Join me at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair May 6 – 8, 2016! I am honored to be Co-Director of this community event with my friend and fellow artist, Jean Wyatt. We launch with the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview of creative vendors and ‘Propagation’ a music performance by Alan B. Brock-Richmond.
2016 will be the 26th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair and is a 2 day event that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares. Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest. Over 30 vendors make this event a mainstay of the Irrigation Festival. In addition to the crafts vendors, enjoy a selection from our food vendors and enjoy our main stage entertainment.
Join me March 7 at 12:30 PM PST for “Courage to Encourage: Origin Story Lessons” at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference. The event is online in a virtual world, please go to this site to register http://consortium.militarymetaverse.org/
My presentation provides step-by-step guidance for instructors and trainers to tap into inspiring students through developing their mission and how that pursuit fuels their educational drive and development. Every student superhero has a catalyst that changes their lives and is the incentive to improve themselves and the world around them. Discover students’ origin stories and principal motivation to turn passion into positive projects and promote partnerships.
Virtual worlds foster flexible, imaginative play to reveal and utilize students’ individual stories. Create a safe learning environment where this vulnerable intersection transforms into a lesson of confidence, compassion, and connections with other superheroes. After exploring the events and elements of their influential story, implement transmedia storytelling through multimedia, blogs, social networks, and virtual world engagement to support student centered success and unique learning styles while inspiring universal listening, inquiry, and teambuilding.
The last time I presented at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference it was at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. Dig my red mary janes! #FCVW #FCVW15 #besuper
I thought it would be fun to use my blog as a space to answer some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that I get. As someone who enjoys asking questions to learn more, I hope that you enjoy this experiment in my blog.
Question: Why to do you have a Japanese middle name?
Answer: I was born in Tachikawa Japan, which is part of Tokyo, because my father was in the US Air Force and stationed there. My folks always wanted to remind me of where I came from. My middle name Emiko has several meanings, but the one I identify with the most is Smiling (Emi) Child (ko). I have always used my cheesewhiz grin as my logo to brand myself because the meaning of my middle name.
A couple weeks ago, I bought myself a keychain that had a little doll with my name, Emi. She is very sweet! www.kimmidoll.com
I found this fun website called “SP-Studio” which is a Flash game to create your own characters in the “South Park” style and you can save those pictures. Go and play!