Monday, February 3, 2014

Creativity Abounds!

One of the most inspiring things that I have witnessed here in Baker Lake is the amount of creativity that lives here. Even when traveling throughout the territory, you would be hard-pressed to not notice the beautiful arts, crafts, clothing and more that are created here. In Iqaluit, it is common to be sitting down for dinner and local artists approach your table with prints or carvings for sale.

Baker doesn't have restaurants per se, so people here tend to use Facebook to sell their wares unless there is a community event. Just before Christmas, there was a community craft sale where people came out with all sorts of homemade items that we oooh'd and aaah'd over. I ended up buying a knitted hat, but many of my colleagues walked away with ivory jewelery, knitted wares, traditional prints and more.


There is something to be said about not only supporting your community, but supporting the artist who worked so hard to make the items they so proudly showcased.

 
-L

2 comments:

  1. that's awesome and I love love the hat :)

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  2. I looooove my hat! Pink, polka dots and a bow...3 of my favourite things! :)

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