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The Reflective Journey

The academic stuffPlease note:This post is really me practicing how to insert and format references, but there are some interesting points and I will come back to my initial reflective questions. What makes writing and reading so difficult for me?How does this affect my capacity as an arts facilitator? Freud’s desk “When making a decision of […]

Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

Buddah of the Sleeping Cat All rights reserved by nkimadams Reflective Journey Reflective practice is a kind of journal. Not like the usual blah blah blah of everyday, but an examination of thinking and doing, and the relationships between them. In a way it’s a series of questions  to contemplate what, why and how I’m engaged and engaging […]

End of an Era

 Images from the HorroVacui exhibition at the Pence Gallery.   I just finished my first Renegade craft show experience in LA.  It was a blast to hang out with Linda Fahey and spend a good amount of time processing the pro’s and cons of craft fairs.  Renegade craft show is just another craft show, with all […]

Beltane 2012 Releasing the Wildness Inside Us

I have developed a much needed workshop that I have been teaching at Esalen called Releasing the Wildness Inside Us. The Wildness workshop includes a taster of many different forms of art. Painting, drawing, singing, dancing and some somatic body work, Qi Gong and Yoga. I am also using some of the techniques I used […]

New work…. Inpired

I tried to join the renegade craft fare but was turned down, they said my work was too well crafted and should be in a different type of craft fare, I kinda get it.. but look what they missed out on. You however dont have to miss out on these gorgeous new pendants I made…. […]

Clay Creations Painting with Clay Workshop

Sunday February 27th from 10am to 1pm Come Join us at the Clay Creations studio for a workshop in surface decoration. My two great loves are paintings and ceramics. In the ‘Painting with Clay’ workshop I will share with you my exciting discoveries in combining these two art forms. We will explore various ways of […]

Haiti Summer 2010

Artist enjoying an unconventional art class with HEART more images Port au Prince training team with a group mural Thanks to Gloria Simoneaux – www.harambeearts.org I worked for Save the Children on an art therapy project in Haiti, called HEART, healing and education through art. http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6292389/k.335/Healing_and_Education_through_Art_HEART.htm My first trip was in April 2010, when things […]

Ghana, NCECA Residency 2010. An Extreme Case of Creation

from the left, Abisboba, Sharon (nicknamed Ayampok-beire- ‘little Ayampoka’), Ayampoka and Faustina pounding clay at SWOPA. Sharon Virtue in Ghana with SWOPA(Sirigu Womens Organization for Pottery and Art.) The main entrance to SWOPA. I spent three weeks in a remote village called Sirigu, in the North of Ghana, working with local potters. They taught me […]

Dwellings for the Divine.

Barbara Vanderbeck and Sharon Virtue join forces for another star spangled show of Alters and Shrines for the divine. October 20th – November 1st Come and celebrate Samhain, Hallow’een and Day of the Dead with us, at this time the veils between the spirit world and our world are thin… Ruby’s Clay studio 552 A […]