Halloween Decorations

I am not fond of the typical scary Halloween decorations. I wanted to decorate my salon, Studio 904 with items which represent the season… filled with bright colors, whimsey and humor. I racked my brain for a while and all of a sudden an idea came to me. Why not use my favorite staples, brown grocery bags and hand painted water color paper. So I went to town and made dozens of owls, skulls and houses to decorate the whole salon!

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I painted this skull with turquoise acrylic paint, sewed and stuffed them.

 

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I painted the branches with black paint and hung these adorable ornaments on the branches.

 

 

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I had fun making these houses… painted water color paper     with black gesso and folded them to look like a house. I especially like the shiny roof tops in different colors.

 

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I painted the brown paper bags with black acrylic paint, decorated the face and body and gave the bat sparkly wings made of craft paper.

 

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They can be displayed like this if you don’t want to do a tree.

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“Journey to Japan”, Kids Summer Program

Our class

I taught 3rd and 4th graders “arts and crafts” at the Seattle Buddhist Temple’s Kids Summer Program. It was so much fun working with them, hours flew by quickly.
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Yumi’s Life Lessons

How to empower yourself and turn everyday into a happy day!

Yumi's Life Lessons
My book, Yumi’s Life Lessons. Ten percent of each sale was donated to Pasado’s Safe Haven which amounted to $3,500!

It’s been five years since this book was written and self-published by me. The story of this book is about my sweet white Terrier named Yumi and the lessons she taught me about life. She truly taught me that every day is precious and I must live each day being happy. Read more

“Oh So Pretty” Folded Cards

Welcome to the world of creating your own background papers!

Class sample

Join Kay in crafting unique folded cards. You will learn how to create beautiful backgrounds using pearlescent watercolors and stencils. Cards are embellished with flowers, butterflies and ribbons to create a delicate spring theme. Plus, you will go home with a sampler packet of back-grounds. Read more

Flower Crazy!

 

Flower made of colored scrapbooking paper
Flower made of colored scrapbooking paper

 

Just before spring arrives, I get motivated to try different flower designs using tissue, crepe, vellum, construction and any other paper sources I can get my hands on. Oh,forgot to mention paper bags, paper towels, napkins and cupcake holders! Before long, I can end up with a whole field of spring flowers!

Here are some things you can do with these flowers to create a happy day for yourself or for others. Read more

Spring is in the Air!

Ornaments

Coming out of a long winter season can leave us feeling gloomy and unmotivated.

This is why I began thinking about the coming of spring when the new year arrived.

Changing  surroundings to keep time with the seasons and holidays is a good way to keep us looking forward. Read more