March 21, 2011

A Whimsical Tapestry for my Granddaughter, Jude

You may recall last November when I traveled to Churchill, Canada with my television crew to film the amazing polar bear migration.  It was an incredible experience and I learned a great deal about the difficulties polar bears are facing as the ice they travel upon is disappearing.  Churchill is located in the barren Arctic tundra and is very sparsely populated.  As you know, when traveling, I love to experience the local culture.  Churchill has some restaurants, some hotels, and a few stores.  When perusing the store called The Trading Post, which carries items made by fine native artists and artisans, I came across a collection of adorable little animals made out of caribou hides.  Studying these whimsical creatures, I instantly had a vision of a beautiful mural that would hang in my grandchild’s room.  I enlisted the help of my talented staff to execute my vision and was amazed at what they had created.  We even showed this project last week on my television show.