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Cathy IslesHello there, Friend!

A few years ago, I wanted to own a business, so Bridging the Universe came to be. Because of my love for greeting cards and making people feel better and be positive, I started Bridging the Universe Greeting Cards with two very artsy people. We wanted to reach out to people both to help them convey positive messages to their loved ones and to bring hope and healing thoughts to the receivers of the cards. Unfortunately, sales were very poor. It was hard to compete with the big players like Hallmark and American Greetings.

It has been a few years since the business closed.  I wrote a couple of children’s books on diversity (Faces Who Are We?) and healthy eating (Fruits and Veggies Aplenty), and had a couple of great summers reading to kids and doing art projects in classrooms and at libraries. Then with a very talented friend, we attempted to publish a very cool bookazine, 365Being, without selling advertising. Contents were entirely creative articles from us and very talented contributors. Sadly it wasn’t cost effective and we had to close shop (but boy did we have fun working on that bookazine!!!!)

Now I want to do something different that combines all that I enjoy—art, inspiring quotes, mandala stones, art cards and bridging to people—by reaching out  and encouraging participation in creating art, sending positive messages and receiving art and messages back from other creative beings. So with this website I want to “bridge” to people by posting positive nessages, possibly hosting art mail exchanges,  writing a blah blah blog,  recording where my mandala rocks turn up around the world and who knows what else. I hope you will join me on this journey. I think it is going to be great fun.

So I invite you to visit my blog and Facebook page.  If you happen to like what you see and read, please let others know-- the more the merrier!!

Thanks for your time!!

Hugs and Smiles,

Cathy Isles