Friday, July 21, 2017

Métis Fear 276

Carrot of Shame.
Métis Fear 276: I worry about the shame of this badger.  Let go of those colonial messages little brother and find your place in the circle.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Creations for Continuity
I was very lucky to be able to take a class with Caroline Blechert from Creations for Continuity I was able to make two pairs of earrings and I learned how to work with porcupine quills.  I was struck again by the power of sitting with a group of women creating.  It was a wonderful morning and if you get a chance to do a workshop with her make sure to take it.

Métis Fear 275

Moose Moose (1999) by Richard Hunt, Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwagiulth) artist
Métis Fear 275: I fear that no one has stopped to give this moose directions to the gallery and he is too shy to ask.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Métis Fear 274

Métis Fear 274: I fear that I may have too many days like this.

Métis in the City realness

The concept of "realness" comes to me from drag culture.  It is the ability to pass for whatever you are trying for - chic business woman, fabulous unicorn etcetera.  I am trying to take more pictures of myself and appreciate all the lovely things I have in my life.  This morning I thought I was totally bringing the Métis in the City realness.  I have a fascinator with feathers, some buffalo earrings and a sealskin and metal necklace I made from bits of sealskin a friend gifted me.  What do you think?  Am I passing?  What is your Métis realness?

Being Mother Bear

"Being Mother Bear" - MacBerger 2017
Having children often pushes you out of your comfort zone.  I had one of those moments recently as I took Qrow and their friend to a group for LGBTQ teens.  It was a blessing at the end to see how happy they were to be in an accepting space where they did not have to feel judged, but it felt like a big leap for me as a parent.  I guess it makes things more real - plus I don't like new things anyway, but when I texted Joel he reminded me to be a "strong mother bear".