Creating Peace with some Colored Pencils, A Paintbrush and a HUMONGOUS Smile 🙂
Whether it’s through my original masterPEACES or MURALS, full of BOLD color or fun stick figures donning red sneakers, the Own Your Peace DAILY PLANNER or my soul-nourishing CREATIVITY PARTIES, my purpose on this earth is to help you rediscover your POWER through creativity and community.
Why? Because from this space we can ALL heal. In this space we are equal and our possibilities are infinite. In this space, we are AT PEACE. And once we get there, it’s a ripple effect. Everyone around us feels that Love, Laughter and Peace. That is POWER. That is what changes the world to be the best it can be.
With At Peace Arts, Kyia, the “Creative SuperWoman”, is healing the world, one masterPEACE at a time.
Like most powerful movements, At Peace Arts started from a space of lack, hurt and worry. I lost all of my paintings and drawings from years and years of work due to a divorce. Total devastation would be an understatement. I knew I would be OK, but I didn’t know if I wanted to create again or even if I could, where I would start. It felt like a part of me was just dead. After some years of not creating and a whole lot of healing, talking and reflecting, I came to understand that although the products of my creativity were gone, I was and always would be the creator of ALL of them! That energy was still alive and waiting for me to return to it. I had the power to create the artwork I wanted, the life and the world I wanted to live in. I just had to show up and work toward it. No one or nothing could take that from me. It was within ME. That was over 20 years ago!
Since then, I have helped thousands of beautiful people rediscover their creative power through step-by-step painting and drawing parties that encourage you to let go and trust your intuition. That’s where the good stuff is! That’s where the freedom lies!
I hope to meet you on the journey!
Kyia draws inspiration from every peace of everyday life…from the sounds, colors and cultures of Boston’s South End, where she grew up with her sister and mother…To the chatter and laughter during the 6am bus rides with her best friend, to Sharon, MA where she attended school…From reading wedding vows to her high school sweetheart to spotting a purple flower petal on the concrete on the way to the train. Through life’s experiences, she has come to realize…
“The more we really open our minds and hearts to embrace and celebrate the little things, the more peace we invite into our lives and in the lives of those around us. Even in the midst of the struggle, we have the choice to create our own peace. There is so much power in that!”
These tiny peaces of Love, Laughter and Peace are woven into every “peace” Kyia creates.
Her original paintings and murals are showcased in numerous establishments and private collections in Massachusetts, the US and abroad. They evoke joy and peace, inviting the viewer to discover the detail and see themselves in the creation. Thousands of people have painted and drawn masterPEACES at her inspiring Create Your Peace Painting and Drawing Parties. Hundreds of women are inspired daily by her Own Your Peace Daily Planner, featuring masterPEACES and tips for living a Peace- FILLED and powerful life. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband and children who have been a constant influence in her work. When she is not creating, you can find her laughing at the latest meme, dancing and singing to some pop music, hanging with her family or scrolling social media for longer than she should be.
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault
Here are some of those already been sprinkled with Love, Laughter and Peace from At Peace Arts:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Boston City Hall
Boston City Lights
Boston Federal Reserve Bank
Boston Public Library
Boston Private Bank & Trust
Boston’s Forgotten Felines
Blueprint Conference for Girls/ Spelman College
Delectable Desires Pastries
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Franklin D Roosevelt School
Harvard Street Health Center
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Hyde Park Farmer’s Market
Hyde Park Main Streets
Jack and Jill of America
Little Voices Childcare
Mattapan Food & Fitness
Mattapan Main Streets
Montserrat Aspirer’s Community Center
National Center for Race Amity
Neponset Field Residences
New England Medical Center
Ore A Love Story Restaurant
Relay for Life
Retail Business Services, LLC
Robert Fortes House Residences
Salem State University
Sharon High School
Technical Assistance Collaborative
The Briar Rose
The Fairmount Grille
Zeta Phi Beta
and many private homes and establishments in the New England Area!
Thousands of people have had the At Peace Arts experience to date…are you next?!?!