Kerryluvcat Crafty News!

I used to think that solving all the world’s problems could happen in Washington. Now I know that everything starts within us. We can protest the big banks, or pay off credit cards, accruing interest, which allow for  billions dollars & corruption in the first place. We can lobby the FDA, or plant our own organic victory gardens. We can spend a lifetime making excuses and reaching for a bail-outs, or we can envision better lives, create action plans, & own responsibility for the way we feel. The greatest thing we could ever do for our country, families, and ourselves is to be the example we are searching for. Every solution to every problem that plagues the world can be found in our hearts, minds, and actions.


That’s why I don’t watch the news very much. I keep waiting for them to say that…and waiting… Lol! But why tune in when I already know the answer.
Xo
Kerry

I used to think that solving all the world’s problems could happen in Washington. Now I know that everything starts within us. We can protest the big banks, or pay off credit cards, accruing interest, which allow for billions dollars & corruption in the first place. We can lobby the FDA, or plant our own organic victory gardens. We can spend a lifetime making excuses and reaching for a bail-outs, or we can envision better lives, create action plans, & own responsibility for the way we feel. The greatest thing we could ever do for our country, families, and ourselves is to be the example we are searching for. Every solution to every problem that plagues the world can be found in our hearts, minds, and actions.

That’s why I don’t watch the news very much. I keep waiting for them to say that…and waiting… Lol! But why tune in when I already know the answer. Xo Kerry
Declaration of Independence
By Kerryluvcat

I was really bad at math. Bored all the time. Until I took probability & statistics & my professor kept me after class (seeing me flailing) and had me close my eyes & envision a room. Every number represented an object in that room. Every solution connected the objects. For the first time in my life, I understood! Then I asked this man for help. We tore apart songs & looked for the mathematical equations within.  I took every sheet of problems (that other students could whip out answers to) & drew solutions in pictures. In verse. 

One day, this professor broke down the ‘Declaration of Independence’ with the whole class into a rhythm! I could hear the formula! It was the first time in my life I could see how we use math- everywhere, everyday to annunciate words, create worlds, edit art. Math isn’t something outside of us, it’s born within! Kind of like Freedom.  We read that line over & over again, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.-”  I thought to myself “Wow. Just because someone is alive, they have the right to be free. Because God said so.” That took guts. 

Oppression exists worldwide, but I realized it lives within us too. Whether we are grinding ourselves down for not being perfect, for not achieving all we wanted to by now, or putting ourselves down saying, “I’m terrible at math.” These are mental prisons. In order to be of true service to others we must first break our own private chains. This professor helped me see that. In teaching & life, I try to take into account that everyone I meet is battling for some kind of freedom. Our forefathers paved the way, but it’s up to us to challenge any negativity & emerge as the Phoenix- with new skills & a new outlook. To give back and to help others with encouragement & care. I want to thank that Professor, wherever he is, for helping me step out of my lifelong hateful attitude about myself (and math), and into a brand new role as someone with skill and talent. I took everything I learned & use it in my own teaching. Education gurus call it “differentiation.” I call it “Freedom.” The sooner kids learn that they’re gifted with unique minds, the sooner their confidence soars. That feeling is freedom. I love helping others feel it. I love connecting and making a difference. 

I write my own ‘Declaration of Independence’ every year. It’s about a line or two. Having doubts, fears, & internal negative self-talk is normal. That doesn’t mean we have to live with it forever. It’s up to us to decide when we want to break the chains… The best feeling in the world is that moment one feels free! Sometimes it comes easy. Sometimes it comes hard, after years of suffering. When it comes, the entire world changes. It’s beautiful. And we are the most powerful people we know. 

Love,
Kerry

Declaration of Independence
By Kerryluvcat

I was really bad at math. Bored all the time. Until I took probability & statistics & my professor kept me after class (seeing me flailing) and had me close my eyes & envision a room. Every number represented an object in that room. Every solution connected the objects. For the first time in my life, I understood! Then I asked this man for help. We tore apart songs & looked for the mathematical equations within. I took every sheet of problems (that other students could whip out answers to) & drew solutions in pictures. In verse.

One day, this professor broke down the ‘Declaration of Independence’ with the whole class into a rhythm! I could hear the formula! It was the first time in my life I could see how we use math- everywhere, everyday to annunciate words, create worlds, edit art. Math isn’t something outside of us, it’s born within! Kind of like Freedom. We read that line over & over again, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.-” I thought to myself “Wow. Just because someone is alive, they have the right to be free. Because God said so.” That took guts.

Oppression exists worldwide, but I realized it lives within us too. Whether we are grinding ourselves down for not being perfect, for not achieving all we wanted to by now, or putting ourselves down saying, “I’m terrible at math.” These are mental prisons. In order to be of true service to others we must first break our own private chains. This professor helped me see that. In teaching & life, I try to take into account that everyone I meet is battling for some kind of freedom. Our forefathers paved the way, but it’s up to us to challenge any negativity & emerge as the Phoenix- with new skills & a new outlook. To give back and to help others with encouragement & care. I want to thank that Professor, wherever he is, for helping me step out of my lifelong hateful attitude about myself (and math), and into a brand new role as someone with skill and talent. I took everything I learned & use it in my own teaching. Education gurus call it “differentiation.” I call it “Freedom.” The sooner kids learn that they’re gifted with unique minds, the sooner their confidence soars. That feeling is freedom. I love helping others feel it. I love connecting and making a difference.

I write my own ‘Declaration of Independence’ every year. It’s about a line or two. Having doubts, fears, & internal negative self-talk is normal. That doesn’t mean we have to live with it forever. It’s up to us to decide when we want to break the chains… The best feeling in the world is that moment one feels free! Sometimes it comes easy. Sometimes it comes hard, after years of suffering. When it comes, the entire world changes. It’s beautiful. And we are the most powerful people we know.

Love,
Kerry

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Xo
Kerry

"Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." ~Albert Einstein

{Rose, LA, CA 2014 by KLC}
"Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." ~Albert Einstein

{Rose, LA, CA 2014 by KLC}

A little bit about ‘Kerryluvcat’ 
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Kerryluvcat wears Sparkles! Why? It’s my way of paying homage to my grandmother’s awesome ‘80’s sweaters, & church outfits. We also watched ‘The Golden Girls’ together so I’m ‘tipping my hat’ to all grandmas. Grandma wore a lot of aprons, so in ‘The Kerryluvcat Show’ I always wear one too. 

Everything in the show is family-friendly. As a teacher in the education field, I love products, people, and shows that have family-value standards. I know we can’t protect them forever, but fresh, new entertainment for kids that’s developmentally appropriate supports learning! That’s a cool thing!

Kerryluvcat is a hobby that I started years ago. Now I have time to focus on it, and create the vision I want it to be. A show that brings light, love, and laughter to others. 

I believe art can heal and nurture. It has done that for me- and countless others in the world. Creativity keeps us present! Playing! Creating! Games! Dancing! Laughing! Cooking, traveling, eating…, the list can go on and on… (And maybe even include dressing up in a sparkle dress or two… Lol)

Thank you for reading, watching, and supporting. I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. 

Love,
Kerry

A little bit about ‘Kerryluvcat’
💗🐱💗

Kerryluvcat wears Sparkles! Why? It’s my way of paying homage to my grandmother’s awesome ‘80’s sweaters, & church outfits. We also watched ‘The Golden Girls’ together so I’m ‘tipping my hat’ to all grandmas. Grandma wore a lot of aprons, so in ‘The Kerryluvcat Show’ I always wear one too.

Everything in the show is family-friendly. As a teacher in the education field, I love products, people, and shows that have family-value standards. I know we can’t protect them forever, but fresh, new entertainment for kids that’s developmentally appropriate supports learning! That’s a cool thing!

Kerryluvcat is a hobby that I started years ago. Now I have time to focus on it, and create the vision I want it to be. A show that brings light, love, and laughter to others.

I believe art can heal and nurture. It has done that for me- and countless others in the world. Creativity keeps us present! Playing! Creating! Games! Dancing! Laughing! Cooking, traveling, eating…, the list can go on and on…

(And maybe even include dressing up in a sparkle dress or two… Lol) Thank you for reading, watching, and supporting. I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

Love,
Kerry