North north north + love love love

May 11th, 2014

 

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I’ve just returned from a week in the north. There was so much light, I couldn’t bear to sleep and miss any moment of the glorious sun. Everything about it was incredible.

Post-picnic and bald eagle sighting near Miles Canyon in Whitehorse.

Post-picnic and bald eagle sighting near Miles Canyon in Whitehorse.

To mark the 10th year of The Love Lettering Project, I collaborated with DreamCatcher Mentoring for a three-city tour of Canada’s North. Supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts, I invited high school students and teachers to write and create love letters to the places they live and anonymously distribute them throughout their communities. As a long-term DCM mentor, I also shared my experiences as a community engagement artist and writer. So! Much! Fun!

More about the three cities here: YellowknifeWhitehorse and Fort Smith.

Love lettering at the Rah Rah Gallery at the Brave New Words finale.

Love lettering at the Rah Rah Gallery at the Brave New Words finale.