Monday, 30 April 2018

Z is for Zunoqua ...




Zunoqua of the Cat Village ... an art work by Emily Carr, see K for Klee Wyck post ...

 
Emily Carr's
'Zunoqua of the Cat Village'
... Emily became 'bewitched' by D'Sonoqua and searched out this "Wild Woman of the Woods" ... usually finding her in the dead bole of a tall full cedar ... this D'Sonoqua ... alive as the depth and charm of the whole forest ...


Emily writes: 


'There we were D'Sonoqua, the cats and I - the woman who only a few moments ago had forced herself to come behind the houses in trembling fear of the "wild woman of the woods" - wild in the sense that forest-creatures are wild - shy, untouchable.'


c/o World Atlas


Emily had sat down to sketch ... when 'cats galore' came out of the trees ... purring furiously while rubbing and going on about her feet ...



This ends my rather eclectic take on things Canada ...



While Emily's Zunoqua inspired zee end and my Z post ... from Aspects by a British 'girl' in Canada ... 





Vancouver Art Gallery: Modernism and Late Totems (1927 - 1932) give some detailed information on Emily's work during this time.


Klee Wyck ("Laughing One") as Emily was known by the Native people: I wrote about in my K post ...


Zee end ... I do have quite a lot more relative to my A-Z posts to put up at some stage ... so may do a 'zummary post' in due course ...


Hilary Melton-Butcher
Positive Letters Inspirational Stories

38 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cats thought she had something to eat.
Congratulations on finishing the Challenge!

Kali Delamagente said...

You made it--congrats! A to Z of Canada and I loved every one of them.

Elephant's Child said...

Huge congratulations on finishing a challenge I am too wimpy to even contemplate. And I loved each and every one of your posts.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Here it is, the letter Zed
we made it here, we are not dead
from 'Alphabetanibious Flats';
me with peace and you with cats!
Hooorrraaahhh... &*>
YAM xx

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ Alex - thanks so much ... not so sure ... just feral cats - I need to read some of her books ... but yes I finished.

@ Jacqui - thanks .. it was interesting - I thought I was going to be boring to start with - then things started to slot in ... and I've thoroughly enjoyed it ...

@ EC - surprisingly it's easy - but the commenting and keeping up can be tricky ... thankfully I've always enjoyed it ...

@ Yamini - I like your phrase (which I will need to copy over!)'Alphabetanibious Flats' ... has let us finish with a quite purring peace ..

Cheers to you all - thanks for being with me along this year's A-Z - Hilary

Bob Scotney said...

Great series and a marvellous finish to A-Z. Well don Hilary.

Sue Bursztynski said...

Well done for gettin* through and finding a thing Canadian for every letter. I’ve learned a lot about Canada in the last month!

Kim Blades said...

Hi Hilary. I have really enjoyed your eclectic but very interesting posts on Canada. I have learnt a lot about a stunningly beautiful country. Kim

Susan Scott said...

Lovely Hilary - and zounds, what a lovely way to finish! So enjoyed your posts thanks you so much!

Anabel Marsh said...

Congratulations on reaching Z! Another successful challenge.

Keith's Ramblings said...

A great Z to end an informative and entertaining month. Thank you Hilary.


A-Z of My Friend Rosey!

Lynn said...

A lovely ending, too! Love the imagery of this story.

Well done, my friend!

Deborah Barker said...

What a lovely way to end the A-Z Hilary - I enjoyed that story. My staying power has not been as great as yours unfortunately but I made it to the end - even if I did cheat a little ha ha! If I attempted the A-Z I expect I'd only get to D or maybe E before I lapsed. Once again, I am impressed :-)

Jz said...

Striking artwork!
And a nice little circular, "wrappy-uppy" kind of end to A-Z.

Care to join me in a "We Made It!!" happy dance?

Rhodesia said...

Well done, an interesting challenge from you and I now know more about Canada than I have even thought about previously. Take care Diane

Jo said...

A plethora of cats makes me think of Greece where cats abound. For instance in an open air restaurant they are all round you feet.

Congrats on finishing Hilary.

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

Well done on finding a Z - always one of the hardest letters.
Your posts have been great :)
Thanks for all the visits you made to my blog.
Best wishes,
Tasha
Tasha's Thinkings - Movie Monsters

Deborah Weber said...

What a purr-fect ending for your series Hilary, one in which I, as always, learned a great deal. Thank you!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ Bob - thanks ... I enjoyed your river ones ... stunning views of England ...

@ Sue - I've enjoyed myself ... thought at one stage it might be really boring ...i.e I'd make it boring - then realised I could change it up a little ...

@ Kim - yes I learnt an awful lot too - it does look amazing and I hope I can see quite a lot of it ...

@ Susan - delighted you enjoyed the posts - yes Emily seemed a good choice ...

@ Anabel - I'm pleased to say it does sound like the posts passed muster ...

@ Keith - pleasure ... glad you enjoyed the informative and entertaining month here ...

@ Lynn - Emily was an interesting artist ... especially having started out as a writer, before honing in on her style of art ...

@ Deborah - Emily's travels and intrepidness by journeying into the interior to explore her art has given us some incredible examples and insight into early 20th BC. I get myself vaguely organised and then the A-Z seems to run happily on!

@ Jz - yes I'll do a happy dance with you ... and I'm glad I was able to iphone a picture for this post ... and tie the A-Z up ...

@ Diane - well I do too ... I surprised myself at how much I was able to write up about ...

@ Jo - yes I guess there must be lots of feral cats in the woods - well certainly then; I haven't spent that much time in Greece, so don't remember the cats around - but I'm sure the same applies ... they seem to roam the Mediterranean streets ...

@ Tasha - I was lucky Z was sitting there waiting for me ... so glad you've enjoyed the posts ... and I enjoyed your monster pics ...

@ Deborah - thanks ... seemed to be a good ending - the artwork is quite extraordinary ... delighted you enjoyed the learning curve ...

Thanks everyone so much - I enjoyed my tales of Canada - and am delighted you have done too ... here's to some sleep and relaxation during the coming week! Cheers Hilary

Sherry Ellis said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge. Well done!

diedre Knight said...

Hi Hilary!

What a delightful story! I love cats and everything to do with them ;-) Zunoqua is a perfect a perfect Z topic. Congratulations and thank you for daily A -Z doses of inspiration!

Evelyne Holingue said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge, Hilary and thank you again for your kind visits while we both plowed our way through the alphabet.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

My first visit to your A to Z theme. You've caught my interest, most definitely to read more. :-)
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Out on the prairie said...

this has been a lot of fun, love the painting

Emily Bloomquist said...

Excellent to end with Emily and the cat village. I am sitting with my cats now...

Congratulations, Hilary, on a wonderful A to Z! I hope you enjoyed learning about your new home as much as I did. I look forward to learning more about Canada through you.

Emily In Ecuador

Sue said...

I really like Emily's artwork that you shared. Great choice for your post!

Liz A. said...

Those cats are up to something...

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I really enjoyed your posts, Hillary, and learned a lot from your A to Z challenge.

Marcy said...

Congratulations on a successful challenge, and once again coming up with a post where I can learn something new! I have enjoyed learning more about my neighbor, Canada, and feel inspired to study her even more. Thank you, Hillary!

Nilanjana Bose said...

Oh, so glad it's not Zee complete end - looking forward to the Zummary post! Congrats, Hilary,on reaching the finishing line with such panache and on a super awesome A-Z series, as always!

Ciao,
Nila.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ Sherry - thanks so much ... you too finished the 2018 one ...

@ Diedre - that's great ... couldn't not put Zunoqua in could I - so delighted it has your total 'cat' approval! Thanks so much ... it's been fun ...

@ Evelyne - thanks so much: your theme was great fun and very different ...

@ Su-sieee - that's great ... look forward to seeing you here and round about as we continue blogging ...

@ Steve - so good ... delighted you enjoyed the posts ... Emily's art is interesting, so I'll look forward to writing another post on her ...

@ Emily - oh how lovely that your cats are with you ... and yes, I've enjoyed writing up my posts about Canada - it's been a good learning curve ...

@ Sue - great ... I'm happy you've enjoyed seeing a few of her works ...

@ Liz - I'm sure they're keeping a watchful eye ...

@ Arleen - thanks so much ... I'm just glad they seemed to suit this year ...

@ Marcy - glad I've helped you appreciate your neighbour, I've learnt so much ... and then enjoyed the learning and new subjects I've come across - which leads on to more interesting things to check out, or read etc ...

@ Nila - I have quite a lot of other things to write up ... probably more than one post - but am so pleased the posts passed muster. Your series is quite extraordinary and this year I will be back to listen to the music, and read more ...

Thanks so much to you all - good to see you and congratulations to each of you on finishing the 2018 A-Z - cheers Hilary

cleemckenzie said...

What a great trip about Canada with fresh eyes. Wonderful theme, Hilary. And many cheers for staying the course from A to Z. Of course, I never doubted that you'd cross the finish line.

David Gascoigne said...

It's encouraging to see how the work of the Group of Seven and their close associates has increased in both appreciation and monetary value in recent years. One of their greatest champions is Steve Martin, the American comedian and actor. One of my friends has an original A.Y. Jackson and I suspect that when he acquired it many, many years ago, its value was probably only a few hundred dollars. I wouldn't even want to hazard a guess at its worth today.

DMS said...

Congratulations on finishing the A-Z. Wow! Lots of work for sure. :) Thanks for sharing your Z post and Emily's artwork.
~Jess

Sarah Zama said...

Hi Hilary. Jeez! I'm so behind in reading blogs. The last couple of weeks int he challange I just had to forsake trying to return comments because writng my posts had simply become too demanding, but I really have to thank you for your support, it means a lot to me.
And congratulation on concluding your challange. I had no doubt ;-)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ Lee - thanks so much ... just glad you enjoyed 'my take' on Canada: I learnt so much too - and am still learning!

@ David - having just read up a little about the Group of Seven - I see they were based in Ontario ... and were all men!! Interesting about Steve Martin's support - while your friend I guess must consider his choice of an original by A.Y. Jackson as an excellent purchase ...

@ Jess - thanks ... in some ways funnily enough this was relatively easy as there was no prior knowledge - so could only write on what I found ... and things I wanted to include - made writing things up simpler! But thanks ... and so glad you, as an illustrator, enjoy Emily's art work ...

@ Sarah - well your posts were outstanding - and I'll be reading them all again ... as there is so much history there - quite amazing ... I need to assimilate all the different sub-sections of the Federation's development ...

So pleased I was able to come by and comment - the posts are so worth it ...

Cheers to you all - and congratulations to all finishers of the A-Z ... I've enjoyed my Canadian foray ... cheers Hilary

Claire Noland said...

Great ending for a great month of posts! So glad I "discovered" you.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Claire - so good of you to drop by with your lovely comment - it's great been meeting you too ... see you in the months ahead ... cheers Hilary