Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Mosaic Project!
This beautiful wedding platter was given as a gift to a friend of a friend of mine. Karen brought me the original platter which had broken pretty badly on one edge, and she wanted to see if there was a way to "fix" it. Well, I have a great desire to make mosaics out of and onto almost anything, so this was a great challenge for me. I decided to carefully cut the rest of the edge of the plate, try to save the middle, and mosaic it! Once the pieces were in place, I grouted it with regular sanded grout and seed beads and crystal gems. The finished product looks very cool, and Karen was happy with it, proclaiming it even better than the original! I love it when things work out like this....

Thursday, December 07, 2006

This beautiful mandala was created by one of our "R & Art" participants, after her relaxing massage. Josie used Shiva Oil Sticks, along with her creative mind and fearless approach to blending colors, to make this 18" mandala. Josie is a great artist, who not only paints and enjoys working with encaustic, but writes books and offers art retreats at her home studio. Check out her website: http://yagottahaveart.com/. Thank you to all the cool folks who joined Betsy and me for our second "R & Art" event yesterday! We'll be offering it again in the New Year....Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

My first SoulCollage Workshop went really well! Here is a picture of some of the women looking through images they chose (or that "chose them") for their first SoulCollage card! We had a wonderful group of 9 women who spent their Saturday morning learning about the process of SoulCollage, and making their first card. One participant came all the way from New Hampshire (she is a friend of my very good friend Linda, in Maine.....they paint together every week....and she was in town not for the workshop, but to help her son who had broken his foot...Linda told her about the workshop and the rest is history!) I will now be forming an ongoing SoulCollage group, that will meet once a month to create cards and do readings. My wish has come true!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Upcoming workshop alert! Discover the joys and magic of SoulCollage with a group of like minded folks, Saturday November 4th on the USD campus. Choose either a morning or afternoon session, and enjoy the process of creating your own deck of collaged cards. Learn about the 4 suits, and how to do readings once your cards are created. It's an ongoing process, developed by Seena Frost...check out the website at www.soulcollage.com to learn more about it...then contact me at kat4clay@gmail.com to sign up and get started!


I am really looking forward to our "R and Art" event this Friday, the 13th. My massage therapist friend and office mate Betsy and I are working together...so folks will come in and enjoy a one hour massage followed by an hour of therapeutic art making...and when they are finished, they will be relaxed and in touch with their creative side....plus they receive a special goodie bag! We hope to be offering this once a month.....
Here's a picture of Tony, Bill's English Bull Terrier, demonstrating the art of relaxation!

This is my first posting, which I hope will show up....here's my first SoulCollage card posting!