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Vision Projects! 

The projects on this page were not all work-for-hire. Each project was a vision or creative service donated by Robin L. Ham, created with the help of other members and volunteers associated with the organizations.  

Please enjoy this page, giving back is the most important thing to do. 

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

"Resilient Her"
(Creative Retreat, July 2021)

My vision was to bring people together creatively by collaborating with a few friends such as: Dr. Icilma "Icy" Fergus-Rowe (Vital Effervescence), Shantelle Williams (Expressive Innovator) and Kendall Murray McFarlane (Spirituality Enlightened) and me, Robin L. Ham (Artistic Visionary) to renew, recharge and rejuvenate our guests souls and passions. 

Our guest were given the opportunity to participate in an intimate group retreat style setting, where we were able to focus on how to rebuild their confidence through a holistic approach. We  shared each other’s stories fostering development and trust while breaking down the barriers and the frustration of life, along with hands-on design workshops.

 

The only thing required by guest was to arrive and be open to exploration and be ready to discover their creative side. All supplies were included. No experience was necessary! 

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Testimonies

"Wonderful event, truly restorative, insightful and safe! I loved the insightful perspectives, the sharing and the spirit of everyone involved. Incredible attention to detail-thank you all!"

  -Resilient Her Guest

"Fabulous! Fabulous! Feel so honored and blessed that I was able to receive the process, I needed this more than I thought."

  -Resilient Her Guest

"Please sign me up for the next retreat!"

  -Resilient Her Guest

"I didn't realize I had so much was bottled up in me, I'm ready to change my life and focus on what truly makes me happy!"

  -Resilient Her Guest

Our 2nd Successful  

"Vision Board Workshop & Creative Retreat"

(January 2023)

https://resilienther.net/

Hearts Around The Globe

Presented by Black Health Matters in association with

Greater Hudson Valley (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

February 18, 2023

 

Event location: Iona University, New Rochelle, NY

Topics include:

  • Healing of the Heart, Disrupting Ageism

  • Sudden Death in Young Adults

  • Mental Health, Skin Care

  • Eating to Live, Kidney Disease

 

Hearts Around the Globe Event:

 

This event was to bring awareness to health and heart disease around the globe. My responsibility as the Decor Chair was to create an environment within a hall space that represented the Countries our GHV (NY) Chapter Charitably contributed to (e.g., service and initiatives) through the years. I designed all of the signage (welcoming signs) for each classroom event as well as an artistic gallery in the meeting place where food was served.

 

The wonderful team consisting of 4 Chapter members who worked together well to bring this to fruition.  Thank you Karen St. Vil for creating and painting a beautiful African Sunset Mural, Rhonda Clarke, Deborah Quarless and Regina Darby for their hard work bringing everything together.

 

The concept and mission for the display was to capture the feeling of being in some part of Africa. The images displayed on a custom bamboo (7’ tall x 27’ long) trussell were photographs (from a number of visits made by the GHV (NY) chapters initiatives and volunteer services) of projects in Africa, Haiti, Jamaica and the USA (United Nations). Designed with each County’s flag and colors along with the project information.  

 

The lower grassy mural (in hallway space) was to capture the feeling of being in the Africa (Country Side). The materials used to create the mural consisted of 3 layers of paper, acrylic paint and household paints, bamboo branches, leaves, moss, dried grasses and dirt. 

 

My vision was to have a Baobab Tree known as the Up Side Down Tree (this tree has 6 species one in Africa) displayed with the exhibit. The Baobab Tree is said to be one of the oldest trees, at least 5,000 years old and is essential to the people.  The myth behind calling it Up Side Down was because it was said that the tree was uprooted, the top was planted with the roots exposed on top and it’s believed to be an ancestral sprite. The Baobab tree grow in dry areas and it hold water and bears fruit (the powder and oils of fruit are considered to be a Super Fruit). 

 

We were able to set the tone by capturing the essence of Africa’s rawness and beautiful fields. 

The event was well received and the decor team was praised for their artistic contribution, “Asé” (Ashe). 

 

Reference: https://youtu.be/duFVedmbOtg

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"The Hats We Wear"
Written and Illustrated by Robin L. Ham
Self Published Book May 2020

Model: Arianne Rowe

Video Creation by: Robin L. Ham
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"Butterfly Project"
(Domestic Violence Project 2017)

In 2017, The Greater Hudson Valley (NY) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated hosted their annual Ladies In Hats Luncheon. As a member, I was honored to be asked to Chair the Decor Committee. The theme of this luncheon focused on domestic violence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 🦋

 

Vision, Photographer & Graphics: Robin L. Ham

Poet: Virginia Lee

Model: Phyllis Hyacinthe

Model: Dr. Paige Long Sharps