What Do a Homeless Donkey and a Hair Salon Have in Common?

Just who is Babs and how did we arrive at this place?

People are often astonished when they hear the news. They often exclaim, “Studio 904 Hair Salon has adopted a pet donkey named Babs? What’s up with that?

Just who was Babs and how did we arrive at this place?

Babs, who was an abused and disabled donkey who lived in her forever safe home at Pasado’s Safe Haven, an animal sanctuary located in Snohomish County, Washington. When she was rescued by Pasado’s, Babs had been used for lasso practice; people would ride around in four-wheel vehicles and practice lassoing her. After examining her, the staff discovered that she was badly debilitated, blind, and suffering from Cushings disease, an illness that affects the pituitary gland. In addition, she suffered from laminitis, a severe, debilitating ailment that affects the hooves and is sometimes fatal. Through it all, she still managed to steal the hearts of everyone who was lucky enough to meet her and used the classic donkey stubbornness to hold her own against the other strong-willed animals she came into contact with. When the salon adopted Babs, the process was extremely simple. We agreed to donate $35.00 each month to supplement her strict daily regimen of food and health care.  Everything else was taken care of by Pasado’s.

Babs passed on. Before long, two rescued Donkeys, Ole and Jacque arrived at Pasados and we decided to commit to their care.

Watch the video we took at one of our visits to Pasado’s Safe Haven to visit Ole and Jacque.

Linda with donkeys at Pasados Safe Haven
Studio 904 visits Pasados Safe Haven

We are committed to continuing fundraising for Pasado’s Safe Haven and their rescue program. I urge you to come on board and join us in this fun holiday workshop for kids and adults. Saturday, Dec. 5 at 11:00 AM PT.

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Art + Animals = Compassion

Let me ask you a question, do you think fundraising for a cause is an unreasonable thing to do during this COVID time? I pondered over this question for the last few months. Watch my video to find out what I decided.

I hope you will join me in this fun and whimsical workshop where we will use brown grocery bags and transform them into lovely gift boxes that can be used as a part of your holiday giving. There is something special about making a gift with your own hands and spreading your love and joy to the special people in your life. Register here.

Register here. See you on December 5th at 11:00 AM!

Keep your eyes open for the next email from me. I will be introducing another unique project to for the “Angels for the Animals” fundraiser.

What Kids Can Teach Us

Was there a time when you realized that you love doing something that you didn’t know until you did it? I had such an awakening after I gave the Halloween Ornament workshop two weeks ago. I have never given a workshop that included kids before. I think it was because I didn’t have enough faith that kids would be capable of making the things I taught. Well, I was dead wrong! Some of the kids sent me photos of the projects they did and I got so inspired by seeing their creativity. I’m planning to do more kids workshops in celebration of the holidays throughout the year. What do you think of this idea?

Watch this Quicktime video of one of the Halloween projects I taught in the workshop. I was so inspired after giving the class, I made 20 skulls and sent them to people in my life who I thought needed encouragement. Doing this kind of action made me appreciate Halloween so much more. I realized that there is an opportunity to share your gifts with the world during every holiday that comes around in the year.

Now take a look at the whimsical skulls and bats Ellie and Maggie made. I love everything about these whacky looking creatures… the crown and the feather boas on the skull’s heads, flowered eyes on the bats, and the beautiful colors they used to paint each of the creatures. This is what I call creativity in action. Aren’t they talented? Thank you girls for sending me your wonderful work and I hope you gave them as special gifts to people in your lives.

Hand-Made Holiday Party! Angels, Deers, Bears and Holiday Houses.

This workshop is filled with my favorite art designs that I created and made for myself. I hope you will sign up and join me and give yourself some SELF-CARE. I’d love to help you create beautiful arty gifts that you can share with others. Don’t feel confident about drawing? Don’t worry, I’ve created templates for you of all the designs we will make in this workshop, plus you will receive a replay of the entire class. Register here.

REGISTER HERE!

Hand-Made Holiday Party!

Let’s get an early start and kick start your holiday season in style! Brew your favorite tea and we’ll have fun creating together in the comfort of your own home. I will give you ideas on how to make your hand-made little treasures into precious holiday gifts you can give to your loved ones and people in your life. Anything hand-made by you and given with LOVE will bring a big smile to the recipients face during this time of isolation and loneliness.

“I don’t think I will be able to make these beautiful art objects because I’m not creative”, you say? Don’t worry, I want everyone to leave this workshop with projects that you are proud of. My teaching style is simple and I teach step-by-step. Can’t draw? Don’t worry, I’ve made a template for every design that we will make in this workshop.

Date: Saturday, November 14

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00pm (Pacific Time)

Where? Zoom

Cost: $40.

You can register here for the workshop.

You will receive the Zoom link, supply list, and my personal holiday design templates once you register. In addition, you will be provided with a recording of this workshop that you can keep for life!

Space is limited so don’t wait too long.

Looking forward to having fun creating with you!