How I Make My Angels

I want to share a story of why I became enamored with Angels. Living in the aftermath of World War II in Kokura, Japan was not easy for me. Even for a little kid like me, I knew how hunger made my stomach ache. I asked my mother, “Will this go on forever?” She replied, “Keiko, I’ll have to show you how to believe in Angels. There is a special Angel who is keeping watch over you. But you must sit very still and think of how you want things to be…clear your mind by removing your thoughts of fear and anger out of your head and heart… invite love and hope instead. This is when I learned to find angels who were readily around me when I called out to them for help.

Angels

Angels are here to protect you. They are all around you so look for them.

Always remember that an Angel exists within each one of us. So why not be an Angel to others who need guidance from an Angel?

Angels are good either way.

Angels remain my most cherished girls. I draw, paint, and make things using the Angel as a metaphore. Lately, I’ve been making Angel ornaments. I gave one to a friend who was going through a hard time in life. She was elated when she received the sweet Angel ornament. “I know there are Angels, but I forget. This ornament stays hanging by my kitchen window. Every morning I gaze at her angelic face and she reminds me that I am never alone. She gives me the courage to face the day”.

This kind of feedback gives me the motivation to keep creating my Angel ornaments. Here’s a quick motion video on how I make them.

Here are more hand-made ornaments that you can purchase in my salon, Studio 904 Hair Design in Mercer Island, WA. or by clicking the SHOP tab above. Still in time for year-end gift-giving.

Season of Giving

I believe that powerful collective energy emerges when we connect and work toward a common goal of helping those in need.

In this season of giving, my business, Studio 904, focuses on our annual Angels for the Animals campaign. I’m proud to say that over the 13 years that we have held this event, we’ve raised tens of thousands of dollars for several local animal welfare organizations: Pasado’s Safe Haven, Ginger’s Pet Rescue, The Old Dog Haven, and Precious Life Animal Sanctuary.


Ignite Sparks of Compassion & Joy

Looking for a unique holiday gift to inspire a friend? Feeling stuck and want to unleash your own inner power? The beautifully designed Magical Mindshifts card deck is full of inspirational words that are accompanied by whimsical, creative artwork. Each of the 56 cards in the deck contains an everyday word that can be used as a tool to help you see things in a totally different way. All of them are designed to create a mental shift away from the usual way you approach life to one that encourages you to open your mind.

Magical Mindshifts card deck