Upcoming events, initiatives, books and blog.
Experiential Events & Resources:
September 25, 2017: Sparking Community Spirit experience at University College of the North in The Pas, Manitoba. Igniting the Community Casting Initiative sponsored by The Pas Regional Library and UCN. Join us at UCN between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. OR in the evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Light snacks and music in the evening. Live Art and finger casting during both times.
September to December 2017: is a combination of travel, Living Labs, sculpture and the development of "Hollywood in Your Head", the next experience/resource (Okay this is taking more time than I first anticipated, still working on it.) Contact Karen via email to discover the possibilities.
"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
This is 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. ebook versions are available.
$20.00 plus GST and shipping for print copy.
$5.00 plus GST for ebook.
- September - December 2017: Clearwater Lake - Working with Community Casting Team on Sparking the Spirit of Our Community - casting fingers to create a community sculpture(s) in The Pas, OCN and RM of Kelsey.
- October - December 2017: Western Prairie Provinces - Living Labs, Casting Calls, Hollywood in Your Head Development, AND open for possibilities...customized functional sculpture, executive coaching and keynotes.
- January - April 2018: South America
- Summer 2018: Clearwater Lake, Manitoba - human nature, a Live Art experience details to come
Canmore Leader - "Life Fest offers healthy living Alternatives" November 18, 2009
Okotoks Western Wheel - "Speakers to teach and unite women" September 23, 2009
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