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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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I am working up the details for a new community mandala project, a Mandala Solstice Calendar. There will only be 21 spots available. You won't want to miss out on this! On Monday, November 3rd, the call will go out... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Welcome back to our 100 Mandalas Challenge. If you are new here, you can get an overview of the challenge over on this page, HERE. The challenge is to create 100 mandalas in 100 days. Basically a mandala is a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." ~ Buddha This beautifully carved Buddha has a peaceful look reminding us to look within to find peace. My husband Fernando recently finished this commission, a hand-carved Buddha. It measures 22... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Welcome back to our 100 Mandalas Challenge. If you are new here, you can get an overview of the challenge over on this page, HERE. The challenge is to create 100 mandalas in 100 days. Basically a mandala is a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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When I'm not creating mandalas, I'm working in my art journal. I decided to explore the things I loved as a child. As I look at what's next with my career, I'm considering what skills and interests I have always... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Welcome to the 100 Mandalas Challenge! Kathryn Costa and Megan Warren invite you to play with them! These two friends, living a world apart (Kathryn is in the US and Megan is in Australia) have been creating and collaborating together... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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“You seem to be spending a lot of time on this [blogging]. Are you making any money from it?” My father paused from watching football on TV to ask this question. I replied, “Looks like you spend a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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A colleague of mine came into my office and asked if I would design a flyer for an upcoming event titled, "Gifts of Ministry." As she was describing the event of new and nearly new youth ministers and catechetical leaders,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I am proud to present to you a set of hand-carved wooden wings by my talented husband, Fernando Costa. The wings measure 3-feet tall and 1-foot wide each. Fernando pours love and care into the details of his work. Meet... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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A week ago my back gave out on me while I was on a morning walk. In a flash I was frozen in place. I've had back aches and pains before, but never have I experienced a frozen shut back.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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When I'm not on one of my adventures, playing in my art journal, or blogging, I work as a graphic designer and web content specialist for the Diocese of Manchester. One of my favorite assignments is to overhaul brochures, flyers,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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We had the honor of attending our friend Sylvia's birthday celebration yesterday. Pictured above is a traditional platter that is prepared for special occasions. It begins with a layer of banana leaves topped with yellow rice shaped in concentric circles... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Umbrellas are appearing in my pocket journal these days. Before I began the next pages in my journal, I was thinking of the True Colors collaborative and where I left off in their book. The color went from white pages... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Today's digital play is with the letter L. I altered a photo I had taken of Lilies of the Valley, my mother's favorite flower. Here is a look at the unaltered photo. I brought in this paper image and copied... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I found myself wandering the web on a Sunday afternoon when I came upon the Digital Whisper Photography Plus challenge for September. I thought I would have a "little play." That is what one of my digital photography instructors at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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One of my favorite things about living in New England are all of the charming seaside towns. Rockport, MA is among the top spots on my list. The shop keepers in Rockport put together these fabulous displays just outside their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Our creative room has turned into a woodcarver's workshop... with curls of wood shavings piling up. Each day I eagerly drop in to see the progress. With my camera, I catch some sweet spots on the work table. I had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Would you like to see what I've been up to in my pocket sized journal this week? Sometimes my collages speak to what is happening in my life. Here we see a confused chef. He is confused by my clean... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
So very lovely. I have fond memories of creating and collaborating with my son. Have fun at the art hop.
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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Once upon a time I had a long list of blogs listed to the right of my blog. That was until I discovered Bloglovin. Each day I get e-mailed a digest that shows headlines, photo,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
I just clicked through to see more. Wow! This looks fabulous. I sent an note to Lynne for the dossier. I would love to join you both. Fingers crossed that I can make it happen.
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On Sunday morning I started my day by randomly opening up and reading a passage from the The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo. Spiritual Fishing Honesty is the net by which we fish the deep. "Though we are taught... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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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 Aug 31, 2014 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 Aug 30, 2014 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 Aug 29, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva