Three Ways to Nourish Your Soul

If you’re anything like me, a creative soul living in the real world, achieving and maintaining peace and balance in your life is difficult. Let’s face it, the real world is a mess and our lives reflect and multiply that in many ways.

As I travel along my path, I keep my eyes open for possibility and sometimes I find true gems as my reward.

One such gem came to me through a network of creative women who took me in and gave me wings. April Cole runs a group on facebook called, The Studio – artist lounge. The group is a closed one, but genuine souls in search of healing through art can be added from time to time. This February, she added a healing art therapy component to the group and it promises to be an amazing journey. It takes a commitment to self and peers that some may not currently possess, but if this sounds like something you can embrace and follow through with, I invite you to request an invitation to join. There are introspective, artistic exercises each month, not to mention a very supportive network of artists of all levels.

Melody Ross and the Brave Girls Club Team are a loving, nurturing group whose mission is to spread love and art. If you’ve never heard of them, you should definitely check them out. (http://bravegirlsclub.com/) Their Soul Restoration courses are deep and thought provoking with an unrivaled healing component. This month, Melody released a free course, “The Thing About Love.” (http://bravegirlsclub.com/archives/archives/series/the-thing-about-love) I promise that it threatens to tear down the walls of those hard core, societal ideas about love, replacing them with TRUTH. A lesson we all need to learn and/or be reminded of.

Most recently, I received an invitation from Carrie Brummer (of artistthink.com) to join in on her free webinar, How to Draw and Color a Mandala, on Wednesday, March 4th. She released this video as a means of invitation and introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr8FUu6sVSE I’m in! You ought to join us! Use this link to reserve your spot: https://artistthink.leadpages.net/mandalawebinarmar2015/

Looking forward to spending the remainder of the day in the studio!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

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Share Your Heart: Paper Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you out there! Whether you have a significant other with whom you are sharing the day, or whether you are simply taking the day to express love to family, friends and pets, I salute you! Spread LOVE today! But don’t forget to share a little of it with the person who matters most… YOU!

Paper Hearts is a new book by Courtney Walsh. The story is amazing! I cannot wait to read it! You can view the trailer for the book here: Facebook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NZX5KDnNUE

It was only through this Brave Girls Club post: http://bravegirlsclub.com/archives/25044 that I learned about the new book and the movement it has inspired; the #ShareYourHeart campaign! Immediately upon reading, I knew I would participate in some way. I am sooo glad I made the time to do so.

This is what I came up with…

Practice Self Love

I may add to it later, I didn’t have much time to tweak it. But the message is true… Practice Self Love!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

On My Desk: Getting Ready For Liberate Your Art 2015!

For those of you who might have wanted to sign up for the Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap, but haven’t yet done so, you still have a couple more days… sign-ups close on Friday, February 13th! Use this link: http://kateyestudio.com/liberate-your-art-postcard-swap

My postcards for the swap have arrived! All 50 of them! Wanna see what 50 gorgeous postcards looks like? Either way, here you go…

50 To The Moon Or Bust postcards

Here’s a closer look at the detail of these To The Moon Or Bust postcards…

To The Moon Or Bust close-up

Sorry for the overload, but this is one of my favorite pieces from the past year. That’s why I chose to print it for the Liberate Your Art 2015 Postcard Swap. Don’t delay! Friday is fast approaching! Get in on the fun!

No, that’s not all I’ve had on my desk recently…

Valentine’s were a big part of my last two weeks. Much like the Christmas postcards, they were fun while they lasted, but I am glad they are over and done. Here are a few of my favorites…

Have Heart Dear Friend Hearts On A String The Measure of My Love For YouFRONT

There have been a few excellent mail art calls in which I was inspired to participate. The first was the Turquoise Mail Art Call…

Mediteranean Queen

Mediteranean Queen, yes I know I spelled it incorrectly. She’s a fake!

 

The second was the Twisted Mail Art Call…

TWISTED

That rounds out the mail art I’ve been creating recently. It must be said that my progress in the Mail Art 365 realm is going superbly! I am currently at 217/365 and eager to see the completion of my first year of 365!

In an effort to de-clutter and use up some scraps, I set myself to stitching up these little gems…

Mini painted canvas envelopes

Not sure what I’ll be doing with them, but they make me HAPPY! Who wouldn’t be happy in the face of the sky blue and cloud painted canvas print? HAPPY, HAPPY!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

On My Desk: One Becomes Many

Anticipating February mail art, I was inspired to work on an 18×24 inch mixed-media sheet this weekend. I love working with the layers to see what emerges. The technique I use relaxes me and I can just let go and play! Isn’t that what it’s really all about?

Fun February Layers waiting to be cut into 18 postcards!

Full sheet waiting to be cut into 18 postcards!

A close-up of the detail

A close-up of the detail before cutting.

Eighteen piece Mash-up!

Eighteen piece Mash-up!

Looking forward to working on the individual pieces… until then, I thought I’d share a little more Valentine inspiration with you on this Ground Hog Day…

This year's Valentine Tree

This year’s Valentine Tree

Wherever you are, I hope you’re staying warm and dry!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!