"The Wrap Yourself in Peace" Project is just getting started Oct. 2017. As an artist, I have transitioned from doing my "Peace Prevails Project"with embossed copper with world words of peace to painting on silk developing new techniques to teach and share in my own artwork.
My purpose is to combine both art and healing together. As a Reiki Master teacher/healer and ordained minister, this is how I combine all my talents and fulfill my own heart.
While I create, I send prayers to people. Prayers of peace, joy, abundance, and happiness with intent that positive energy will be felt and given to the owners of the artwork for peace and comfort.
Recently I taught two physical classes at Facebook in Menlo Park, CA using a technique I developed to paint silk scarves in less than an hour. The usual method I use to create my silk art is very time consuming taking several days to finish. I was invited to teach this new method at Facebook for their employees to create during lunchtime. The classes were great with lots of fun and successful creative finished art to wear.
Currently I am in the process of setting up classes in my area. First in my own home/studio in Rio Vista. I hope to take the class to other facilities such as corporations,hospitals and community centers. "The Wrap Yourself In Peace Project" is an ongoing project. See Flyer below!
RECEIVE A CREATIVE EXPERIENCE AND GIVE YOUR CREATIVITY TO
SOMEONE WHO COULD USE SOME UPLIFTING OF THEIR SPIRIT.
The class(see below) involves each student creating 3 scarves. One to learn the technique, another more elaborate scarf and the 3rd to give for the"Wrap Yourself In Peace Project".
I offer students to give a hand painted scarf to a woman with cancer by creating a 3rd scarf during the 2 hour class. The hope is to brighten the life of a woman with cancer. Provided is a card to write in with uplifting words and wrapping paper.
The scarves will be going to: Kaleidoscope Cancer Connection in Bryon, CA.
If you would like to have this class in your area, please contact Catherine at https://www.catherinefoster.com/contact/
Do you know a facility, corporation, hospital, community center etc. who would like to have this class taught for them?
Do you know a cancer treatment center who would like the donations from these classes to give to patients? Contact me here: https://www.catherinefoster.com/contact/
Why did I start this process of giving back through my art and healing? My sister Susie has had ovarian cancer for 5 years with little time between treatments to live a normal life. I also have a sister-in-law who is in remission of ovarian cancer and a niece who died of Melanoma in her late 20's. Cancer has touched most everyone I know in someway.
If we as artists, creatives, and caring individuals can uplift the spirits of women with cancer, what a wonderful gift to the world!
GIVING AND RECEIVING ARE THE SAME! RECEIVE AND GIVE!GIVE AND RECEIVE!