For the Animals

Pasados and Friends Fund Drive for the Animals

Indie was rescued by Pasados after the Hurricane Katrina.
Indie was rescued by Pasados after the Hurricane Katrina.

Hard to believe… this year will be our fifth year to hold our Pasado’s Safe Haven and Friends fundraiser at Studio 904. Organizations which will receive the money we raise are: Pasado’s Safe Haven, Ginger’s Pet Rescue and Precious Life Animal Sanctuary.

Please take a few minutes and tour their websites. You will see that each of these organizations focuses on their unique nitch. One thing which surfaces loud and clear is their dedication and commitment to help the animals who are abused, neglected and abandoned. Their work is arduous and heart-breaking. I want to do my share, even though small to help them   continue their good work.

How does a small business help?

Buy raffle tickets $5.
Buy raffle tickets $5.

We have our salon decorated with posters and mirror signs, letting our clients know how lucky we are to have such dedicated animal protection organizations in our state. We have boxes of  fun raffle prizes displayed, asking our clients to purchase $5. raffle tickets to enter the drawing to win a prize.

 

Thank You to Volunteers!

So thankful for our volunteers. They are generous women.
So thankful for our volunteers. They are generous women.

A group of dedicated volunteers who love making art has been working year-long, making unique hand-made gift items which will be sold at the “Santa’s Workshop” on November 30th. Gift items are reasonably priced. Everyone is encouraged to attend and purchase their holiday gifts.

 Santa’s Workshop

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Come Young and Old… It’s an all day celebration.

Hand-made gifts to buy, make your own tags and ornaments to take home. Enjoy refreshments and feel good in the good company of like-minded friends!

November 30, 9 – 4    Location: Studio 904  3041 78th Ave. SE   Mercer Island, WA 98040 (206-232-3393)

 Click here to see our gift gallery!

When it’s over, we pat each other on the back and say, “It was all worth it!”

Please  come and support our fundraising effort for the animals!

 

Meet the Animals!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have our salon decorated with posters and mirror signs, letting our clients know how lucky we are to have such dedicated animal protection organizations in our state. We have boxes of  fun raffle prizes displayed, asking our clients to purchase $5. raffle tickets to enter the drawing to win a prize.

iPhone Photography in Maui

On a recent trip to Maui, I discovered  my iPhone takes great photos.

I’ve been hearing lately, “The best camera is the one which is with you.” 

I decided to put my Iphone to the test during my early morning walk  on  Kanapali beach

Here are some of my best shots.

 

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!

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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!

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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!

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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