A Day at Sea: Heading for Greenland
Updated: Mar 15, 2020
The Northwest Passage Day 12
“Keep your face in the sun and you’ll never see the shadows.” Helen Keller
Today we head for Greenland. It's a day to kick back and relax. I signed up for a beading workshop given by Susie, one of our Inuit staff and a carving workshop, given by another Inuit staff, Derek.
The only other carving I've done is using soapstone from Ennis, Montana, which is quite soft, soft enough to carve with a knife. The soapstone Derek supplied was extremely hard, requiring a file and a good deal of arm muscle. I didn't get far.
This carving, however, is something I bought from an Inuit artist. Having tried my hand at carving, I can appreciate the creativity and work that went into it.
I did much better beading. Susie has many talents, beading is just one of them. She is also a great teacher. She showed us how to bead a daisy pattern. I was much more successful at this. The beads were very tiny.