Cling to home
To all that matters
Freezing air snaps at the surface
Of the Mackenzie River
Dragging frosty jagged nails across slight waves
Bringing temperatures down
Sucking in rising water vapours
Breathing it back as ice
A Whisper in Time
Whisper carefully -
"Come home to me
After you follow all your dreams
And drift back across the sea
For I will wait
As long as it takes
For I know that you will never break"
To Each Their Own
To each their own
Trying not to fall
When they cry
Though people see
Just what they want to see
It doesn't hurt......
If no one sees you in tears
Had a absolute blast at the GNAF Christmas Fair this year! Met a lot of wonderful people and got to see (and buy of course) some amazing work from all over the north! The talent which is spread throughout the north is phenomenol - from mukluks to carvings and paintings - with so so so much in between. The north truly is a special and spectacular place!! And the smiles this weekend!!! So much happiness in one place, whether you were a vendor, artisan, customer, or just there to look at and eat all the amazing things. Oh the food - cannot foget to mention the food - in Inuvik we are so lucky as so many cultures meet here and this really shows in the food available. Samosas, curries, chili, macarons, bread, baked goods, and so much more; this weekend was truly a feast for the soul and I can't wait to do it all again next year!!!
A huge thank you and mahsi cho to everyone who bought my work in Inuvik and also in Fort Simpson. I am super lucky to have such a great sister who set up a table for me in Fort Simpson this year! Huge hugs and a million thanks Cait!!
So my kids and some of their friends decided that they would like to earn some money at the craft fair so that they could get Christmas presents. I had quite the little work bee at the house as they unleashed their creativity on the perler beads and shrinking plastic. Boy did they create some neat stuff; and they were so proud of themselves when their ornaments sold.
I am super impressed with the work and creativity they all put into their ornaments, no two are alike!
The past few weeks I have been working on some sweet Arctic cetacean minis. I thought it would be lovely to have some original pieces on hand for the Inuvik Christmas Bazaar this year.
Sooooooooo as you can see, I did go a wee bit crazy with the belugas! I really couldn't seem to help myself and will most likely draw a couple more as they just seem to have so much charcater.
I have finished my beautiful Narwhal painting and will post pictures of it soon - I need to really practice my photography skills.
September in Inuvik is a rather quick succession of the finality of summer, with Autumn just barely allowed to dig her brightly coloured nails in before Jack Frost and his hounds of the blowing snowy whirlwinds descend. I have attempted to enjoy every moment of this quick northern Autumn and her stunning colours have had to offer. I took some time off painting to go cranberry picking and enjoy being immersed in the luminosity of our rather hasty Fall season.
I find that the brilliance of Autumns' cloak of vividness really inspire a lot of my current work. I adore colour and enjoy using bright colours that you almost cannot imagine in nature, but there they are! Colours which become even more vibrant when they are peeking through a light dusting of snow; or just a couple of red hued wild rose leaves reluctantly hang tight to their branch amid a chorus of twigs and branches now turned dismal shades of brown and grey.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.