Monthly Archives: September 2016

Difference makes us but….in the end we are all related

Difference makes us but… the end we are all related

Hello everyone!

How’s everyone doing? As I attended a Pow wow not too long ago, I feel fantabulous! I love Pow wows and I am sure you have seen some of my posts about them. The energy of the dancers and the drums, the atmosphere, the artists selling their beautiful products. I love it all! Different nations all unique but coming together to celebrate mother Earth, the music and traditions of the ancestors. And this made me think: are we all different or are we all the same? Well I think it is neither. I think, as the Etsy campaign says Difference Makes Us but! We are also all one. We all have a certain uniqueness but in the end we are all related. So inspired by the the motto of the campaign “celebrate all our un-similarities” I thought I would reflect on what makes me “me” and what do I identify with.

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Canadian Native art: Etsy is the place to go!

Canadian Native art: check out Etsy!

Hello all!

How’s everyone doing on this last weekend of summer? So today I thought I would discuss one of my favorite lighter topic: Etsy and its wonderful artists! For those not familiar with Etsy, where have you been! Just kidding… Etsy is a wonderful platform, a website where individual artists can sell their handmade products. Each of them unique and one of a kind pieces. I buy a lot from Etsy, might it be sage sticks, jewelry, dreamcatchers, purses, you name it. And every time I wear my Etsy products, I get stopped by people and get compliments on them. If you like to buy directly from the artist (which I am all about, hence why I buy most of my stuff on Etsy or directly from the artists at Pow wows or Native fairs), this is for you. So let’s look at some wonderful Canadian Native art or Etsy’s Made in Canada products 🙂

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Pendleton bag: an exquisite and personalized find on Etsy

Pendleton bag: an exquisite and personalized find on Etsy

Product: a gorgeous bagPendleton bag

Where: TheLewisKingsleyCo shop on Etsy

Materials: Pendleton wool blanket fabric, reclaimed leather belt, leather, magnetic snap button

Price: $85 US or $112 CAN

Rating: 5 stars +++


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