Contemplative Creativity | April 8

“When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.”    

– Vietnamese Proverb

In our second session of Bead by Bead, we’ll be remembering those who brought something significant into our lives. They have imprinted our hearts by leaving marks that ignite a sense of gratitude every time we think about them. Through the work of our hands, we’ll honor these special people who transformed our souls by creating new beads out of a clay stack with techniques like cutting, stamping and imprinting.

Join us for a creative and quiet time as we come together remember the many gifts of Life.

Essential Materials:

  • One polymer clay set (or single colors, but include black and white)
  • One set of tools
  • Roller
  • An oven (your kitchen oven is fine as long as you don’t overbake the clay.)

Imprint Tool Box:

  • Clay slicing knifes
  • Stamps and textures plates
  • Clay cutters and metal tubes
  • Cake decorating tips
  • Modeling tools and dental tools
  • Embossing tools
  • Texture rollers
  • Small thread spools
  • Any odd small hard plastic or metal piece that could cut through clay. The list goes on and on!

April 8 at 5 pm PDT via Zoom.

Our guide: Fabricia Lima – contemplative artist, spiritual practitioner, mystic and mother. She has a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from UFG (Federal University of Goiás) from Brazil. She is a certified spiritual director by the Haden Institute, certified (in all levels) children’s spiritual formation teacher by the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd National Association, certified SoulCollage® facilitator, Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator, and creator of Art as a Spiritual Connection™ programs. 

Fab brings the gifts of creativity, contemplation, and hospitality in all that she does – serving as a sacred container by holding space for others as they seek spiritual awareness. She believes that art as soul expression is for everyone and the creative process can be a pathway to self-reflection and restorative healing. Her preferred art mediums are: acrylic paint, colored pencils, watercolor, polymer clay and collage. Connect with Fabricia at

Visit our Contemplative Creativity page to learn more about this program and to catch up on previous lessons.

Contemplative Creativity | April 8