MESSAGE FROM THE ARTIST, Kathryn J. Williams
In 2008, I had some life altering experiences which have given me a new perspective and enabled me to re-prioritize my life. I lost my father and my job, both of which I devoted much love and energy to and truly treasured. In the aftermath of my father's death, I reached deep within my core and tapped into my higher self which gifted me with the healing words, and art work I am now offering to the world. I can only hope these words of encouragement help you as they have helped me to get through some trying times. I am embracing my new found unemployment through self employment. I'm trusting myself, having faith in God and devoting my creative passion into my newest chapter of life; Lifetime Art Impressions, LLC.
I'm grateful for my life's journey thus far and thankful for the nuturing, fulfilling future you are gifting me with each of your orders. I sincerely thank you for allowing me to serve and enhance your spiritual journey as it relates to creativity!
In 2009 Lifetime Art Impressions, LLC incorporated works from my sister, Tracey Carr. I'm sure you'll appreciate her talent when you view her paintings in the art gallery.
Art collections (writings, book, drawings & creative products) are promoted through this company's website, www.lifetimeartimpression.com, locally in Michigan and Nationally through public relations; the work is categorized as LIFE HEALING ART by the artist, Kathryn J. Williams.
The collection of drawings includes commissioned pieces specializing in memorial type and celebration, pastel, pet & people portraits. The written works encompass two collections thus far; Spiritual Expressions and Emerging Light and they include nature photos created for those suffering sudden life hardships. Kathryn links to her Healthy Living column where she writes actively to inspire hope.
Bereavement products created in 2010 titled, Light of Love for Scruples, include Memory Lanterns & Seeds of Strength sympathy and encouragement cards.
In 2011 Kathryn added her Dreamstreet art to help clients visualize and bring life to their dreams.
Kathryn also started consulting work to help business owners capitalize on Kathryn's out of the box, creative thinking to help local organizations reach new levels of success. She has a wealth of business experience to share.
In 2012 Kathryn added drawing classes (Charcoal & Pencil and oil pastel) and crafting workshops to her business service. She also created personalized dreamcatchers and Keepsake Memory Jars as additional products to her unique bereavement product line.
In 2013, Kathryn started graduate school working to obtain a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling. It is her goal to continue this endeavor and to gain credentials eventually obtaining a Doctorate Degree as an Art Therapist.
PRESS KIT DETAIL:
Some of Williamsí work was included in an exhibit in the Michigan Governorís mansion. Playful Fear, a cat collage drawing, was featured in a photo op with Paula Blanchard, the governorís wife in the 80ís.
The poem, Mommyís an Angel Now was published in The Eternal Sea, a collection of short stories published by the International Library of Poetry, 2002.
Her inspirational poetry works were displayed in 2008 & 2009 at the Art Ventures gallery in Brighton, Michigan.
Her business was covered in an Ann Arbor News article, March 29, 2009, in a business review: Layoff Freed Artistís Creative Side. See the photo below to review.
Her business was highlighted in Cranes Detroit Business, May 11, 2009. Click on the Crane's article photo above to read the piece.
Kathryn started sharing her words of inspiration (October, 2009) at no cost on-line through her Healthy Living column at the Examiner.com, Detroit market. Click on the link below.
December, 2009 Kathryn partnered with Press Lorentz to publish her book, What Can I Say When Words Escape Me, being present in times of sorrow. It is her hope this collection of writings and photography in the book will enable self-love and healing for anyone struggling with hardship! It is sold on this website and in Michigan stores: Keller & Stein Florist in Canton, Nortan Flowers & Gifts in Ypsilanti, Nicola's books & Crazy Wisdom in Ann Arbor.
Kathryn writes a bereavement column for www.OpenToHope.com initiated January, 2010. Click on the link below to review.
Women's Magazine (WE) gave Kathryn's book, What Can I Say When Words Escape Me, being present in times of sorrow, a "Worth Reading" recommendation February 4, 2010.
Kathryn Williams was interviewed by Heidi & Gloria Horsley on their radio show, Healing the Grieving Heart on February 18, 2010. Kathy participated in the on-line interview titled, "Offering Messages of Hope After Loss". The podcast link is below.
She also had an article, Surviving a Sudden Life Hardship, published in WE Magazine winter, 2010.
The business was featured in the Heritage.com Newspapers in Washtenaw County February 6, 2010. See below for link.
A Lifetime Art Impressions, LLC (LAI) piece, Winds of Change was written for, donated and highlighted in an art exhibit held by Safehouse Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 2009. It was also printed in Courage Magazine in 2010. See the link below to read the poem and appreciate her photography.
Kathryn participated with the Sloan Brothers and their program mentoring small business owners called Start Up Nation through Public Television (PBS) February, 2010. She was mentored by them and appeared in their DVD sold nationwide.
Kathryn's childhood story of perseverance was featured in Courage Magazine April, 2010. Click on the link below to read the full article.
Lifetime Art Impressions, LLC was highlighted in ABECs Small Business Review, summer 2010.
Kathryn's business story was printed in the Alumni Schoolcraft college Belle Tower magazine January, 2011. View photo below.
Kathryn's artwork, Nature Refuge, was included in the 2011 Safehouse calendar.
Lifetime Art Impressions, LLC was highlighted on the Dabbling Mom website, August, 2011.
Kathryn's work and story was shared in My 365 Magazine September, 2011.
Kathryn's overview story was shared on Comeback Women blog, copy this address to read (part 1 & part 2), http://www.comebackwoman.com/2011/09/creative-healing-from-grief-and-loss_11.html
Kathryn was highlighted in Belle Tower Magazine as one of the 50 Faces of Schoolcraft college, October, 2011.
Kathryn's story was highlighted on Embracing Your Journey.com Winter of 2011.
Kathryn's article, Writing Shifts My Spirit, was shared on the All Things Healing website, December, 2011.
Kathryn's Article, What Women Want, was posted on Antoinettecabral.com, summer 2012. Click on the link below to read the full article.
Her artwork was featured in The DreamSeeding art show in Ann Arbor, MI July, 2012.
Her article, AAWA An Organization Whose Mission is to Stimulate Creativity, was featured in Artilla's Blissness Splash magazine, July 2012.
She participated on Janie Deadwyler's blogtalk radio show, Angels in Distress, August 30, 2012. Visit her website to listen to Kathryn's story; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/queen-warrior/2012/08/31/domestic-violence-why-daddy.
In 2012 Kathryn developed a basic, intermediate and advanced drawing class & and creative workshop she offers to the community and teaches at the Cobach center in Brighton, Michigan.
September, 2012 Kathryn discussed the power of creativity with host Cyrus Webb on his radio show, Breakfast With Books & host Sharon C. Jenkins on her show The Literary Showcase. Copy the links below to hear these broadcasts: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/breakfastwithbooks/2012/09/06/authorartist-kathryn-williams-on-breakfast-with-books & http://www.blogtalkradio.com/themastercommunicator/2012/09/15/the-literary-show-on-september-15-2012.
Kathryn is working to finish 2nd book (sharing her story intertwined with creative inspiration) with intentions to continue to reach out in the genre of the self-help in the creative healing arena.
Kathryn finished her Masters of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015 and she is currently working as a therapist in Saline, MI at Still Waters Counseling while she continues her community efforts. Take a look at her life overview as detailed in the college proposal letter below.