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2 days ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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This is my first live watch omg brilliant watching you paint ๐ŸŽจ love it, Emma your doing an amazing job Love it ๐Ÿ˜

Seeing he’s doing all new things next year will be be seeing a new wardrobe without the spongebob shorts

I need to come down and have a look, we have a new wall that needs your magic touch โค๏ธ

Do you still critique paintings sent in Don and what time

I critique paintings. I have no qualifications but I know what I like

I don’t think you could ever paint something I wouldn’t like ๐Ÿ‘

I would love a beach bag, how much are they. It’s amazzzzing watching you bring this piece together ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’•

Hey Don and Emma, need to come see you, wanting a Cane fire picture with our old house...

Was that the beer fridge getting revenge?

Oh I do Don, I've done a absolutely mad one this week

I’m happy to do a critique on the wardrobe

What are we in Turbo mode Donald

Can't wait to see some of your 2022 works of art Don

G’day Don, Emma and everyone else..

I can't bring it, too wet

AMAZING! You are such an inspiration Don ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ♥๏ธ

Love your work Don.

Yeah I don’t get it either

Ghats cause i like ya Don

I like where this is going ๐Ÿค˜

We are enjoying 'Winter Whiting' on our wall. Thanks Don

Brett & Lisa say hi ๐Ÿ‘‹

Guess what arrived today.. we are both very excited!! ๐Ÿ˜†

So busy. I had to leave early. Was great to see you all

Looks awesome

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3 days ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Being confined indoors with the continuing downpour ainโ€™t so bad.

Making my own sunshine.

Are mermaids at the mercy of weather forecasts? ๐Ÿค”
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Being confined indoors with the continuing downpour ainโ€™t so bad. 

Making my own sunshine. 

Are mermaids at the mercy of weather forecasts? ๐Ÿค”

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It’s so great that you have your beautiful studio to keep you sane. Love this piece that you are doing ๐Ÿ˜

This looks amazing, Donald!

Time for this type of twisted painting to come outta of your studio

You are an amazing person Don

Love this painting its fantastic

Oh my goodness.. I love it๐Ÿ˜ Very talented man ๐Ÿ˜Š

Love this it’s great ๐Ÿ‘

That’s coming along nicely Love it โค๏ธ

Love this painting

You are so talented Don x

They might be at the mercy of turbulence in the sea.lol

Yes Think there is a market in Cairns dive tours

Lovely as always ๐Ÿ’ž

wonderful x

Love this one โค

Looks fabulous

Love it!

That’s awesome Don.

Love it!

What green is that?๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Wow so awesome Don

Very nice.

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TUESDAY!!!

Open studio from 2pm - 6pm
Live stream from 6:30pm

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TUESDAY!!!

Open studio from 2pm - 6pm 
Live stream from 6:30pm 

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https://arthouseonthebay.myshopify.com/collections/artworks-for-sale

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1 week ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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Yes that was an excellent one where he did flowers worth watching

You have to do more Don on the education tv i have bought them all

Val I tried that but he still didn’t finish the trailer in Atherton

Your not going to do flowers in 2022, are you?

Loving it Don! The magic of free painting and colours! Greg’s getting a chuckle also Don. We’re liking it!๐Ÿ’•

Sounds like it raining pretty good up there

I missed the start what medium

That’s awesome Lennox you are getting so tall

Sing a Justin Bieber song!

The mother colour is an excellent course

So 8s it people surfing

Double vaxd...double the chance 9f getting covid

They might be socially excited lol

That's just like Coochiemudlo on Sunday

Are you goingbto bring them in framed?

I like the white space

Are you going to be painting flowers ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I'll give you lunch and wine

Val that’s who’s painting it

Yep and it was vodka

Hey Lennox how’s school

I think that a no Val lol

Can you deliver to Coochie

What is he dressed like Emma

Evening Don and Emma. Robbo and Kel. Atherton Tablelands

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1 week ago

Donald James Waters OAM

TODAY: Open Studio TONIGHT: Drinks with Don & BLACK FRIDAY SALE DROPS! 50% off all originals in stock and 30% off limited edition print orders. CRAAAAZZZZYYYYY donโ€™t miss it. โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿคฏ ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

โ€˜A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.โ€™
โ€• Leonardo da Vinci.

Thank-you for sacrificing your body DJW to provide us with many beautiful works of art ๐Ÿคฃ

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โ€˜A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.โ€™ 
โ€•  Leonardo da Vinci.    

Thank-you for sacrificing your body DJW to provide us with many beautiful works of art ๐Ÿคฃ

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Could preserve ‘the body beautiful’, alongside the eternal Masterpieces. X ๐Ÿค—

I picked up another one of your pieces this week.

You look very cool Don

Great photo Don โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Lovely photo Don ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ

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2 weeks ago

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STAY POSTED FOR EPIC BLACK FRIDAY SALE ON ORIGINAL ARTWORKS & LIMITED EDITION PRINTS. DETAILS SOON โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ ... See MoreSee Less

STAY POSTED FOR EPIC BLACK FRIDAY SALE ON ORIGINAL ARTWORKS & LIMITED EDITION PRINTS. DETAILS SOON โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

2 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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You make it look so easy and it must be very therapeutic for you because that’s how I’m feeling watching you paint ๐Ÿฅฐ

What’s he painting a bowl of ice cream get it together diva don

It’s the colours you use that I find to be a defining Waters

I tried doing some pieces along a similar line and it’s very hard to express care and kindness in art. Be so cool to have a big group exhibition on just hope and kindness

If you turn it around to the right it has ships on water in it

Thanks Marg and Don for Saturday night! We had such a great time

for a second, I thought Don was very clever at mirrored writing

Saw one of your paintings in Greg’s practice waiting room it’s really brightened wall up

Looks like all the booze that was spilt on the floor and his hand trying to save the gin

Thank Christ the bar was open early at Atherton kept diva don in line

Say get your shit together people and stop all the crap! We don’t have long. Be kind to yourselves and the earth

Do you think there needs to beba new art movement Don? Kindness Movement?

I love your pastel colour and when you take the masking tape away. You look great and lost some weight

Haha it’s the festive season! ๐Ÿ˜‚ you two crack me up x

I like circles too. That’s why my belly is round

Was a Great night

What's with the pastel colours Don...?

Loving the colour palette

He’s reading a romance cause he’s using the girl colours

He’s combining all the years on one canvas

What dose Timmy know that

A hand with a globe and a saddle beside it

I was going to do that Emma

Loving the colours

My son Ivan said..the real Santa..

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BACK TONIGHT DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!!!

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Brilliant Don! Loved it ๐Ÿฅฐ

woohoo. cant wait. getting my wine ready Don

Thanks Don, I really enjoyed watching๐Ÿค—

Thanks everyone for tuning in!

Wooohooo great

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TODAY!

Open Studio 2pm - 6pm
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TODAY!

Open Studio 2pm - 6pm

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Wow That looks beautiful โค๏ธ

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Congratulations Don. Looks great x

Awesome! Would love this!!

Very swanky Donald James Waters OAM ๐Ÿ’—

3 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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It's a shame that this event coincided with the inaugural Heritage Fair. Would have been great to see Don's art work and the man himself there ๐Ÿ‘ The Harrigans marquee looks great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Looks Awesome wish I was there xxxx

Looks like a good night

Absolutely magical!๐Ÿ™Œ

What a fabulous night!!!

That looks glorious

Wow

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Getting ready to rockโ€ฆ. the canvas! ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ

@JACOB on sound check and Harrigan's Calypso Bay on decor.

Going to be an awesome night! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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Have a great day today, I would love to be there but I had to work...

Beautiful Don! Love your work. The colours are stunning. I think this might even be one of your early pieces. My parents bought it years ago.

Looks beautiful! Hope you have a fabulous night Don. Xxx

Wish I was there it's about time I brought some more of your amazing work โค๏ธ

Looks very nice Don. I was at Sara's birthday party last night, otherwise I would've been there x

Looking wonderful Don, unfortunately I'm unable to attend this time however wishing you a fantastic night ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฝ

Wow looks amazing, hope you had a wonderful night xxx

Have a brilliant night sorry we couldn’t join you. โ˜น๏ธ

Good to see you back in action

See you later my dear friend โค๏ธ

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HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SATURDAY NIGHT?

Last day today to secure your tickets to ROCK THE CANVAS with JACOB at Harrigan's Calypso Bay. Good food & drink, great entertainment at a never to be repeated ticket price. Book your tickets here harrigansdriftinn.com.au/rock-the-canvas/

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HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SATURDAY NIGHT? 

Last day today to secure your tickets to ROCK THE CANVAS with JACOB at Harrigans Calypso Bay. Good food & drink, great entertainment at a never to be repeated ticket price. Book your tickets here https://harrigansdriftinn.com.au/rock-the-canvas/

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Support the NVSS P&C Association's Christmas Raffle. Tickets available on QKR. Wonderful prizes up for grabs with thanks to:
Donald James Waters OAM
Michael Crandon MP
Bush Heart
Quest 4 Pest - Gold Coast, Logan and Brisbane
Smart Stone Landscape Supplies - Mt Warren Park
Floral & Fern
Height Safety Servicing
My Home Collective
Just.Burn.Mecandles
A Mother of Wolves Creations
LINK Business Brokers Gold Coast
The Park Coomera
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It’s a school application. I’ll check with Norfolk Village State School!

What is QKR ?

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4 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Iโ€™ve just written up our first Christmas card of the season to accompany an online order received this afternoon. Can you believe itโ€™s just under 7 weeks until the big man visits?! If youโ€™re stuck for gifts, weโ€™ve got a range of stock to suit all budgets & tastes. Plus DJW will put a good word in with Santa if you support local artists this silly season. โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ ... See MoreSee Less

Iโ€™ve just written up our first Christmas card of the season to accompany an online order received this afternoon. Can you believe itโ€™s just under 7 weeks until the big man visits?! If youโ€™re stuck for gifts, weโ€™ve got a range of stock to suit all budgets & tastes. Plus DJW will put a good word in with Santa if you support local artists this silly season. โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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Fabric for dresses and shirts would be cool.

Is there a link to the shop?

Any of the art remaining that you did for Twin Waters Resort Sunshine Coast QLD?

Loved these covid lockdown concert nights with JACOB, did you?

We are recreating the dynamic bigger & better in person at Harrigan's Calypso Bay on 13th November. Good food & drink, great entertainment at a never to be repeated ticket price. Book your tickets here harrigansdriftinn.com.au/rock-the-canvas/

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supportive, healing wishes from FNQ!

Sorry to hear Don, I had it a month ago myself but it's gone away now, very distressing at the time, 2 days in hospital...get well Don!

Feet up and rest. Take care

Oh dear, hope he is better soon x

If it continues and is Positional vertigo, go to Logan Hospital and get the Physio Department to put the goggles on you to fix it...I had it for 7 months and the doctor wanted to prescribe drugs but I saw an article about Logan Hospitals new toy and went there....fixed it in 15 minutes!!

Feel better soon don.

Feel better, beautiful human.

all the best Don take care.

take care my dear x c

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Take care of yourself Don ๐Ÿ™

Get better soon Don. Xxx

Get well soon Don x

Feel better soon โค๏ธ

Don, feel better soon. Healing prayers ๐Ÿ™

Take care hope you feel better soon ๐Ÿ˜˜

I feel you pain.

Bugger get well soon mate

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โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจHaving created all this (see posts below) by 2012. I took a break for 10 years. Thanks to a 4 day art workshop in Atherton with the bloody legendary artist Donald James Waters OAM I rediscovered my love of all things creative and i'm back with a vengeance. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Donald Duck does Van Gogh Alive.
Fantastic experience, if you can get there - do!
Have you been?
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Donald Duck does Van Gogh Alive. 
Fantastic experience, if you can get there - do! 
Have you been? 
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Went on Sunday - it was fabulous โค๏ธ

Went Sunday, loved it ๐Ÿ˜

Wow! Magical Don & Marg. Without the mask you would have blended into a work of art Don๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ Spectacular guy’s. Enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜˜Lyn & Greg

It's fantastic Don, I went to see it ,,, Loved it,

Wednesday morning- so looking forward to it ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป

Ooo looks awesome .. going in few weeks.. ๐ŸŒป

Seriously that mask Donald Duck ๐Ÿฆ†

Wow, want to do that one !

I'm heading there now ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ‹โ˜€๏ธ

Cant wait to see it Sandra Ryder

Going Saturday - have 2 spare tickets if anyone is keen?

How cool!!!

Going today!

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Happy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ

Thanks to Dot Smith for arranging Donโ€™s involvement. Wonderful night and great show if you can get there. Brilliant potters, absolutely blown away by the talent.

A standout out for me was one of the division winners who at 80 travels from Brisbane every week to pot. Wonderful!

โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจDonโ€™t miss this wonderful exhibition!

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Thanks to Dot Smith for arranging Donโ€™s involvement. Wonderful night and great show if you can get there. Brilliant potters, absolutely blown away by the talent. 

A standout out for me was one of the division winners who at 80 travels from Brisbane every week to pot. Wonderful! 

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Timeline photosThe perfect excuse for date night!
Join us on Saturday 13th November from 6:30pm for an amazing live art exhibition by Donald James Waters OAM.
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
Purchase your tickets online today!
bit.ly/HCB_rock_the_canvas
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Hello such a beautiful painting wow.

Wow lovely painting love it ๐Ÿ˜

We’ll be there with bells on!

Ash are you still keen?

Matteo Stassi

John Coyle

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Yes! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

Great little mindfulness exercise to try!
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Great little mindfulness exercise to try! 
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Anyone who has ever heard me speak, received an art lesson from me or attended a seminar can attest to me repeatedly hammering home the importance of stepping outside your comfort zone.

Itโ€™s where your growth happens, your expansion, autopilot is switched off and your brain is engaged. Itโ€™s scary and you might fail but if you donโ€™t try, you are stagnant. This goes for art and life in general.

This is me practicing what I preach outside of my comfort zone. There were tantrums, internal conflict and fear of the unknown but Iโ€™m enjoying the view from the top of the mountain.

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Anyone who has ever heard me speak, received an art lesson from me or attended a seminar can attest to me repeatedly hammering home the importance of stepping outside your comfort zone. 

Itโ€™s where your growth happens, your expansion, autopilot is switched off and your brain is engaged. Itโ€™s scary and you might fail but if you donโ€™t try, you are stagnant. This goes for art and life in general. 

This is me practicing what I preach outside of my comfort zone. There were tantrums, internal conflict and fear of the unknown but Iโ€™m enjoying the view from the top of the mountain. 

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With you Don. Doing that right now x

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And then Gamblin incorporates it…Gambon…..

What about wine ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿท

Hmm Think I'll give it a miss

I had blue scotch and dry,not to bad

Oh the number of times i have nearly dipped my brush in my drink!!

๐Ÿค” Good to know ๐Ÿคฃ

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1 month ago

Donald James Waters OAM

๐ŸŽถDo you ever question your life?
Do you ever wonder why?
Do you ever see in your dreams
All the castles in the sky?
Oh tell me why do we build castles in the sky?
Oh tell me why are the castles way up high. ๐ŸŽถ

Who doesnโ€™t feel good after listening to 90โ€™s trance! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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๐ŸŽถDo you ever question your life?
Do you ever wonder why? 
Do you ever see in your dreams
All the castles in the sky?
Oh tell me why do we build castles in the sky?
Oh tell me why are the castles way up high. ๐ŸŽถ 

Who doesnโ€™t feel good after listening to 90โ€™s trance! โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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Totally don’t have my finger in the air…ah to be so young and attractive again lol

Interesting piece.

Hi Don it was so special for me to meet and connect with you still the Atherton Workshop… thank you for sharing your energy and thoughts with us all…. Can’t wait to meet you up here again cheers Jutta Bottcher

Cirque du Soleil

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I am loving this Don!

I love thisโค

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Wrapped up Atherton Tablelands seminar and absolutely blown away by the talent and vulnerability of those in attendance. Worked hard but so worth it, ready to go again!
A huge thank-you to the best roady, outdone herself. โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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Started another seminar today! Love it!

so pleased to hear that all went well up there looking forward to seeing you next week x c๐Ÿฅฐ

Hope you enjoyed your time in the North. Maybe catch you next time ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Nick & Tracy

Good worthwhile trip. Hooray!

That waterfall picture is amazing!

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Congratulations JettWINDAROO VALLEY SHS
THE ARTS

Year 11 Media Arts In Practice student Jett James, has won the Beenleigh Cane Parade โ€˜Sugar Sweet Storiesโ€ Logo search competition. The competition was for a new youth literacy project - a joint project of the Beenleigh Rotary, Quota & Soroptimists Clubs, being funded by the proceeds from the reinvigoration of the Beenleigh Cane Parade & Gala Ball. The logo will be used on book labels and bags and the winner was picked by local artist, Donald James Waters.

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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.' "

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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‘

2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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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2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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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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 months 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

Followed closely by the fact there appears to be no limit to poor fashion choices.
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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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2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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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

2 months 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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2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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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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2 months 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
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3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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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3 months 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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3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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

3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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˜˜

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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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3 months 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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Doesnโ€™t that sound lovely โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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Add animals and it’s perfect.

Sending love to all today.
Happy Dadโ€™s Day โœŒ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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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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3 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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3 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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