upcoming events, initiatives, books and blog
Experiential Events & Resources:
September 2018 to December 2018: Calgary here I come! Back in Alberta working on creative community building. Let's talk about the next opportunity, 403.797.2155
May to August 2018: Clearwater Lake, Manitoba saw the night light up with Nuit Blanche live at Studio One28 (yes at our cabin). An explosion of live art, music, poetry, Flatlander Cider tasting, sculpture garden, uncommon artisan sale, appetizers and the outdoor movie at midnight had to be postponed. Get ready for the next extravaganza! Pictures to come.
"Showgirl Trapped in a Librarian's Body" the second resource in Karen's Creative Connection Series: connects people with passion and integrates sculptural experience, visual inspiration and essential writings. Lauched February 28, 2015, the sparkarts deck (aka Showgirl cards) focus on living life to the fullest, looking at the world differently and dynamic evolution.
Florence Centre Ukraine support and development continues. It's a non-governmental organization focused on family resources and learning. Amazing the work they are doing in such a chaotic time!
Collective Impact Alberta (CIA) is an ongoing process. If you're interested in a Pop-up Collaboratory contact us. Snippets of information and resources are at www.collectiveimpactalberta.blogspot.com . It's all about key players across Alberta coming together to accelerate our impact to Create a Culture of Wellness. We're making shift happen!
Showgirl Trapped in a Librarian's Body sparkart decks are available! With over 60 cards, these cards are designed to SPARK reflection, dreaming, creation & action. The deck includes photos of Karen's sculptures & castes, with questions, writings, quotes and wild words. The intention:
- living life to the fullest
- looking at the world in new ways
- embracing dynamic evolution
Use your mind, body, spirit and experiences to learn, live, lead and for leisure.
A big thanks to Cathi Groves for her photography and to the Caste for sharing their essence.
$10.00 plus GST and shipping.
I'll be growing the deck with your sparks and pictures of new sculptures. After you've used the deck send your inspirations and sparks to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org (I'm working on a space for your sparks).
$5.00 plus GST we will email you an electronic copy to help your community develop a strategy that reaches beyond programs.
For an extra $5.00 we will mail you a copy on a portable jumpdrive as pictured above. Visit our 'Books and Multimedia' page by clicking on the RESOURCES tab at the top, for more information about the Guide.
RECkless Abandon, K. Driedger, 2010.
What are people saying about RECkless abandon?
"Excellent compilation of activities and tips to use in facilitating groups and or to 'recreate' or reintroduce play into our lives bringing out our creativity in our own ways. After reading this I can say that author Karen Driedger is aptly named 'creative alchemist'." L.D.Ell
The first book in a Creative Connections Series; a resource about integrating play, activity and creativity into your life.
Contact us for more information. Print copies are sold out, next print date TBD. e-book versions available.
$20.00 plus GST and shipping for print copy.
$5.00 plus GST for ebook.
- Summer 2018: Clearwater Lake, Manitoba - Nuit Blanche live at Studio One28
- Fall 2018: Calgary, Alberta - Living Labs, Casting Calls, Hollywood in Your Head, AND open for possibilities...customized sculpture, executive coaching and keynotes.
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