DiNovember started off with a bang this morning – it’s a newly established holiday in our house where Inara’s dinosaurs get up to trouble each day of the month (with credit due to our friend Brian Johnson for the idea). The dinosaurs stole the pumpkins and cobwebs from the Halloween decorations and are industriously turning them into a snowman to celebrate the start of the month.
So the Yukon Cultures Connect project is at it again. Some of you may remember when I worked with them earlier this year on their launch event, the Mixer. They’re launching their next project today to coincide with the celebrations of Summer Solstice (a really big deal if you live north of 60) and National Aboriginal Day and I’m so excited to again be involved. Here’s the lowdown on the new project – Culture Cards! Unique perspectives. Diverse backgrounds. Different histories. […]
Recently I have been working with a group called Yukon Cultures Connect. They are working on issues of multiculturalism and diversity in the Territory through art and innovative events. You can learn more about them in this article I put together for What’s Up Yukon: Connecting Cultures. Last Friday they had their official launch event which they called The Mixer. The idea was to explore the concept of home – as people’s homes often represent themselves and their backgrounds. To […]
It’s official – I have crafter’s ADD. I was over at my parent’s house last night to watch So You Think You Can Dance with my mom (I’ll admit it, I’m addicted). I brought my origami with me to work on, but knowing that I’m not yet a profficient enough folder of tiny pieces of paper to watch television while making little mythical creatures, I also brought my knitting bag (in most cases, I can manage to knit while watching […]
Week Five This week I will be creating a centerpiece from origami…but not just any origami…mythical creature origami. I found a book I’m really excited about that lays out the instructions for making a whole range of mythical creatures in origami (a wee bit more exciting than the frogs and cranes you get taught in elementary school). I’d been toying with the idea of a paper craft project for the last couple of weeks, and the discovery of this book […]