

Do thrift shops give him reward points

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I’ve always got a drink. Haven’t been to don murphys for a while though

Now I know what don reminds me off in those shorts spongebob square pants

I turned my husbands roast veges pink with beetroot cos I was too busy watching

I loved the Clown painting that Don did, it made me cry

Who makes your funky shirts Don... you know I’m a dressmaker and I make funky shirts

It’s Don, looking into one of those carnival mirrors

I’m in the shop framing for customers and I’m watching and listening to you Don. I’m giggling away

My Dad wears his green trackies and blundstones riding his bike ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿคฃ

I dont know what it is but you could call it i dont remember eating that lol

It’s a mantra Ray getting off with 2 iced Vo vos.

So true. Hard not to feel guilty posting about sold art with everything happening in the world. Almost didn’t today

It’s Marg outside shop waiting for a sale to begin

Please put a swimmer next to it and make it a reef hehe, getting scared

You should put your face sticking out of it Don

You lot are on more than drinks I don’t see a clown lol

Oh please get someone else to do it and leave those shorts at home

They’ll start looking for your ag-Ed magic mushrooms

Doooonnnt turn that upside down again…1 too many proseccos here

Looks like perfectly colour complimented brain

I love how your painting your shirt tonight don

It would be a joy to watch you paint live Don

Whatever it is, it’s certainly not boring!

What have we decided it is, I've missed a bit

Can we buy tickets to dinner

Pair of owls in a frilly frock

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2 months ago

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TUESDAY! Or phonetically โ€˜choose-dayโ€™โ€ฆ

โœ…Choose to visit DJWโ€™s Open Studio and
โœ…Choose to tune in to DJWโ€™s Live Stream!

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โœ…Choose to visit DJWโ€™s Open Studio and 
โœ…Choose to tune in to DJWโ€™s Live Stream! 

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Curated a fun mini collection of originals to celebrate @pinotandpicassobroadbeach ๐ŸŽ‰ If youโ€™re local to the GC, drop in! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ ... See MoreSee Less

Curated a fun mini collection of originals to celebrate @pinotandpicassobroadbeach ๐ŸŽ‰ If youโ€™re local to the GC, drop in! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

The weather gods are absolutely turning it on today!โ˜€๏ธ If youโ€™re able to get out in the fresh air, make sure you do!

Old mate here has overindulged in lunch and is resting seaside with his best mate - does life get any better? โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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The weather gods are absolutely turning it on today!โ˜€๏ธ If youโ€™re able to get out in the fresh air, make sure you do! 

Old mate here has overindulged in lunch and is resting seaside with his best mate - does life get any better? โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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We sure did even our dog enjoyed the walk and a sit by the water. Just perfect.

My favourite art sitting on my wall, perfect day here too โค๏ธ

love this one x c

Love this!

Love it

Love this one. Thanks Don

Jockie boy and Olaf xxoo

my wall too!๐Ÿ˜˜

Not up here ๐Ÿ˜†

Melissa Munro thought of you ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Letโ€™s just imagine that no matter our current weather, location or circumstance that this is where we are spending the weekend!

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Letโ€™s just imagine that no matter our current weather, location or circumstance that this is where we are spending the weekend! 

Whoโ€™s in?! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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The first thing you do when you see a Donald waters painting is smile. The second is immerse yourself into the adventure. It’s like reading a good book.

Such a beautiful,painting, it exudes happinessโค๏ธ

Can’t I stay for a month?

The only place to be...๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฆ€๐ŸŸ

Just makes me smile

Pick me

Bliss

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Love it ๐Ÿ˜

I'm in!

Just perfect ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿ™‹‍โ™€๏ธ

Oh if only!๐Ÿ˜Š

I’m in Don

Fabulous!

So beautiful

Gorgeous!

Me!!! It’s stunning ๐Ÿคฉ

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Oh I love this segment! I do miss class now that I work during the week.

Loving the specs ! ๐Ÿค“ Very classy / distinguished indeed !! ( life is much clearer now ... )

Yes new glassses, might need even newer ones according to Lynette

The other one was the big one

Christine Harding

Thank you

Greg, looks good

New glasses?

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โ€˜What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.โ€™

Edward Kennedy

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โ€˜What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.โ€™

Edward Kennedy

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What it feels like in Queensland watching the news on Sydney and Melbourne. Sending love and strength to our fellow Australians โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ ... See MoreSee Less

What it feels like in Queensland watching the news on Sydney and Melbourne. Sending love and strength to our fellow Australians โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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Morning all

Well, that makes my peppermint tea seem like medicine Greg.

Good morning! Love the outcome of last night's Drinks with Don!

I’m painting along on lots of little abstracts as Don chats

Woops. Step one open champagne. Drink. Step 2 get cork and Stanley knife and cut shape out of narrow end. Tah dah. I’m using it as stamp tool

I’m popping in whilst power still on. Might not last long. I can’t hear anything though. Surely Don isn’t being silent .

Sorry Don I have to leave, going to see my new 10th great grand babyโค๏ธ

I don’t want flowers I just said it so he can do opposite

Newsflash the roadie school Emma and Mary went to believe the problem could be with the outrageous demands of diva don ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Could you spray the whole lot with retouch varnish spray, if you have a good deal of charcoal?

The tea ladies confirmed not a roadie job ๐Ÿ˜œ

Good morning everyone!

love what you've done with the buggy

Wonderful thanks Don, see you soon xx

Oh wow, love that focal area

Flowers, Ill bring the bucket

No point doing a vote Emma, he always chooses his own

I know do the one you want Don, but put a bird in it

Good Morning, All.

Beautiful and free

They’re in my driveway. Must be morning tea. I’m still here

Beautiful Don! It looks amazing.

i like it, but it will be different tomorrow

Hiding knees is priority

yes, have to make sure the teacher is fed LOL

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Reminder:

Facebook Live Art Class starts at 9:30am AEST
Welcoming all levels of talent or experience to join us!

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Reminder: 

Facebook Live Art Class starts at 9:30am AEST
Welcoming all levels of talent or experience to join us! 

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Hello

I have booked for both classes in Atherton. Saw what others achieved in May. Just amazing.

I’m going to have to start getting sick so I can leave work for classes

Colleen... I have found wallflowers leaves dye beautifully in eco dye

I’ve seen him do a drawing around a plum sauce stain at a Chinese restaurant and he made the stain

Don I had to stop coming on Wednesdays as I am now on my own in the shop... no time off now. I miss the classes

Thank god no haven’t been near cairns during the contagious stuff

Classes are being advertised in the teachers newsletter so won’t last long

You have one wild imagination don. But that’s why I couldn’t stop watching.

Are you ever going to do a role reversal and em draws don does the camera?

Call make up bit of a shine on back of his head ๐Ÿ˜‚

Don.... thanks so much for the company on my drive home from work.. I couldn’t watch but I was listening. Lol

Finished first in class at roadie uni See you

He starts drinking early at the Atherton. Class

Six spots left in the second class 21st to 24th October

Maybe lennox should do next weeks drinks

Good sturdy shoes there DJW, love your not so local podiatrist

That’s good to know as I often wonder whether I should be making art part time

Omg really want to see your sisters art!

How do the brush markers hold up under/over acrylic and varnish Don?

Hahaha, change to prosecco and Cava like me ๐Ÿคฃ

So looking forward to our art class in Atherton.

Love it, I’m mesmerised

Lol, I wish my doodles look like that…

When are you going to do another wine and paint day?

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2 months ago

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As a proud Australian, Melbourne is a place I hold very close to my heart. Sending south all the love in the world โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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I love this pic of Flinders Street station, always reminds me of home โค๏ธโค๏ธ

I love this painting with the gorgeous colours and warm energy. It captures our beautiful Melbourne perfectly xxx

I love this painting - perfectly captured. Xx

stunning

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โ€œWhen this is over, may we never again take for granted;

A handshake with a stranger,
Full shelves at the store,
Conversations with neighbors,
A crowded theater, Friday night out,
The taste of communion, A routine checkup,
The school rush each morning, Coffee with a friend, The stadium roaring, Each deep breath! A boring Tuesday. Life itself.

When this ends, may we find that we have become more like the people we wanted to be,
we were called to be,
we hope to be,
and may we stay that way โ€”

better for each other because of the worst.โ€

Amazing words by Laura Kelly Fanucci, may we find that place. โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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โ€œWhen this is over, may we never again take for granted;

A handshake with a stranger, 
Full shelves at the store,
Conversations with neighbors,
A crowded theater, Friday night out,
The taste of communion, A routine checkup,
The school rush each morning, Coffee with a friend, The stadium roaring, Each deep breath!  A boring Tuesday.  Life itself.

When this ends, may we find that we have become more like the people we wanted to be,
we were called to be,
we hope to be,
and may we stay that way โ€” 

better for each other because of the worst.โ€ 

Amazing words by Laura Kelly Fanucci, may we find that place. โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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I love this Donald!! Especially the bridge! Steve and I say hi. We wish you, Margaret, Emma-Louise and your gorgeous grandson love and peace! We are safe and getting used to lockdown in Melbourne. We hope you are all well

Miss you guys. Hope you’re all well. Until we meet again….take care ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ

The detail is amazing Donald. Little figures on the ledge. Utopia.

Oh mate you are just a master great awesome painting ๐Ÿ‘

I love this, it says so much.

You are one very talented man Don

Don, I think you guys better come back to WA to retire. How quickly we forget all this can be taken away. I still live like it’s lockdown even though there’s so much out there to do in WA. Making me think twice about all the studio time lol

Love this Donald. So true and had to share!

Red door!

Beautiful work my friend xx

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I shared an artwork yesterday purely to make you smile and received an avalanche of love in return, thank-you! Feeling very grateful for all the kind words๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ.

Here is todayโ€™s gleeful offering โ€˜Happy Islandโ€™, titled by my 5 year old grandson.

Sending good vibes, good physical and mental health to all. Stay safe, stay understanding. Everyone is going through it. โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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I shared an artwork yesterday purely to make you smile and received an avalanche of love in return, thank-you! Feeling very grateful for all the kind words๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ. 

Here is todayโ€™s gleeful offering โ€˜Happy Islandโ€™, titled by my 5 year old grandson. 

Sending good vibes, good physical and mental health to all. Stay safe, stay understanding. Everyone is going through it. โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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This is magical! What an appropriate name - Happy Island! I love this painting - there is so much joy and positive energy in it!

The colours not only catch your eye, the composition takes you on a beautiful journey...you are definitely the journey man...thank you Don

The same to you and your family Don. Magical painting

It sure is a “Happy Island”

There’s no doubt about it Donald, your wonderful paintings are legendary ๐Ÿ’•

I wish that I was wealthy and had a huge home so that I could buy all your paintings and fill my days with all this eye candy.

Absolutely gorgeous. How could anyone look at this and not feel happy?! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’š

Ohhhh another beauty, you really are very talented. Are these water colours. They are very very eye catching. Thanks Donald. ๐ŸŒธ

Great painting g as usual, we certainly need happy vibes at the moment to keep us all positiveโค๏ธ

J’adore. And well named. Clever boy/s

Total Legend ๐Ÿ‘ŒThank you. Stay safe ๐Ÿ˜‰

Your work just amazing. I love this one. It takes me away from our lock down. Thanks Don.

Love this, amazing colours๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜

Love it - so bright and happy.

Love your painting Don. Thank you.

Everyone loves to be free like this ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Beautiful sunny piece and I love it ๐Ÿ˜

Another magical happy painting โค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ

Is this for sale?

A real feel good painting.๐Ÿ˜Ž

Love this!

Lovely

โค๏ธ

I love this one

Fantastic fun painting๐Ÿ’–

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Hi, my name is Don. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ
In September 2011, I made the decision to only paint artworks that make people feel happy. There is currently a lot of unhappiness in the world, so hopefully you see this painting today and it makes you smile for a moment. โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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Hi, my name is Don. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ 
In September 2011, I made the decision to only paint artworks that make people feel happy. There is currently a lot of unhappiness in the world, so hopefully you see this painting today and it makes you smile for a moment. โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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You have always made people happy . Thanks ๐Ÿ™ for giving me great childhood memories which will last forever. Best art teacher there is xoxo

Your painting on my wall makes me happy every day. ๐Ÿ˜

Definitely brings back a memory of a great childhood. Thanks Don.

I am so looking forward to my art class with you in October up here in Atherton. Your art just sings for me. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you Don.

Really enjoy your Tue nights that randomly flash up and seeing your cricket in the middle of a country town every time I pick up my prints at Arts Edge ๐Ÿ’– You’re an Aussie hero for sure

Love it ….as I do ALL. your paintings!

Ours makes us happy every single day โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜˜

Yes, I’m happy, an Englishman catching an Aussie!

Your paintings reflect you perfectly and your zest and vitality!

Your paintings always make me happy Don. So colourful

I’ve dreamed of having your artwork in my home since I worked at Somni over a decade ago. Someday ๐Ÿ˜ thanks for sharing xx

Love this one Don โค๏ธ It brings life into our house!

This is brilliant. Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ’ซ

Wow, brilliant, lovely bright cheerfully painted colours, very Aussie. Lovely thank you.๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด

Don all your work is so uplifting ๐Ÿ˜

Much love to you and Margie mate, thank you for sharing your amazing talents xx

Thank you Don it has put a smile on my face. Such a happy scene. !!

Miss you & Love to you & Marg. ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

Beautiful happy painting Don, love it! โค

Your such a lovely man. Your paintings are s reflection of that loveliness xx

Your paintings always make me happy. ๐Ÿ’•

I love it

Love it Don

It’s fabulous ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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Wednesdayโ€™s Art Class online from the grounds of DJWโ€™s home studio. Grateful for the means to do so and for my students embracing it.

Stay safe, happy and united โ˜บ๏ธ
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Apart but still together โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ 

Wednesdayโ€™s Art Class online from the grounds of DJWโ€™s home studio. Grateful for the means to do so and for my students embracing it. 

Stay safe, happy and united โ˜บ๏ธ

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Loved today’s art lesson! Spirit Houses, rain trees, dogs and cats, and Lennox bowling over the camera! And most importantly, Don’s inspirational guidance on seeing things in your own backyard. I’m still smiling!

So happy we got your PHF presented last week Don otherwise Lockdown would have delayed it again.

2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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hmmmmm

hahah Lennox threw the ball for the dog through the equipment

hahah Lennox!

You wouldn't know it was lockdown with the amount of building going on

I know Cathy!

Good Cathy he deserves it

Well this has taken an interesting turn

Everyone saw what he was painting? I just moved the tripod so you could see what hes doing on an angle, and also what hes using. Let me know if thats ok?

Has everyone got sound?

Our neighbours are working in the garden, so the dogs are critiquing their performance

Is the audio ok?

Is the audio okay?

good morning Lynnete!

Consider yourself lucky she's not a greyhound running around you!

Thank you for a great lesson Don and Emma

I love him, have all 3 Dreamtime series

The vision is a bit bright on the paper, don't know if it can be toned down?

Same here Don, 3 houses being built behind me

mmm, thought I saw Lennox in the background

Too many little beings running around the tripod!

you can get biros with archival ink now d

I'm waiting to see that tray mobile!

we are always looking at his back lol

Got to love kids and dogs ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ’•

i mean the painting not his back lol

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Donald James Waters OAM

"Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless โ€“like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." Bruce Lee

We are drawing inspiration from these wise words to adapt over lockdown. Tune in on Wednesday 9:30am AEST fb.me/e/1aozWWd5h to watch DJW become one with the internet and deliver his class online, all welcome.

It seems Bruce Lee also operated 'with nothing in his mind' -- Donald's fav catchphrase, coincidently his wife's least favourite.
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Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless โ€“like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. Bruce Lee

We are drawing inspiration from these wise words to adapt over lockdown. Tune in on Wednesday 9:30am AEST https://fb.me/e/1aozWWd5h to watch DJW become one with the internet and deliver his class online, all welcome. 

It seems Bruce Lee also operated with nothing in his mind -- Donalds fav catchphrase, coincidently his wifes least favourite.

As we find ourselves in lockdown until Sunday, this weekโ€™s art class, open studio and any face-to-face bookings are on hold.

We will however be online tomorrow evening for the โ€˜Drinks with Donโ€™ livestream, and will look to share some online art tutorials to do at home throughout the week.

Letโ€™s be patient with one another, ourselves and put on a united front against this pandemic! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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As we find ourselves in lockdown until Sunday, this weekโ€™s art class, open studio and any face-to-face bookings are on hold. 

We will however be online tomorrow evening for the โ€˜Drinks with Donโ€™ livestream, and will look to share some online art tutorials to do at home throughout the week. 

Letโ€™s be patient with one another, ourselves and put on a united front against this pandemic! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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So true, not to mention all the looking at a blank canvas for days on end waiting for the inspiration

That’s my work situation. The unseen is the stuff planned for retirement.

Had the privilege of orating this evening at Rotary Club of Beenleigh on โ€˜The Importance of Artโ€™.

To my complete surprise, I was recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow. I canโ€™t put into words how much this honour means to me. Accolades are the furthest from my mind when working in the community. Thank-you again for the recognition, it will certainly be treasured. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

โ€˜Paul Harris Fellow recognitions in Australia have been awarded to Rotarians and others that have shown that they are prepared to go that extra mile in support of people in need. It is an emphatic acknowledgement of the appreciation shown for tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world. These awards have been presented to many outstanding leaders in the community, as well as to โ€œordinary people doing extraordinary thingsโ€œ. โ€˜
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The kids and John and I really enjoyed your oration tonight and look forward to seeing and hearing more from you. Even though the recognition is far from your mind, you deserve it for all that you do to improve others’ lives. Thank you ๐Ÿ™

We have four of Don's paintings and a " tablecloth doodle " which bring joy into our home everyday ....especially " Dora's chooks " which has pride of place in our lounge . Congratulations Don on a life well lived .

Huge congratulations, Don. It is wonderful to see you being recognised for all the wonderful things you do to support others. You don’t do what you do to get awards, but you certainly deserve them! โคโค

Very well deserved. You always go that extra mile to share your talent so willingly with those in need and sharing healing through art. Congratulations and thank you. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅ‚

Well deserved!! Congratulations Don and what an amazing presentation. Allan Hong and I will look forward to seeing you again the Showgrounds exhibition.

Congratulations Don, I for one found your presentation very enjoyable and interesting!

Congratulations Don.

Congratulations well deserved

Congratulations DJW!

Well deserved โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Congratulations mate, ๐Ÿ‘ well deserved ๐Ÿ˜˜

Congratulations Don. โœจ Thank you for bringing so much colour into our lives ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป Well deserved ๐ŸŽ‰

Robin Loan

Brilliant ๐Ÿ˜

Congratulations Don, that is excellent !

Congratulations!

Congratulations Donald!

Congratulations Donald James Waters. So we’ll deserved. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Congratulations Don. Well deserved.

Well done mate.. love ya work ๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations Don. I can’t think of anyone that deserves this more

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Donald James Waters OAM

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