Friday, February 26, 2010

Fun Friday

I made you a tiny Inuksuk.... although when it has a shape resembling a human...it is called Innunguaq....




















The inuksuk is still a bit of a  mystery ...  it seems the information is sketchy on the actual meaning and use.. although it is thought they may have been used for navigation, as a point of reference, a marker for hunting grounds or as a food cache.

Here is Wik's explanation...."The word inuksuk means "something which acts for or performs the function of a person." The word comes from the morphemes inuk ("person") and -suk ("ersatz" or "substitute"). It is pronounced inutsuk in Nunavik and the southern part of Baffin Island (see Inuit phonology for the linguistic reasons). In many of the central Nunavut dialects, it has the etymologically related name inuksugaq (plural: inuksugait).





Despite the predominant English spelling as inukshuk, both the Government of Nunavut and the Government of Canada through Indian and Northern Affairs Canada are promoting the Inuit preferred spelling inuksuk."

Anyway..... I made you my version as a fun part of the Olympic week because it is the official logo of the games.... 

















He was just a tiny gaffer.... but, wow...did my bare fingers get cold trying to shape him!  and... because he was little ...and the sun is shining...... sadly...he is no longer...........

Have a good Friday!

10 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

A lovely little bit of silliness for the weekend ... hope it's a good one!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Have a good weekend too. Thanks for that explanation too.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Your little inukshuk was so cute even though he had a short life!
Love the your doll Tina too!

Hugs

Sandy said...

OH no...by now he has melted, ha.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Cute post! Love your little inuksuk! Have a great weekend! :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

I enjoyed learning about your little inuksuk, very cute.

I hope that you are having a great weekend and staying warm.

Hugs
Carolyn

Sophia said...

Ahhhhh, cute! You totally put a smile on my face tonight. :D

Hugs!

Serena said...

What interesting info....alas, we all have to depart this world some time...a pity it was sooner than later for your little Inuksuk ~ ;)

Maria said...

That is so cute ... a work of art, even though it was short lived. I have my glass one which goes with me everywhere I move.
Hope you had a good weekend. I had a wonderful day yesterday watching the last olympic events and the closing ceremony...spectacular! Horray for Canada!!

gunknitter said...

Hi ! Wonderful inuksuk ! I have been looking at Ol and thought about why cant the Canadian make their snowman like we do ! And now I got the answer. Interesting and fun.

You have done a brilliant job, and at the next Winter OL you surely get the job making all the snow sculpture there is :)) lol