Excited about this! ✌🏼♥️🎨All 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.
🌟 INTRODUCING SUGAR SWEET STORIES! 🌟
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 email@example.com 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 ... See MoreSee Less
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.
Excited and ready to tackle a busy week filled with mural painting, commissioned artworks, Create, Consume., live streams, and back to in person teaching! It’s a blessed life ✌🏼❤️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less
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 👍
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 😂
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
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 ❤️❤️
And Love Grandfather Love
Good on ya don. And a happy Father's Day to you too 😃🌈
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.
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“When 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 —
better for each other because of the worst.”
Amazing words by Laura Kelly Fanucci, may we find that place. ✌🏼♥️🎨
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 ♥️♥️♥️
The detail is amazing Donald. Little figures on the ledge. Utopia.
Oh mate you are just a master great awesome painting 👍
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
Hi, my name is Don. 👋🏼 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. ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less
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.
"Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless –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. ... See MoreSee Less
To my complete surprise, I was recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow. I can’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. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
‘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 “ordinary people doing extraordinary things“. ‘ ... See MoreSee Less
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 🙏
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! ❤❤
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. 🙏🎉🥂
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 well deserved
Well deserved ❤️❤️❤️
Congratulations mate, 👍 well deserved 😘
Congratulations Don. ✨
Thank you for bringing so much colour into our lives 👌🏻 Well deserved 🎉
Congratulations Don, that is excellent !
Congratulations Donald James Waters. So we’ll deserved. 😊
Congratulations Don. Well deserved.
Well done mate.. love ya work 💙
Congratulations Don. I can’t think of anyone that deserves this more
Any chance we can zoom in a little for a sec to see better(cause you know- we’ve prob all had a few )
I had a seek peek of the commission can you explain the process was it charcoal then sealed then colour Don
When I did the workshop and I was getting stuck I scribbled “this is f*#ked and I don’t know where to go from here” buuuuuuut you can’t read it now 🤣🤣🤣
Something inspired by the drink 😊 ……. And it’s back to volcano with water ❤️❤️ it’s like watching Mr Sqiggle
I wish I could see it better. It's too small on my phone
Sorry, but I missed the beginning- what paper and medium is being used? Is it ink?
Love from Precious; great to talk again today; Emma ask about brushes please?
I can see the sun behind clouds just then until you turned it lol
You’re amazing…. When are you coming back to Mackay for your next workshop??
Just love watching Donald work and his ‘think-aloud’ processes esp when he’s not sure what’s developing on the paper. Thank you for sharing. Is there an events note on Don’s FB page about the next Savour and Colour by the bay? Can’t seem to see new events. Thank you
Thank you its absolutely awesome what i seen
See ya tomorrow morning, Don!
Good thank you loving this xx❣️❣️
Lool i will get in my rocket and get up there
Ok guys see ya next week and more painting can't wait
Literally would put that on my wall now- love it!!
On Monday night, great mate and incoming Coomera Valley Rotary President, Des Lacy invited me to speak on ‘The Importance of Art’.
It was a fantastic evening with plenty of laughs and valuable take-aways for The Rotarians. As always I appreciate any opportunity to be let loose in the community to share my love of art! ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less
Unfortunately with influx of colds & viruses with the cold weather, we’ve decided to cancel tonight’s livestream and tomorrow’s art class to preserve everyone’s best health. Thank-you for understanding and keep healthy! ... See MoreSee Less