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MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT: MAY 19TH

MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT:

IMAGINE WELLNESS & YOGA CENTER
BOWIE, MARYLAND

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012  10:30 AM- 2:00 PM

 

 

Come meet the Author and Principal Sherry Burton Ways at her next Feel Good Spaces Meet the Author Pre-Launch Event at the Imagine Wellness and Yoga Center,  3120 Belair Dr, Bowie, MD 20715 as she discusses the launch of her upcoming book “Feel Good Spaces:  A Guide to Interior Decorating for the Body, Mind and Spirit” on Saturday, May 19, 2012 as part of Imagine Wellness Open House event.  For more information about the book check out our book’s  website!

Join her for pre-book launch giveaways, official book launch information and to participate in a drawing to receive an autographed book hot off the press in September! To RSVP email info@myfeelgoodspaces.com.

KWS HOSTS SUMMER WORKSHOPS AT SIGNATURE BLUE EVENTS


Ever want to learn more about Feng Shui?  Want to apply in your home?  How about the basic principles of Interior Design?  Well here is your opportunity to learn the basics of Interior Design and Feng Shui this summer for less than $50.00!

Workshop: Introduction to Feng Shui – Do’s, Don’ts & How To’s 

If the books you are reading are confusing, develop clarity in this class.  Become familiar with the ancient principles of Feng shui, aka “acupuncture for the home.” KWS Principal Sherry Ways will guide you through the history, the Five Cardinal rules, and the various schools of Feng Shui, illustrating the differences and the benefits.
She will teach you the essence of energy, including the qualities of Yin and Yang energies and how they relate to the spaces in your environment.  Take away “quick tips” for conquering clutter.Learn how application of Feng Shui principles can turn your life around.  Sherry will discuss  how the principles can work for you.  Sherry will provide a handout so you can begin to implement Feng Shui immediately to increase prosperity, improve relationships and others areas of your life.

Workshops $30.00 Each
Location:
Signature Blue Events
337 Brightseat Road, Suite 220
Landover, MD 20785
301.500.5061

Through Signature Blue Events we are offering three workshop sessions on the Introduction to Feng Shui  this summer.  Pick a date and time that works best for you!
Session 1: June 5th,  2012  7-9pm  Register Here
Session 2: July 10th, 2012  7-9pm  Register Here
Session 3:  August 4th, 2012 10 am-12 pm  RegisterHere

Workshop: Interior Design 101

Get started with your home or apartment interior decorating project by learning the basics of interior design. Whether you want to transform a space yourself or hire an interior designer, this class will provide tips for home design! Learn basic interior design principles used by the designers! Get ideas to help in creating your own personalized living space. Find out how to create a floor plan and the basics on selecting furniture and room decorating.

Workshops $30 each
Signature Blue Events
337 Brightseat Road, Suite 220
Landover, MD 20785

Through Signature Blue events we are offering three workshop sessions on Interior Design 101 this summer.  Pick a date and time that works best for you!

Session 1: June 7, 2012  7-9 pm Register Here
Session 2: July 21 2012 , 10 am -12 noon RegisterHere
Session 3: August 2, 2012  7-9 pm Register Here 

The Perfect Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Thanksgiving is around the corner and I thought I would share a little something about creating the perfect centerpiece for your festive occasion.  Just you so know, centerpieces are not just for dinner parties.  They are often the focal point of a room.  If you want to go beyond the traditional bouquet of flowers, here are some great tips and ideas for creating an outstanding table.

First decide if you want to go bold and dramatic, or subtle and understated.  If you are looking to create a statement, go for bold.

Next, think about your purpose.  Are you looking to create a whole new mood in the room?  Do you want to add a splash of color?  Do you want to simply finish off a table that looks vast and empty?  Or are you just decorating for a special occasion?  When you know your main reason for adding a table centerpiece, the choice will be easier.

Centerpiece ideas:

Statues

Large figurines or busts make wonderful focal points for a table.  You can place a single substantial one in the center, or position several figures of varying sizes and shapes together.

Pedestals

While pedestals are traditionally placed on the ground, small columns and pedestals are perfect for the table.  They can be used alone, or you can rest other accessories on the tops of them.

Birdcages

This will create a light, sweet mood.  Birdcages come in many materials, colors, and sizes.  They can be painted to match your room’s décor.  You can fill a birdcage with flowers or candles.  If you plan on lighting the candles, make sure the birdcage is made of a non-flammable material.

Floating candles

Candles always make for a lovely mood, but floating candles are even more unique.  They come in unlimited shapes and colors to match any décor.  Float a group of them in an attractive container.  Or fill several goblets with water, and place one floating candle in each for a truly elegant look.

There are no rules when it comes to decorating your table, so don’t forget to use your creativity.  If you think out-of-the-box, your centerpiece will be not only beautiful, but also truly unique and personal.  Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!

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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Listed in Home & Design Portfolio of Top 100 Designers 2011

Hi I just wanted to let you know that I have been listed in the Home & Design Magazine’s Portfolio of the Top 100 Designers in the DC, MD, and VA for 2011.  I may do a special event around this so you can see for yourself.  I am on Pages 232-233.  I am honored to be invited by the Editor to participate in this great publication!

Hello world!

Welcome to our new blog!  Come here often as we share tips and information about wholistic design, feng shui and sustainable lifestyles.  Press releases about our firm will be found here as well.  Peace!

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