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Weaving for the Soul
BY RENÉ BAHLOO
@ VOL 18
ON AUG 24, 2016
“I have shared my deepest essence, my creative energy, and so the world is dream into being”
In Weaving for the Soul from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18 , René Bahloo explains her special interest as an artist in the practice and philosophy of weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge locally through a number of weaving circles and facilitates transformational journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. Her sculptural installation pieces have been present at a number of conferences and have also been discovered contemplating life, the universe and everything. In her presentation Rene shares her passion for connecting culture, womens' business, personal growth and environmental awareness into the weaving of her life, and into the lives of others.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on September 27th, 2016.
Weaving in the Goodness
BY BECK PARNHAM
@ VOL 32
ON SEP 26, 2017
Rebecca Parnham is one of the co-founders of Krama and Co. a company that supports the production of krama (traditional Cambodian scarves). She loves krama and everything they represent. Rebecca’s goal has always been to weave the goodness into every step of what she does. Her PechaKucha talk “Weaving in the Goodness” discusses how social work and the strengths perspective informs her.
The Reason We Grow Silkworms
BY KAZUSHI TOMITA
@ VOL 159
ON SEP 26, 2018
Kazushi Tomita who works in his families 440-years kimono business, will present about sericulture, or silk farming, and natural-dyed hand-weaving kimonos. He’ll invite us to his shop, Aoyama Tomihiro, where every month he holds events, called YORIAI1-1-1, in order to facilitate discussion about handcraft and its value.
Finding Balance With Art and Design
BY NOELLE SHARP
@ VOL 7
ON APR 05, 2019
Working as an independendent textile designer, Noelle Sharp has learned how to navigatate the world of fashion, fabric and art with creativity and determination. Her unique designs have earned Noelle high praise from the fashion world of New York, to the hand crafted world of independent artists. Her journey has been an balancing act of design, art and navigating life to follow her bliss.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Walk the Talk
"Walk the Talk." Yes, we certainly like that, true words that go hand-in-hand with the PechaKucha Spirit. The photo above is from this past June's PechaKucha Night in Vancouver Vol. 12, which we found on Flickr here -- it was taken by Gen Why Media, a local production company, whose founders are pictured here.
Flyer for PKN Sunshine Coast Vol. 6
PechaKucha Night in Sunshine Coast Vol. 6 is happening tomorrow night (June 14) at the Nambour Civic Centre -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. Here's more on the event from organizer Susan Davis:Following on from the global PKN Inspire Japan campaign, the Sunshine Coast (Aust) will continue with the 'Inspire' theme for their PKN #6 this Tues June 14. It's been a tough year for so many this year, beginning with torrential rain and floods in Australia to earthquakes in NZ and Japan with ongoing flow on effects. Some of our Sunshine Coast artists and creatives will share some of what inspires them and will hopefully provide some inspiration for others. Featuring Indigenous artist Jandamarra Cadd, landscape architect (and Japanese art lover) James Birrell, Empress of Weaving Rene Bahloo, sculptor and activist Greg Windsor, photographer James Ray, independent producer Kath Quigley, musician/artist Kari and Salt magazine editor Kate Johns.
Biking in Bangkok, Hand-Made Jewelry, and the Return of PKN Santiago
Presentations What's it like riding a bike in Bangkok? As Greg Jorgensen's presentation (from PKN Bangkok Vol. 5) will reveal, it's all about the traffic. Pep Joan Tugores is a local jewelry handcrafter and in his presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mallorca Vol. 1), he talks about how he learned to make hand-made jewelry, and then shares a few of his recent projects. Posters Today's new addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster you see above for the upcoming PKN Santiago Vol. 3, which marks a relaunch for that city's series. The PKN is set for September 6 at Galpon CAC. Photos Today we share a Flickr gallery of photos from PKN Uzice Vol. 2. Above, a look at some of the attendees, followed by two presenters. Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, it's a slow start this week, with the first PKNs happening tomorrow night (August 22), in the form of PKN Cairns Vol. 5 and PKN Durban Vol. 8.
Plastics from continents thousands of miles away wash in on countless beaches every day. Artist Jo Atherton weaves artwork from flotsam found washed up on beaches. In "Flotsam Weaving" from PKN Bedford Vol. 2, we see that their cheerful familiar forms belie a shocking truth: we get older but plastic remains. Though Jo's work isn't intended to foster a culture of blame, she does communicate through her work that we are all tied together in this global waste problem.
Weaving for the Soul
“I have shared my deepest essence, my creative energy, and so the world is dream into being” In Weaving for the Soul from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18 , René Bahloo explains her special interest as an artist in the practice and philosophy of weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge locally through a number of weaving circles and facilitates transformational journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. Her sculptural installation pieces have been present at a number of conferences and have also been discovered contemplating life, the universe and everything. In her presentation Rene shares her passion for connecting culture, womens' business, personal growth and environmental awareness into the weaving of her life, and into the lives of others.
Doan Linh Hand Written Letters
“I use handwritten letter to listen and encourage people…” In "Hand Written Letters", from PechaKucha Night Ho Chi Minh City Vol.9, Doan Linh started "Letter to Angel", a non-profit organisation committed to bringing the lost art of handwritten letters back to people in Vietnam and around the world. In this presentation, she shares with us her vision behind L2A and what she hopes to achieve through it. It would be unfair to mention that she’s only 20 years old because her thoughts are much bigger the tiny number! Grab some paper and a pen, you might want to hand write your loved ones a letter right after listening to her talk.
"I wasn't worrying about money anymore ... by keeping money out of the social relationships, I also engaged entirely different with the people around me. It was just a much more natural way of being and it released a lot of freedom which was translated into creative expression."In Hand-Lettered Signboards from PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol 15, Lilian Leahy shares quitting her job to trade it for a backpack, sketchbook, pencils, paint and brushes. She travelled for more than a year through South East Asia and India. In more than 100 illustrations she documented her experiences. She also hand-lettered signboards for guesthouses resorts and restaurants in exchange for food and accommodation and that is how she was able to afford a long time of traveling. www.lilianleahy.com
Hand-Drawn Plausible Fictitious Maps
"I see maps in everything." In "Hand-Drawn Plausible Fictitious Maps" from PechaKucha Night Huntsville Vol. 3, David Nuttall shares his lifelong passion -- creating fictitious maps! Stemming from his childhood, drawing maps has led him to many creative projects, including drawing them on people! What will David do next?
2nd Hand Scenery
"Can you imagine that in a school playground? It would be a wonderful thing to have. At the moment, it's sitting in a landfill." From "2nd Hand Scenery" from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 31, Matthew Doolan presents 2nd Hand Scenery, a fledgling organization based in Glasgow that aims to find creative ways to help the Scottish entertainment sector reduce the amount of scenery, props, and furniture going to landfill once a production cycle has finished. 2nd Hand Scenery's primary goal is to connect the different elements of the industry with one another, to let the school drama club see what the National Company no longer needs and to facilitate the exchange, to let amateur dramatics groups share a show and to make it as easy as possible for companies and individuals to display their used items before they run out of time and space. It was founded by two scenic carpenters who after many years in the industry had become dismayed a the sheer volume of useful materials that are lost due to relentless production cycles and crushing time pressures inherent across the sector. So they decided that something had to be done about it.
Yahoo!: Stuff By Hand
"Just have fun with design, it's not a serious thing, it's a fun thing." In Yahoo!: Stuff By Hand from PechaKucha Night Saskatoon Vol. 1, Craig Medwyduk presents his striking design work that he has created for various businesses in the Saskatoon community.