Well, it worked!! I WAS inspired by the beauty of Alaska!! I expect to be very busy at my drawing board working on the exclusive cruise project for the 2009 Stitching Cruise. Too early for hints, but think beautiful blue colors from aquamarine to midnite blue, luscious silks and overdyed threads…I can’t wait to get knee deep into this project!
My ulterior motive (to get my husband hooked on cruises) also worked! We signed up for another cruise, our choice of destinations, within the next four years. I loved the “serenity of the sea” part of the cruise experience (and the staff to attend to my every need is enticing too!) and my husband enjoyed the “being at one with nature” part of the cruise. Of course the incredible dining experience also played into our trip.
The glaciers, the wildlife, the wilderness, the heritage of Alaska are all fascinating. I was drawn to the native heritage and the Southeast Native art I found in the Saxman Village in Ketchikan. Southeast Native societies developed a sophisticated oral tradition and used totem poles, masks, canoes, and boxes to carve out visual documents to pass on their cultural and historical information. I will be featuring some of their storytelling figures as part of the cruise project book.
Meanwhile, back to work on the 20 other projects on my drawing board!
Hope you’ll visit the Stitch Ahoy Cruise site to learn more about the 2009 Stitching Cruise!
Posted on September 3rd, 2008 by Sue
Filed under: Stitch Ahoy Cruise