Now that the blossoms and leaves are emerging, we are being surrounded by the energy and joy of Spring. Getting outside and wandering through nature brings revitalization to the body, spirit and mind. I am feeling very focused at achieving my daily projects. At the same time I am eager to be back working in the film industry.
In the studio, I created a silk twisted fringe scarf from this exquisite silk tapestry fabric I had in my stash of materials. In my early twenties, for 2 years, I lived in a remote village in northern Quebec. It was there that I learned much about textile handiwork from my Inuit friends. They introduced me to textile embroidery, leather boot and mitten construction. I even got to make myself my own 11 person outdoor canvas tent. One of my most treasured gifts from a friend, was a red plaid wool woven shawl. Shawls up there were mostly used to carry children on your back. This shawls was finished with a twisted fringe. I always wanted to learn how to finish with this technique. So fast forward, this month I decided it was time to just do that. I've posted a video on my instagram if you are interested here is the link.
I am sure I am not alone when I say, Spring brings forth the urge to clean, organize and also to let go of items one no longer needs in life. Almost everyday I do a little of that, mostly trying to find something. That's what happened when I decided to post my Zipper Fobs on my shop this week. I came across 2 boxes of loose photos. In one of those boxes I found this early photo of me on an Tea Outing in the Arctic. Going out with a friend would sometimes mean going outdoors for a walk or a ski doo to the outskirts of our village. We would find a place to settle down and there we would make a fire for tea. Here I am in my Amauti Parka with my baby Aaron in the hood. I only realized when I was color correcting this old photo, the shawl I just mentioned above is in the lower left corner. How precious to see it again.