Wow, summer came and went in a damned hurry, didn’t it? You know as sad as I am to see summer leaving us, I’m always so inspired by this time of year. We’ve spent weeks (months?) goofing around outdoors, filling up on fresh air and vitamin D and now that it’s September, it’s time to hunker down and get back to work. Maybe even spring for some new pencils or even those smelly markers just for fun.
This summer, after an inspiring stay in Inuvik for the Great Northern Arts Festival, I returned home with more ideas than I could realistically chase. But now that some time has passed, I’ve sifted through them and settled on a few that have me delightfully busy.
You see, my lovely partner, George is a trapper and I am so honoured and proud to be buying all of his furs to use in my handcrafted jewelry and soon… accessories. A few Pop-up shops at the tail end of summer have shown me how much everyone loves our gorgeous local furs and now that both Johnson’s Crossing Lodge gift shop and Whoa Bear in Carcross (soon to have a boutique in Whitehorse!) are carrying my work, I’ll have plenty of places where folks can fine me and the furs. In the coming months, I’ll be working on larger pieces but I can’t spoil the surprise as to what they might be. You’ll just have to stick around and find out.
I am gladly doing research into furrier training so I can build on my existing skill set to do more with these glorious pelts. I can’t tell you how much I love doing this work and how grateful I am to be supported in doing it. If you’ve yet to make it to one of my Pop-ups, note they are at The Claim from 9-5 every first Tuesday of the month. I take visa/mastercard but of course, there’s always the online store.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for, message me an I can probably make something especially for you.
Thank you for sharing your time with me and thank you for your ongoing support. I couldn’t be happier with being able to do this work. I am richly blessed.