Connections. They are all around us. It's the a-ha moment you have when you realize things are just right and what brought you there.
The internet is a perfect connection. It's funny how you reach out to someone halfway across the world, only to find out that their cousin, mother or best friend just happens to be your next door neighbour.
I had a recent a-ha moment. The Dot2doT concept and logo came about in University for my thesis project. What a great process that was to spend that amount of time on a project and then be able to show it in a gallery among your peers (hmmm, that's what a REAL artist does, isn't it?) anyway, why did I choose dots? why did I choose a clothing line to express myself? I wasn't sure myself.
My grandma passed away 7 years ago. We were very close and I still miss her terribly. I still rush to the phone to call her. This Christmas, my aunt gave me a wonderful present - A quilt made from grandma's clothing. Each square of material brings me back and I can see her - in the kitchen cooking big family meals, in her big green chair falling asleep before her show even ended or having her early morning coffee while looking out over the Idaho mountains. In looking at her clothes - there are many many dots. Funny. When I realized that, I felt her here with me once again and knew we were connected in a way that noone can explain.
Now that Dot2doT is here again, I can have fun with it. I hope this blog will connect the Northern artists of Yellowknife to first of all my friends and family, other bloggers, then hopefully the world. The talent that exists is always amazing to me. I hope in this process I can find my way back to creating art - I loved sketching once upon a time - and connect me to others with the same passion.
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