Arctic Walk

I met some writers and artists from the Young Alberta Book Society a couple of weeks ago. We brought sketchbooks to the Royal Alberta Museum's Arctic Show.

I love Inuit artist Irene Avaalaaqiaq's wall hangings, both for the design and the content. She uses bold shapes and bright colors to depict fantastic creatures, she says, from the time "when animals used to talk like human beings."

Here's what I drew in my sketchbook, after Irene Avaalaaqiaq: