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Happy Day!

Happy Thanksgiving from CReATE STUDIO! May your day be filled with gratitude, love, connection, joy and creativity!


A new week

“Last week is behind us, a new week lies ahead”.
I attended a Bat Mitzvah this weekend. It was a lovely service and one that had to be relocated due to the Woolsey Fire’s path. There were mentions woven into the service about the fires and homes lost. Everyone attending could relate to the destruction and upheaval the fires and Borderline shooting had caused. The Rabbi closed the service with a prayer that felt like grace. He said, “Last week is behind us, a new week lies ahead” and as he said it, I could feel the ash and smoke lifting as the breeze of a new week lay like promise on the horizon of my mind.


It was a treat to see this fantastic doodle by my friend donna who decided to try out the calligraphy pens on our “Try It” tray. It seemed to take her just a few minutes to create but appears to have hours of detail in it.


Holiday Fun!

Here’s a little festive holiday pre-inspiration.
Come in and get inspired to make some holiday joy for your home ❤


We’re open for drop-in fun. Come play!
11-6 today, tomorrow and Friday and weekends 12-4.

We are close 11/9 -11/13

Due to fire evacuations in our area CReATE STUDIO is closed until 11/14 at 11am.
Sending love and prayers to everyone affected.

Paint Pouring Night

Excited to see more #paintpouring fun with teacher Alison Mytych at CReATE this Friday Night, 11/9 from 6:30-9:30pmMay the paint cells flow…There are a few spots left.Call us to book yours818-575-9566

Creating Connection

I was listening to Danielle LaPorte on audio this morning as she talked about tuning into how we want to feel. As I thought about it and pulled up to work I was reminded of one of my Whys for starting the studio. It was because I wanted to make a place where people could connect. I have to go deeper here, that desire was sparked on a visit to LACMA with my girls one afternoon. The whole kids museum was so in-line with where my head was at with it’s various interactive  Recycling exhibits, the creations people left behind in the d.i.y art area and the harmony I felt as grandmas and grandpas, friends, parents and kids spent time making cardboard creations. There was harmony and there was connection. It took my breath away to see how so many different people shared commonality in the hands-on process of creating.
I loved sharing time with my girls that afternoon as we lingered over materials and I noticed the nuances of people spending time together. I think I have spent time every day since then, the summer of 2008 thinking about connection and how I can create the space that nurtures it.
Come and spend some time with us, we may chat you up, we will let you be and we will look to create a spark of connection for you to nurture for yourselves and those you love. Time continues on, seasons change but our connections make everything worth while.


Happy Creating!

Happy Halloween from the CReATE STUDIO Crew!
We hope you have a hauntingly good time! While your home waiting for the evening festivities try our Happy Creating at Home idea, making a Q-tip skeleton!

To start:
gather Q-tips
cotton balls
Then: lay out your Q-tips in your own skeletal style on a protected surface and place your cotton balls for a head or a few then glue! Let dry for a few hours then display! Your creation should be dry by the time you get home from trick-or-treating!

The Re Odyssey

When I am posting on social media and hashtagging words, I wind up including lots of words that start with Re. That lead me on a thinking odyssey, I can put a “re” in front of tons of words that connect to creativity and get a descriptive match to our creative reuse sensibilities!
When kids and adults recycle by reusing they are applying these R’s and that’s exactly the things we need to be doing not just in art but in an everyday way!
When it comes to recycling it’s all about the “Re”.
Try applying it to the things you don’t want any more. It’s good food for thought.