I opened up the latest Seattle Conscious Choice magazine and was magically inspired. Amanda Lamprecht is an amazing woman that helps others heal through many mediums. As the founder of the Joyful Healing Arts Center in West Seattle which offers wellness through yoga, music and sound therapy, Amanda has added another dimension of healing inspired by her South African roots.
Scratch Patch is a sensory experience in the Roosevelt district where you can immerse yourself in a sea of smooth, colorful gemstones and enjoy a sense of beauty and connection with nature. The experience is simple but oh so serene. Grab a plush flower basket, plop down and "scratch" around the thousands of beautiful gemstones that cover the floor, all the while listening to the sounds of birds chirping.
I surprised my hubby with a little trip to Scratch Patch yesterday (camera phone photos suck! oh well). As a DJ, I thought it would be fun for him because he "scratches" on the turntables. For me, it was the ultimate creative experience in color therapy. I'm the type of gal that likes going to the bead and jewelry shows for the sheer pleasure of handling the smooth surfaces and taking in all of the natural sparkling colors. Anyone who has seen Amelie's guilty pleasure of sliding her hand into a barrel of smooth beans, knows what I'm talking about. I had a lot of fun creating different color combinations and learning about the properties of the different stones. Amanda was such a wonderful soul and had such a positive and comforting vibe. Definitely an organic and natural experience! Take a friend and get to scratching! Oh and don't forget to check out Amanda's gem stone jewelry and her new children's jewelry collection!