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SAVE THE DATE! Art, Wine & Design! August 1st

KWS SAVE THE DATE(3)Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC along with our partner, The Artinista Art Advisory will be holding an exciting fundraiser on behalf of Unity Health Care Foundation in Washington, DC.  As you know, KWS has volunteered and worked to create several children’s reading corners through Unity’s Reach Out and Read Program.  We are excited that we will host our first major fundraiser for the organization on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Room & Board in Washington, DC.  The event is also sponsored by Design Bureau Magazine.  Stay tuned for further details!


You are cordially invited to attend a Presentation, Q & A and Book signing of Feel Good Spaces:  A Guide to Decorating Your Home for the Body, Mind and Spirit for designer and new author Sherry Burton-Ways on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 2 pm – 4 pm at the beautiful Akwaaba Victorian Literary Themed Bed & Breakfast in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC owned by Monique Greenwood, former Editor and Chief of Essence Magazine.

Please come out and show your support as she launches her first book “Feel Good Spaces: A Guide to Decorating Your Home for the Body, Mind and Spirit “.  A portion of the sales of the book , retailing at $21.95, will be donated to the District Alliance of Safe Housing, a non-profit organization, serving DC families who are victims of domestic violence as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

What to expect:Great Networking (Starts at 2:00 pm)
Book Presentation/Feel Good Space Demonstration (Starts at 3 pm)
Book Sales & Signing
Light Refreshments

In her book, Ms. Burton-Ways provides questions, suggestions, and exercises designed to help you create an interior environment that brings you peace, joy, balance and comfort, while also providing a refuge from the stresses of the outside world.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending at INFO@MYFEELGOODSPACES.COM by Friday, October 19, 2012.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month: KWS Supports Power of The Purse- My Sister’s Place

Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC in observing National Domestic Violence Month supported one of two organizations this month.  The first is My Sister’s Place which held a fundraiser on Wednesday, October 10th called Power of the Purse.  We provided a complimentary two hour Interior Environment Coaching session with Principal Sherry Ways and an autographed copy of her book Feel Good Spaces:  Decorating Your Home for the Body, Mind and Spirit.  It was a great event and we are proud to support a great organization!

Principal Sherry Ways with Agatha Tomasik of My Sister’s Place.

Principal Sherry Ways far left, with Carla Glass of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, a representative of Pepco Holdings, Audrey White of Unity Health Care Foundation and Sharon J. Burton of The Artinista Art Advisory.

Principal Sherry B. Ways proudly shows KWS logo in support of Power of the Purse.

Saturday, October 8th: Get Your Mind Right and Energy Soaring Using Feng Shui Interior Colors

Do you ever wonder why you’re more attracted to certain colors than others?  One reason is that colors vibrate at different electromagnetic frequencies which depending on your situation, can feel energetically harmonious or dissonant.  

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to spruce up your home is to give it a fresh, new coat of paint.  When you do, it is important to select the right colors.  Although what color you paint your home is a personal choice, you might consider a personalized color palette derived from the principles of Feng Shui- the ancient Chinese art of arranging the environment to create a better life.

In this talk, Sherry Burton Ways, Principal of Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC will discuss the colors associated with your home’s life areas.  As she introduces each color, she will explain the effects on the body and mind, and will explain how the energy of that color can support specifica feng shui goals.  You will leave this workshop with a personalized color palette for your home that will uplift you and all the members of your family.  This workshop is only $25.00 and will be held at the Imagine Yoga and Wellness Center in Bowie, Maryland.  

We have only a limited number of participants to who can sign up for this exclusive workshop. 

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011

Time:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location:  Imagine Yoga and Wellness Center, 3120 Belair Drive, Bowie, Maryland, 20715

Fee:  $25.00 includes all materials

For more information contact us at 1-888-280-8318 or e-mail interiors@kreativeways.com

Seating is EXTREMELY limited: To register please go here.  

About the Instructor Sherry Burton Ways

Sherry Burton Ways has practiced and taught Feng Shui in the Baltimore/Washington area since 2004.  A recognized Feng Shui and Design expert, she has been featured on television programs and in print media throughout the DC metropolitan area.  She received her training through an apprenticeship program with Baltimore based Feng Shui Master, Hope Karan Gerecht, and Feng Shui Master Larry Sang’s American Feng Shui Institute in California.  In addition, Ways has had additional training and certification in Feng Shui Redesign through the School of Graceful Lifestyles in Orlando, Florida and Chi-ology Feng Shui Real Estate Staging through Inner Harmony in Pittsburg, PA. 

Sherry is an active member of the International Feng Shui Guild and sits on their national Green Living and Design Committee.  She has served as a Feng Shui Instructor at Catonsville Community College, Catonsville, MD in their Continuing Studies and Interior Design Program since 2008.

Ways is a Certified Interior Environment Coach through the DeGangi Group in Texas and a founding member of the National Advisory Committee of the Certified Interior Environment Coaching Certification Program.    Through her unique and one of a kind practice, Sherry is the only Certified Interior Envrironment Coaching service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region.  This service involves coaching clients thorugh achieving peronsl and professional goals, and then developing a proper environmental aesthetic most fulfilling to their lifestyle.

Sherry is a Certified Color Therapist through the International Aromatherapy Institute.

Ways is a member of the Wellness Team for the Imagine Yoga and Wellness Center in Bowie, Maryland.

Savoring the art of Peace: KWS Promotes the Memory of 911 with A Fundraiser for two International Women’s Organizations!

Twin sisters from the Washington area have created a charitable event to observe the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Washington, DC, and New York City. The sisters are Sherry Burton Ways, Principal of Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC, and Sharon J. Burton, CEO of Authentic Contemporary Art. Co-sponsoring the event with the sisters is East City Art.

 The event, “Savoring the Art of Peace” Wine Tasting Fundraiser, will take place  from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, September 9, 2011, at SOVA Espresso & Wine Bar, 1359 H. Street, N.E., Washington, DC 202-397-3080. Website: http://savoringtheartofpeace.eventbrite.com/. The cost per person is $55.Thefirst 25 patrons will receive a complimentary gift.

 he event benefits Peace x Peace and Empowered Women International. Patricia Smith Melton, founder of PeacexPeace, will have available for purchase and sign copies of her book, Sixty Years, Sixty Voices, which carries the voices of 30 Israeli women and 30 Palestinian women who share their wisdom, experiences, points of view, wounds and joys. Attendees can sample up to three regional wines and gourmet cheeses. Maryland artist Nadia Janjua will feature her work in a silent auction and of LEA, a DC-based singer and song writer, will provide entertainment with her acoustic guitar.

“Both Empowered Women International and Peace x Peace have demonstrated a solid commitment to support women in economic development and serve as a catalyst to promote peace and global understanding,” says Burton. “Through this event, we want to increase support for and promote the outstanding contributions that both organizations are making for women in our community as well as around the world.”

About the Two Sisters

Sherry Burton Ways (http://www.kreativeways.com/) has been designing in DC since 2004. With a studio at 1341 H Street NE in Washington, Ways focuses on designing interiors that promote health and well-being, using principles of color therapy, Feng Shui and eco-friendly design. She also helps clients with real estate staging, accessorizing and special events decorating. Ways was chosen as one of Home & Design’s  2011 Top 100 Designers in the Washington, D.C., Region. Ways serves on the Board of PeacexPeace (http://www.peacexpeace.org/).

Sharon J. Burton (http://www.authenticartonline.com) founded *Authentic Contemporary Art (ACA), a division of SJB Creative Ventures, LLC in 2005 as an alternative source for emerging contemporary art. Based in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, ACA creates opportunities for art collectors and emerging contemporary artists to connect through juried art exhibitions. ACA also provides opportunities for individuals who are interested in visual art to learn more about collecting and conserving art through workshops, gallery visits and special events. Burton is an Advisory Board Member of Empowered Women International (http://ewint.org/)

About PeacexPeace

PeaceXPeace began in 2002 when Patricia Smith Melton, a poet, playwright, film maker, and photographer, gathered six experts in peace and women’s rights from around the world to discuss how they might respond as women to the violence of 9/11/2001. The organization was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to connect women internationally to build peace. It launched a website and an online news service and began connecting women across geographic and cultural divides, via the Internet. The expanding PeacexPace community includes women and men in more than 100 nations.

 About Empowered Women International

Empowered Women International (EWI) creates economic, market, and career opportunities for low-income immigrant and refugee women and seeks to raise awareness and increase appreciation for the cultural contributions that immigrant and refugee women and their families make to our country. Members of EWI also believe in the extraordinary power of the arts as a unifying language of communication and multicultural understanding and as a vehicle of integration for newcomers.

 About Patricia Smith Melton

 Author Patricia Smith Melton brings the power of women’s wisdom into a world of need and violent conflict.  She first met with Israeli and Palestinian women in 2004 as founder and executive director of Peace X Peace, which weaves a network of internet-based communication for all women of the world.  A poet, playwright, and former entrepreneur, Smith Melton co-founded one of the earliest social networking programs, the Melton International Education Foundation, connecting students in Chile, China, Germany, India and the US.

 About *Featured Artist: Nadia Janjua*

 adia Janjua is a practicing Architect and professional Artist based in the Washington, D.C. area, working under the business name NJARTitecture. Born to Kashmiri-Pakistani parents, Janjua grew up in the forested mountains of Western Maryland with her three siblings, strongly influenced by the solitude and beauty of her natural surroundings. She started drawing before she could write, and she started painting with oils in adolescence. Over the past15 years, she has explored different paint mediums, photography, graphic design, ceramics, and printmaking, eventually spending the majority of her time on nurturing her painting ability. Janjua has been exhibiting her work professionally since 2002 throughout the United States, and more recently, internationally. For more information visit her website at www.njartitecture.com/

 About LEA

Fans and friends so often compare LEA’s sound to greats like Tracy Chapman and Joni Mitchell that it seems a good starting point to describe her music. There are also shades of India.Arie, Ani DiFranco and Bonnie Raitt in her singing, writing and guitar playing. By infusing elements of Jazz, Country, Gospel & R&B into contemporary Folk, LEA creates a sound that is all her own.

 LEA’s music is enjoyed by a variety of audiences who share an appreciation for pure, engaging vocalization, expressive guitar style, intelligent lyrics and skillful song craft. Those audiences include presenters at arts centers, universities, festivals, coffeehouses, nightclubs, vineyards, churches and house concerts in the US and Europe. LEA has released 7 full-length CDS and has been repeatedly acknowledged by the Washington Area Music Association as one of the area’s Best Female Vocalist, Recording Artists and Songwriters. Visit LEA’s website at http:www.thisislea.com .

 About East City Art

In January 2010, East City Art, a visual arts portal was launched to document the growing contemporary art movement in the eastern communities of Washington, DC (Capital Hill, Northeast, Southeast, and the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s County, Maryland). Visit East City Art at http://www.eastcityart.com


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Kreative Ways Sponsor of Live Green’s Summer Block Party, Thursday, June 23rd

Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC is one of several sponsors of DC Live Green’s Block Party on Thursday, June 23rd from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Local 16, 1602 U St, NW in Washington, DC.

Local band House of Soul will keep your body moving with their seamless fusion of dance, jazz, R&B, and underground DJ vibes. Plus with local food, drink specials, raffle prizes, free massages and Live Green giveaways, we’re sure you’ll have an awesome time.

As part of the celebration, Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC is auctioning off a free one -hour design consultation!

The DC Live Green Summer Block Party celebrates another successful year of growing the green economy.   Their Greenbacks program also continues to run strong, introducing consumers to high quality, truly green businesses every week.

$15 for members
$20 for non-members
$25 at the door

To order tickets go to:

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