It is starting to get cold in Canada, and as always happens on these fine, increasingly freezing mornings, I am faced with two options:
1. Huddle deeper into my wondrously fluffy duvet, ignoring work and classes (and the cat pawing at my head, desperate to be let out onto the balcony), or
2. Hopping up like a good Finn, pulling on my Laplander hat and heading off into the working world.
I don't need to say which option is more appealing. Today however, I am cheerful putting on my vintage Inuit coat and warm boots, as I have just recently discovered the drawings of Rachell Sumpter, an artist whose work exactly captures how I feel on these cold mornings.
I love Settle Down (top), because my old coat is similar in style to the ones worn by these femmes, but I am also curious about what their story is- in much the same way that I usually wonder about the lives of people I see on the subway, or pass on the street.
The picture below is my favourite... the idea of having a giant snowy dog to ride around the city on is too wonderful. Particularly if you get to wear embroidered, curly toed boots.
Waiting for Cassiopeia, another drawing, is such an intriguing mix of traditional and modern. I love how the women embrace and smoke in a modern Western style, yet wear traditional tribal garments.
On a side note, Sumpter's work was displayed last week at an exhibit entitled Frizzly Gur, and I must say that the attendees had cool taste in T-shirts...