It’s time for a quick check in from Yellowknife where I am enjoying a fabulous time with talented and motivated fiber artists. After three intense days of exploring design we are nearing the end of three evenings of exploring Kantha quilting.
Coming to Yellowknife has been one of the best experiences. I love to teach, and the wonderful benefit of flying from one place to another is that I meet great people and get to explore unknown surroundings. This time my adventure started with my magical flight to Yellowknife. About 15 minutes after take off from Edmonton International Airport I discovered outside my window that the plane was accompanied by Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis show continued until the plane prepared for landing. I was getting increasingly excited and grew more confident by the minute that I would capture the dancing Northern Lights at least once during my stay in Yellowknife. A late night tour on Saturday to the outskirts of Yellowknife in – 19 C (which turned out to be – 29 C with the wind chill) was all worth it. I captured some great images. The one I am sharing tonight is straight out of the camera without any enhancement or alteration. The lights were amazing, and based on these results I know in my heart that I have to return to this northern community in the future.
The arts community here is vibrant and enthusiastic. Members of all ages gather to exchange ideas, learn and explore. Tomorrow will be my last day to explore the town and wrap up the Kantha class. Here are a just a few images of what happened in the classroom.
I have many photos to sort before I can post more about the Aurora Borealis tour and excursions around the city. Thanks to Minnie and Marjory I have seen more than the usual tourist gets to explore – a tour of the Legislature and the Prince of Wales Museum are on the agenda for my last day… Can’t wait!