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.


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!

Six Simple Steps to Save Our Home.

Here is an excerpt from an open letter from Bill Gates and his views on the Corona Virus: “It is reminding us that this Earth is sick. It is reminding us that we need to look at the rate of deforestation just as urgently as we look at the speed at which toilet rolls are disappearing of shelves. WE ARE SICK BECAUSE OUR HOME (EARTH) IS SICK.

These simple steps are so easy for you to take everyday to nurture our sick earth back to health.

Six Easy Steps You Can Take to Save Our Home (Earth).

  1. Do not use plastic straws instead, use no straws or sip your drinks from bio-degradable paper straws. Read about how to dispose of your straws here.
  2. When you go grocery shopping, bring your own paper bags in the car. When you check out, refuse the bags. Instead, put all your items back in your shopping cart and roll it to your car, and transfer your products into your own bags that you brought.
  3. When you order take-out food, ask the restaurant if they package their food in bio-degradable containers. Customers have the power to change old habits into new ones in businesses.
  4. Are your grocery bags stacking up in your home? Use paper bags as a base for your creative projects.
  5. Know your recycling and composting procedures. Learn how to recycle everything in your home. Here’s how.
  6. When you dispose of your face masks, make sure to cut the loops off of the masks. This simple act will save the sea mammals and land animals from getting caught up in the loops.

I know that many of you know more than I do in this area. I would love it if you can be so kind as to share with us what simple acts you are doing to save our earth. Let’s do this together!

News from the Artful Giving Community

We are painting, cutting, and designing precious art projects using brown grocery bags. Take a look at Piper’s imaginative creation. I am proud to have these beautiful and mindful members who joined me and are creating small art treasures in our membership program. Self-care is a big part of this community. Painting and cutting like how kids do it is definitely fun and brings us joy!

Our Virtual Halloween Art Party is On!

Thank you for your emails and encouragement for me to open up this art workshop for FREE! I’m finding that teaching is my love and I get so much energy, self-revelation, and happiness when I am planning course contents and sharing my knowledge and love for life with others who are looking for this kind of connection with other like-minded people…people who embrace life-long learning.

So here we go, I’m ready to teach, connect and have fun with you…creating whimsical and colorful Halloween decorations.

This workshop is for: Kids, Parents, Grandparents, Teachers and Students.

Yes, you can bring your dogs too. They love Halloween. Please join me here!

You can register here!

Fall, Harvest, and an Idea

What did I do this morning?

I participated in the “WOMEN TOGETHER” Zoom meeting, hosted by Margaret Shrum, Manager of the Eileen Fisher store. We meditated and shared with each other what the word “HARVEST” meant to each one of us. We left the meeting with inspiration and gratitude in our hearts. We each made a promise to do something that would bring joy to others around us and to our earth.

“I believe that a powerful collective energy emerges when women connect with other women”. – EILEEN FISHER –

Watch my video to find out about my idea…

What do you think about my idea? If you like it and think kids and adults would be interested in signing up for this FREE ZOOM workshop, let me know. If I get enough interest (ten people) I will move ahead.

These are the Halloween decorations I display in my salon. Can you believe that these are made from brown paper grocery bags? I’m happy that so many of our clients love them!

Never Underestimate the Power of Small Things

Did you know that all big things start with small things? I love getting started with ideas in my head by scribbling or doodling one simple object like a cat, flower, girl, watermelon, socks, sunshine, etc. I collect all my doodlings in a scrapbook and pick one image. Then I begin thinking of all the different ways to expand and make it more creative. To me, creativity is taking the original butterfly (an example) and add personality to it to suit my personal style. Then I add stories to the image and turn it into a visual storyboard. This is a powerful way to communicate with others to get your ideas across. More to come on this project in the Artful Giving Community.

Today is the last day to sign up. Registration link is below!

Thank you for listening to a week of me talking about the Artful Giving Community. Well, today is the last day to register and I hope you will join me. Your launching membership price for three months of workshops, weekly programs, fun, and personal self-care is well worth it for the launching member’s price of $60, don’t you think? 

If you have any questions, please reach me at:

Sign up today here! I look forward to seeing in the inside of our community.

Do You Have Questions?

Hi, I’m checking in today to address few questions that people asked about my upcoming Artful Giving Community. I hope this video will give you some clarity about what I have in mind.

One thing I forgot to say in the video. If you are not able to attend the workshops, don’t worry. I will send you a replay within 24 hours after the event. Plus they will be posted in our Artful Giving Community site so you can watch them anytime at your convenience.

I hope you will join me. Your launching membership price for three months of workshops, weekly programs, fun and personal self-care is well worth it for the launching member’s price of $60, don’t you think?

If you have any questions, please reach me at:

Registration will close Friday evening, so what are you waiting for?

Sign up today here!

So, what exactly is the Artful Giving Community? It is a membership program that is designed for those who enjoy creativity and are committed to living a life that is aligned with one’s personal values. The projects that we will be working on will be inspired by a host of things like design, illustrations, crafts, and creative thinking. My desire and ultimate goal will be to nurture and inspire each member of this community, promote their unique, individual talents, and encourage close, personal connections.

Here’s what you can expect from this program:

  • You will be engaged in a fun and creative monthly art workshop on Zoom.
  • You will participate in a weekly lecture/demonstration on how to make something new and exciting, discuss ideas or share stories about potential projects, or take a deeper dive into the philosophy of life-long learning and the art of giving.
  • You will enjoy the surprise “Pop-In” training that will keep you inspired, motivated and learn new skills such as how to scale your artwork.  
  • You will become a part of a supportive community that’ll help you grow by exchanging ideas with one another.

In addition, your transformational journey will include…

  • Developing a clear roadmap to inspire confidence in your creative brain.
  • Practicing self-care through your daily art practices.
  • Discovering hidden gifts that you never knew or thought you had.
  • Creating gifts of little art treasures both simply and quickly. 
  • Producing more inner joy and spreading it to others.