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Kathryn - Collage Diva
New Hampshire
I'm a creative dabbler.
Interests: collage, photography, art journaling, mixed media, soul journaling, repurposing stuff, soulcollage, creative journal keeping
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"Everything is made out of Magic..." I thought this would be a good starting point for today's post. Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary. We decided to get away for the weekend and made our... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I went to bed last night thinking about white journal pages and woke up with the idea of using a scanned image that I have of an old stock certificate. Be sure to click on any of the images in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I'm feeling a strong desire to declutter and destash. Maybe it is the change in seasons? Or, maybe it is the realization that I'm ready for a change? Whatever the reason, the best part of decluttering is making room for... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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While I was unloading my groceries into my car yesterday, I noticed the person parked next to me was doing the same thing. We finished up simulataneously and began wheeling our carts over to the return stall several parking spaces... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Over the last two years in my new marriage, my eating habits shifted. What started out as a little sugar here, a cup of coffee there grew until I was consuming a regular diet of what I call "white food."... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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While I was hanging out in Colorado, I stayed in a room that had the best collection of starfish lined up above the windows. My friend Chris called them her "Starfish doing Tai Chi." It looks like this pair are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I envy my husband who has a knack for photographing landscapes. My photographic eye focuses in on the details and captures life in still moments. Today's blog post shares some of the recent photos I've been posting to Facebook. Pictured... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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During my recent trip to Colorado, my friend Chris pulled out a beautiful set of cards from New Zealand called, "Wisdom of the Four Winds" by Barry Brailsford. I eagerly shuffled the cards and pulled whale. As I read about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I've been reading Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. It has been a book that I've wanted to read for years now and finally just before leaving for my Colorado trip, I picked up a copy.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Last fall, I came upon a wonderful list HERE of words comparing emotions that come from love versus emotions derived from fear. Ever since, I've wanted to record them or at least some of them in my journal. It has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I have some great photos, stories, and journal pages to share from my recent trip to Colorado. I'm still unpacking those goodies and will share them in the next couple of weeks. Today, I enjoyed a chat on Skype with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I've been enjoying my mini creativity sessions each day. I make a heart out of paper and journal on the back side. I seem to be drawn to the color teal. I think my third heart, made by simply cutting... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of going away on a retreat led by Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB held at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA. I made this little booklet combining some of the prompts from the weekend... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Lately, I've been feeling restless and aimless. I've strayed from my daily practices that keep me grounded, present, and joy-filled. Practices like daily journal writing. I haven't felt like writing in neat lines about my feelings. Writing row after row... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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What do you do with a 6 and 9 year old for 1-1/2 days to keep them engaged and happy? Answer: Create an Easter Garden. The weekend before Easter, I offered to watch my friend's kids. She couldn't believe the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Motherhood is the hardest job in the world. {soul hugs} Kathryn Costa, Collage Diva Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I have had a heavy, gnarly cold all week. Today I know that I've turned a corner as I found myself creating a new collage. Here it is, the latest in my Stepping Stone collage series. (Click on the image... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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A pile of gnarly branches have been tucked into the corner of our living room for months. I knew my husband's intention - they are an interesting material for Ikebana arrangements. Last weekend I cleaned and decluttered the living room... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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The Ikebana arrangement that I made yesterday puts a HUGE smile on my heart. Although I snapped some photos of it, I thought I would capture the arrangement in my new Dabbler's Journal. Although part of the arrangement falls off... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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This has been the hardest winter! I can hardly believe that a snow storm is on the horizon for later this week. I know everyone in my region is so ready for the Spring weather. Today I decided to bring... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I started a new journal that I've titled, "A Dabbler's Journal." The title page was designed layering music paper and a napkin with the pears printed on it. On a spare piece of music paper, I used watercolor paints for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Last Sunday the bluebird skies were calling me out to play. My husband and I decided to hit the road for a little ride. Just before we left I googled, "Best coffee shops in Maine." The search pointed us to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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The word "movement" echoed in my head for all the month of February. It was clear this was to be the subject for my second collage in my new stepping stone collage series. I have the tendency toward not exercising... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Last weekend we stopped by the annual NH Orchid Show. The show draws a number of exhibitors and vendors from all over. If you have never been to an orchid show, the first thing you'll notice is the HUGE variety.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
What a beautiful card. You captured her spirit and beauty so well! I love the power and love in your intention. Well done!
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2014 on Fight Like a Girl at Goddess and the Poet
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