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August 30, 2023 Kathy Strauss, CCFC | Creationeer @ ImageWerks
Kathy Strauss, Creationeer at ImageWerks is celebrating a series of career accomplishments at her upcoming ribbon cutting on September 25, 2023. The celebration will take place from 4-6pm at the Homewood Suites by Hilton at the Coastal Grand Mall, 302 Seaboard St. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. After the ribbon cutting celebration, Kathy will be on hand to answer questions about her work—as well as holding a book signing for all her books.
Kathy shares that she and her late husband started their business, ImageWerks in 1999 back in Northern Virginia as a graphic design firm. By the time they moved to Myrtle Beach in 2018, they made a conscious decision to fully transition their business to photography and fine art. Over the years, ImageWerks has won numerous awards for the art they create to award for the business itself. A special announcement about the business’ latest award will be made at the ribbon cutting.
In 2022, Ms Strauss took a leap of faith to start writing about how creativity had become her strength and lifeline while caregiving for her husband. With his passing, she began writing and sharing more about how creativity helped her and her dream of writing to help others is now coming to fruition with her first two published collaborative books, Ignite Your Faith (June 2023) and Health-a-Pedia (forthcoming, September 2023). She has a third collaborative book, Ignite Your Creativity (forthcoming early 2024), and her forthcoming solo book: Kaleidoscope: Designing Your Life (late 2024). Ignite Your Faith became an International Bestseller in 3 countries (US, Canada, and the UK).
“Our world is in a constant state of creation, and we are responsible for the world we create. And for me, I’ve been in a constant state of creation for 40+ years. I received my degree in advertising/marketing and worked full–time as an art director for the World Bank and USAID public health contracts—but that wasn’t enough for my creative spirit. So, I formed my company, ImageWerks with my late husband in 1999 and in 2011 I became certified as a Creatively Fittm Coach. Looking back, I see that I had morphed myself from doing just graphic design to more creative endeavors of photography, fine art and writing. I became a creationeer—combining creativity and imagination in both my life & business. While still doing my photography and art, I took the time to publish 3 coloring book/journals and writing more about how I’ve grown as an artist and a person. When asked, I will share that creativity is one of the most important things we can embrace as a society. We are the artists of our lives’… together each of our thoughts, words, and actions create a world that is better, colorful, and more beautiful each day.’ —Kathy Strauss.”
With a background in design & a certification as a Creatively Fittm Coach, Kathy has been in the creative industry for over 40 years. Calling herself a creationeer, she sees the world like no other. She loves putting her artistic eye and imagination together to create inspired works that come from her heart. Through photography she captures memories and creates meaningful visual stories, her fine art taps into the universal energy that surrounds us, and through words shares her artist’s view of life. Most of all, Kathy teaches that creativity is everyone’s super-power. She is a graduate of Leadership Prince William, Leadership Grand Strand Class 42 and is an exhibiting artist at the Seacoast Artists Gallery and the Artists on 8th Ave in the William H. Miller Art Studio. She also volunteers her time as a Board member for the Seacoast Artists Guild and is a Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. Learn more about Kathy and ImageWerks at www.imagewerks.net.
About Ignite Your Faith
Kathy’s chapter, “Making an Impression” is in the new book, Ignite Your Faith from the internationally bestselling empowerment publisher, Ignite. Faith is believing in something Higher and trusting in something Greater. Faith is the force that pulls us through the hard times and supports us when we need it the most. Faith guides us on our journey and connects us to something more powerful than just ourselves. Ignite Your Faith is a collaboration of 28 authors who have shared their personal stories of connection, inner knowing, and blessed grace. Their stories will inspire you to reflect on your own life and how faith is at work every day in so many ways. Each story inspires you to step forward in your own faith with joy and understanding, reminding you to stop and observe the magnitude of Faith and the love it brings to all our lives. With perspectives and diversity from all religions, ideologies, and concepts of faith, this book is a compelling read that will have you laughing, crying, reflecting, and pondering as you turn each page. Wherever you are in life, let Ignite Your Faith shine a light on the beautiful faith you have and activate an even deeper connection inside of you.
Learn more about Ignite Your Faith and discover all Ignite has to offer at https://igniteyou.life. For libraries and booksellers interested in copies of Ignite Your Faith, books are available on Ingram Spark using the ISBN number 978-1-7923-8767-8. It is also available on Amazon at: t.ly/TBDXx
Kathy’s chapter, “Creating the Art of Your Strength” is in the new book, Health-a-Pedia. This book project was conceived by foundational health coach, Dr. Jo Dee Baer while studying and being mentored by natural healer, Dr. Hulda Clark in 1984. In 2023, she was joined by Dr. Bernie Siegel, MD—author of Love Medicine & Love, along with 42 healing world changers to write/contribute to what she envisioned as the eastern medical version of the Physician’s Desk Reference. Each of the authors writes and hopes to empower us to live in each of the Six Pillars of human existence: Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social, and Financial. It does this by teaching how to integrate simple and effective tools into your life: SPIRITUAL: Daily meditation; PHYSICAL: Integrating Qui Gong in fitness modalities; MENTAL: Focusing on an Attitude of Gratitude; EMOTIONAL: Boosting your energy through your subconscious mind; SOCIAL: Expressing and accepting love and respectful communication; FINANCIAL: Manifest dreams in both health and wealth accounts.
Health-a-Pedia will be available for purchase on Amazon in Fall 2023. You can follow more immediate updates on Instagram at @healthapedia365.
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