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Today is “Inspire Your Heart With Art” Day! Hope you are finding your own unique way to celebrate. In honor of this occasion I thought I’d share this excerpt from my book called “Scatter Joy: Living, Giving, and Creating a Life You Love”. Having once been an art teacher, I’m a big advocate for art and the power it holds for enriching everyone’s lives.

Please enjoy the following paragraphs from the chapter entitled “What’s the Art in Your Heart?”

All my best,

I have two fundamental beliefs when it comes to art: I believe that everyone has some kind of art in his or her heart, and I believe that inspiration to create art surrounds all of us, all the time.

Art and artist can be intimidating words, but I don’t think they need to be. I invite you to open your mind to a broader definition of the word art. Here’s an excerpt from the World Book Dictionary: “any form of human activity that is the product of and appeals primarily to the imagination”; “some kind of skill or practical application of skill.”

I like those descriptions. And I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t have a special skill or knack for something that enriches their lives… something that excites them and enhances their everyday world.

So what is your passion? What art is in your heart?

Tonight is the night folks!

Join us in the KDS gallery for our Artist Trading Card art show! Stop on by to see the wide variety of artwork on display. You will also have the chance to make your own trading cards and trade with other participants. The fun begins at 5pm tonight. If you can’t make it, join us on Twitter where we will be doing live updates under the hashtag #ATCatKDS

Click here to learn more about ATC’s and for specific details about our show.

Hope to see you tonight!

Hope lives around every corner, behind every cloud, inside every failure. Believe in hope. Look for it and you’ll find it when you need it most.

“Nite Owl” by Melissa Lomax

Make A Card, Trade A Card…

(and let inspiration get the best of you!)

What:  Kathy Davis Studios Gallery presents our first Artist Trading Card Exhibit

When:  Friday, January 28th 5-7pm – we will be giving live Twitter updates from the show under the hashtag #ATCatKDS so feel free to join the conversation 🙂

Where:  Kathy Davis Studios

303 Horsham RoadSuite GHorsham PA 19044

Artist Trading Cards, otherwise known as ATCs, are a spin off of the popular gaming cards or sporting cards.  The only difference is that each card is a little work of art (2.5” x 3.5”) that is traded with fellow artists.  Each card is an original work of art or can be created in small numbered editions.

The cards may be produced in any medium, style or theme – so the possibilities are endless!  For those of you that are new to making artwork, there is no reason to be nervous since every skill level and age group usually attends these events.  The main objective is to get together, have fun, make and trade artwork!

Some art supplies will be available the evening of the event but we recommend bringing some of your own supplies.  We hope to see you at our trading card event where we will be creating and then trading our own original pieces of artwork!

One of our talented designers, Melissa Lomax has been attending ATC sessions for about ten years now and below is a card that she has created.  She and the rest of our talented team will have a variety of their own ATC’s on display through February 21st.

Head over to our Free Joy page to explore some of our free giveaways. You will find step by step instructions for making your very own Journeys Quilt, Yoga Cushion, and today’s featured Free Joy the Purple Bloom Bag.

Please feel free to send a photo of your completed project to We may even post it on our blog!

Happy crafting!