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Jodi Sharp

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Artist, costumer, festival organize...
  • Candidate for Masters in Fine Arts
  • From Vancouver
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To seek out new communities and new sustainable ideas. To boldly know who others have known before. Also to eat all sorts of crazy food and dance to the rhythms of all the world.

ABOUT ME

I am super excited about my life! I do what I love and there is no looking back from that. There is no point in wasting your moment doing things that you don't enjoy. Because of that commitment to life I currently hold the occupation of an artist, which is not held in high esteem in my country. I decided that following my passion was more important than eventually making money, and so far I feel I have DEFINITELY made the right choice!
Curious about my work? I blog! http://jodisharp-inprocess.blogspot.ca/

I care very deeply about the condition of the world around me, my communities, and my family. My family currently consists of a beautiful chosen family of like-minded, as well as my sister and beautiful nieces who I try and see as often as I can, and a huge community of friends who I love so dearly that I never fail to cry when I leave them for extended periods of time.
I really feel a commitment to true exploration and learning from the university that is the world. I'm not really a "touristy" person, what I love about traveling is the ability to experience a completely different culture than my own. I do believe that people become isolated through the pursuit of money and ideas of hierarchy, and because of that I am pursuing true connections and real experiences with my friends and family, and anyone else who will give me the time of day! I love to talk, cook, laugh, build things, explore things, and love whoever I meet, and I hope that I will never cease to do so until the day I die.

PHILOSOPHY

Creation is the path, not the purpose.
I will follow it to the horizon,
And If I'm lucky, I will get lost.
-Cam Novak

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I haven't been super active in the community that is couchsurfing.com. Friends from all over tend to recommend their friends to me in person, so I almost never have an available couch to offer! But I personally think that there is no better way to make a better world than by individually making people happy, and creating a need to love each other.
In my own community doors are never closed, visitors always have a place to sleep, and food is always abundant and communal. What joy I had when I discovered that people all across the world felt the same way!

Interests

People, food, laughter, music, art, festivals, dancing, trees, books, smiling, exploring off the beaten track, the moon, the sun, driving bobcats (and other cool big machines), building stuff, good conversations while mildly drunk around a campfire, hiking in the mountains, the ocean, that crisp feeling in the morning in a Canadian fall, dressing up in cool costumes, giving presents, getting a rare real smile from a stranger...

Music, Movies & Books

Books:
Alice in Wonderland, The Temporary Autonomous Zone: Ontological Anarchy and Poetic Terrorism, The Web That Has No Weaver, The History of Sexuality, Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal, The Principle of Hope, I am a Strange Loop, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Crash of Hemmingway, Life of Pi, Poetry of Susan Musgrave, Written on the Body, God of the Small Things, Open Arms, Gently Down the Stream, Generation X, Through Black Spruce, East of Eden, The Notorious Doctor August, Nobody But Yourself, Siddhartha, Stranger in a Strange Land, Prodigal Summer, Jitterbug Perfume...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have lived in 45 different places.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am really interested in learning about sustainable construction and community building, in order to return that knowledge to my communities back home.
I am a full time artist who focuses on performance and fiber art. I LOVE to discuss and teach it!
I also have done a large amount of building, landscaping, refinishing and construction.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Need something fixed? I can probably fix it.

Countries I've Visited

Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, England, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Scotland, Thailand, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, United States

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