Artists Unhinged Event to Raise Money for Africa Trip

I wanted to send you the information about the Artists Unhinged Weekend that I am participating in to raise money for an Africa trip!  I am thinking of offering my part of the workshop at Selah Among the Hills in Arcadia, MO this February!  Stay tuned and I will update you on the details!  You can check out my workshops HERE.  This is an email to all of you artists and friends out there: April 15-16, 2016, we are having a fundraiser called the Artists Unhinged Weekend Mixed-Media Retreat ​ at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Avenue, New Jersey 07028. ​We are fundraising for three projects: 1) To build a trade school for child soldier orphans in Uganda; 2) To build a playground/park (with Angelo Ciotti) for children in the Volta Region of Ghana; and 3) To build a humble school in a community in Ghana that does not have access to elementary education.   The Artists, Instructors and Presenters, at this event will be: Angelo Ciotti (http://www.angelociotti.com/) Pennsylvanis Jane Cook  (http://janecookjewelry.com/) Missouri Christi Friesen (http://www.christifriesen.com/) California Donna Greenberg (http://www.donnagreenbergarts.com/) New Jersey Anke Humpert (http://www.anke-humpert.de/) Germany Ellen Jewett  (http://www.ellenjewettsculpture.com/) Canada Sarwar Mushtaq (http://eckova.com/) Pakistan Sherman Oberson (https://www.etsy.com/people/shermanoberson) Pennsylvania Lisa Pavelka  (http://store.lisapavelka.com/) Nevade Pat Pawlowicz (http://afistfuloffelt.com/patspage.htm) Tennessee Sta-C Peterson (http://stormflightdesigns.com/) Connecticut Monica Resta (https://www.youtube.com/user/M0clay) Italy Phiona Richards (http://rarenotions.co.uk/) England Christy Sherman (http://skygrazer.com/) Rhode Island Clara Torres  (https://Google.com) New York City   You can access the manual registration form on Google Drive with this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9mJKidb4-Q6U2NRMjM3MjRsWms   And, you are invited to a free community event co-sponsored by The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge International Committee and Africa Teach Foundation. On...

Summer in Africa

Summer in Africa! Sep 03, 2014 05:06 pm | Jane Cook   I have had several requests to share about my summer in Africa.  I will share things from time to time that I think you might enjoy or also learn from etc. My Summer in Africa felt like one really long day, like I was in a time warp, taken out of everything I knew and set down in a foreign, unfamiliar place where nothing was the same:  not the environment  ( climate, trees, geography, weather, not even the night sky), not the language, culture, housing, ways of life, technology, comforts, food, relationships, family, security, freedom, independence, routine, or identity!  WILD!  But it was also a sacred time with God amongst hundreds of others who also hunger and seek after God, of one mind to worship and follow Him.  It was a time set apart from work, family, and daily routines to seek Him and to hear Him.  It was a time of tremendous input and encouragement from some of the most powerful activated men and women of God on the planet!  I received such powerful messages, testimonies, words, and prayers from these precious warriors of God.  I also got to learn from my brothers and sisters in Christ from a different culture, to see their faith, their love and devotion to God, and the power manifested in and through their lives.  They encouraged me to spend time with God and in His Presence apart from literacy (reading & writing) by just praying, singing, worshiping, and quiet. I got to catch a glimpse of what God is doing...

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