Greetings from the wild and beautiful Northwest Territories! The skies are back to blue (we had a few days of rain) and the birches and poplars are shimmering gold. The aurora have been awfully amazing too, but I'll post about that and more of my adventures when I get home and have a chance to sort through a bazillion photographs. I taught a couple of classes while here, which I will also post about when I get home too.
While my little SAQA auction quilt went up for sale on Monday, we were stalking a herd of wood buffalo along the Mackenzie Highway.
Quilts=Art=Quilts show at the Schweinfurth Memorial Arts Center in Auburn, New York. My other entry, Red Stool, was declined.
I was really hoping, and kind of expecting, that Red Stool would make it in over Standing Ovation. Now I have a challenge on my hands: getting Standing Ovation back from my solo show in St. Jacobs, Ontario, in time to ship to Auburn, NY for their "receive by" date of October 2. Anyone in Southern Ontario planning a trip to Ottawa in the next week? I may have to pull a fast trip. I wasn't planning to pick up my show until October 5.
The colours in the sub-arctic boreal forest of Northwest Territories are just glorious at this time of year!
I also had the honour last night of meeting Shawna Lampi-Legaree, a well-known artist from Yellowknife. We missed connecting when I was here in January. We had a lovely visit to her home and studio (Dancing Raven Studio) last night. Her latest work in progress is pictured on the wall between us.
More to come soon!