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: kh@studio904.com.

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: kh@studio904.com

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.

The Artful Giving Community Has Launched!

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.

As many of you know, I am a person who has combined business, art, and philanthropy to create beautiful things that others can enjoy. The idea of reaching out and offering this unique pilot membership really excites me because the possibilities and the connections that can ultimately be made are endless. If you are one of those who share my vision and are excited to get started, I hope that you will join me in building this new community!

Registeration will be opened from Monday, Sept. 28 – Friday, Oct. 2.

The registration fee is only $60. for the three-month pilot program.

Click here to sign-up.

The exciting workshop is coming right away! Our launching members will be signed up for the first workshop (Brown Bag Gift Boxes + Bird ornament) on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time).  This workshop will be offered complimentary to our launching members.

I’ve accumulated a bin full (plus more) of the brown paper grocery bags during this COVID time. I know that you have too. Attend the Brown Bag + Hanging Bird Ornament class and I will show you how to create a transformation from plain paper bags into beautiful art treasures that you can enjoy for yourself or gift to others. You will feel so good while creating these projects knowing that you are doing good things to reduce waste.

Where Does Creativity Come From?

I’ve been busy building my new membership site, The Art of Giving Community. People often tell me, I don’t think I’m the right one to join your community because I’m not creative. I have no imagination for using colors in an attractive way or draw anything, even if they are very simple.

My answer is, “We are all creative. Only people who are not creative are the ones who don’t practice it”.

I made a video for you about my creative journey.

Today I create little treasures of art using watercolors, markers, crayons, and a bin full of colorful paper scraps that makes me happy.

Sounds like fun? Gather up some scraps, a watercolor set, some inspiring words, and give it a try.

You are a fit for the Artful Giving Community if you want to:

😀 Stop procrastinating and commit to simple art practice daily.

🤤Uncover the magic of simplicity and beauty in everything you do in life.

🤤Get help with discovering and unleashing the creativity that lays within you.

🤤Make a deeper connection with people who are important to you.

😋Empower yourself to have a happy day, every day.

😋Find more purpose in your life, we’ll show you how!

Where and how to register? Coming Monday!

“Creativity is a natural extension of your enthusiasm”. -Earl Nightingale-

A New Idea!

Teaching is one of my favorite things to do…

Over the last few months, I took the opportunity to teach a few flower painting classes using watercolors. From what people told me both during and after the classes, I quickly learned how much they enjoyed the process of not only developing their creative talents but also connecting with a community of like-minded people. In particular, one student’s comment really resonated with me: “I loved how you combined creative learning and self-care! It awakened a part of me that was asleep!”

 

After watching this group devour all sorts of new information as well as improve their skills in just a few days, I knew that this was just the beginning of something special. This one experience made me realize that I had so many more project ideas that I could share! I instantly decided that I wanted to teach people all sorts of things that I’ve created over the years while marketing and branding my socially-responsible business, producing arts and crafts to raise money for my philanthropy causes, and teaching art classes in local art stores. I definitely wasn’t done yet.  

So, I’ve been thinking…

What if there was a small community of people that I could both teach and learn from? And what would happen if each member of the community could learn from one another? The wonderful magic that we create could be transformed into a concept I’d like to call:  “Artful Giving.” The idea behind Artful Giving would be to involve yourself in a unique and creative journey to make beautiful, but simple, hand-made treasures that would be identified by your own personal brand. The end result would be sharing art with people around you to bring true joy to their lives – something that is much needed in these current, uncertain times. 

Keep your eyes open. I will be sending you an invitation to join me in a few days. I am really excited about launching this community. I hope you will become a launching member of the Artful Giving Community!