About Donna Martin

Donna Martin Stained Glass Artist, Owner of Alchemy Stained Glass Studio, Oil painter and journalist. I love the laid back attitude of Edgewater. Oak Hill is one of my favorite towns because of the simple life, with the old Florida atmosphere and the abundant wildlife. But initially, it was New Smyrna Beach that attracted me. I was on my way to Ponce Lighthouse and took a wrong turn into New Smyrna Beach. I picked up a newspaper (The Observer, in fact). On the front page was an article about the Atlantic Center for the Arts. I folded up my paper, went back to St. Cloud where I was working for Chrysler in Orlando and put my house up for sale. I’ve never looked back.



Author Archives: Donna Martin

Ye Old Bookstore

August 13th, 2014 | by Donna Martin

When is a bookstore not just a bookstore? When it’s Brown’s Bookstore in Edgewater. The only thing missing is a [&hellip


The Chain Reaction Garden

March 13th, 2014 | by Donna Martin

By all appearances it seems like a greenhouse just sprouted out of the ground in the winter at the Burns [&hellip


Robbie the Wonder Dog

January 28th, 2014 | by Donna Martin

Christmas, for me in Florida, is a “no family” occasion since I left Michigan. It’s just phone calls and Christmas [&hellip


Angels Among Us

November 7th, 2013 | by Donna Martin

Many of us have collections of some kind – shells, vintage match cars, antique glassware, or what have you.  I [&hellip


K-Cups are driving me Krazy

October 21st, 2013 | by Donna Martin

I went and did it. I bought an instant coffee machine. I don’t want to plug any particular brand but [&hellip



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