Dixie Jenny Thompson

Region: 
Beaufort Delta
Community: 
Fort McPherson
Primary Art Type: 
Artist Bio: 

Hello Everyone, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Jenny Thompson and I am an Inuvialuit Indigenous from the Beaufort Delta Region. My Inuvialuit name is Aranaqtuq, which was passed down to me from my Aga.

I was named after 3 strong and amazing women and I know that I carry a piece of them with me in my everyday life. One thing my Aga passed down to me was beading and the art of creating beautiful pieces. She made amazing traditional items and I only ever hope to be as good as she was.

Although I never got to bead with her as I was young when she passed, I feel her with me when I bead. It’s a sense of calm both my grandmothers gave me when I was around them. I have been beading since 2019 and slowly building my own jewelry business. For me, beading is healing and when I fell connected to my culture. I bead to express myself through art. I love creating with my hands and creating pieces for the people I love. 

You can find me on Facebook or Instagram under Beaded Little Things. Please go give me a follow and see what I have available. 

 

Last Updated: June 10, 2024

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