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Eight Legged Horses for All

Sleipnir-Model

I’ve got the exciting job this year of building the effigies for Burning Away the Winter Blues.  I made a frost giant effigy for them a few years ago and I’m so excited to be back in the saddle again – literally – this year I’m creating a stampede of eight-legged horses based on Sleipnir, Odin’s amazing eight-legged horse from Norse mythology.  It’s a fun challenge as it was chosen to tie in both the Viking and Chinese traditions (as this year is the Year of the Horse).

Hard-at-Work

To go along with the effigies that are starting to take shape in my studio, I ran a Kid’s Kreate workshop at the Yukon Arts Centre today where the young participants created their own versions of Sleipnir who can join the stampede of effigies during the March 22nd event.  I built them a set of templates and a sample and then let them at it.  It was like watching creativity literally explode across the room – sparkles, tissue paper, old copies of National Geographic, feathers, paint, crayons, pencil crayons, and pipe cleaners went everywhere – and the results were simply fantastic.

Burning-Away-the-Winter-Blues-2014-Poster

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