This is the right place to see what we’re up to.
Working with the South Whidbey Fire & EMS organization was truly a treat. This is a very special volunteer organization that serves the communities of South Whidbey Island and I am enormously proud to have been able to produce a series of videos to raise their visibility in the community and help the community say thank you back to them.
Some Holiday Antics from Nymbol and Troupe with special guest ‘Krampus.’
A very Happy Holiday Season to every Creature and Being both big and small.
We are so thankful to all of you for how you bring your own Magic to Nymbol’s World simply by believing.
Shot at Nymbol’s little home in Langley, Washington.
A Huge Thanks to George Henny and the lovely folks of Whidbey Telecom.
Thank you for playing along and being part of the fun.
Video, Sound and Editing by Caven Keith of Stone Knot Studio, also on Whidbey Island.
This would not be possible without him. A Special Thanks to Nicole Keith, who has graciously shared her husband with Nymbol’s troupe for the many, many hours it takes to make a stunning 5 minutes of video.
You FaerieWorlds fans will also notice that Krampus may bear a slight resemblance to ‘Wotan the Faerie Smasher’. I think they might be related.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
We are looking forward to a very exciting 2013, filled with even more adventures and many new friends.
Finally, to all those who we may now only hold in our hearts.
We will always remember your friendship, light, the joy you brought to our family and the world.
You are missed but never forgotten.
“Ebey’s Forever” is the working title of a potential documentary about Ebey’s Landing on Whidbey Island. There is good and compelling story material and the visuals can’t be beat, as you can see. The only problem is money, of course. If there is enough interest then this would be a wonderful project for the community of Whidbey Island to get behind.
“50 Years of Northern Light” is a documentary about Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska, that was released in 2011. The DVD is still for sale and the information from the old web site is being migrated over to this location. Use the Contact Page if you would like information on purchasing a DVD.
The Iñupiaq village of Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska, is the home of the Nunamiut, the inland eskimos. The Nunamiut were nomadic caribou hunters up until settling in a mountain pass in the Brooks Range in 1949. There are many elders who still remember the nomadic way of life and who have seen profound cultural changes in their village in just a few short years.
Anaktuvuk Pass was founded in 1949 by several Nunamiut families coming together with the best interests of their families in mind, making the Nunamiut one of the very last native populations of North America to settle into village life. The first building was a humble post office maintained by Homer Mekiana. In 1959 a church building was completed and dedicated as part of the Presbyterian church. While the building itself was initially central to the life of the village, as the importance of individual structures waned the importance of the church embodied by the building continued to grow. Fifty years later, in 2009, the village held a Jubilee celebration of the building and of their people and culture. This event in 2009 was much more significant than a rededication of a building. For people all across the North Slope it was a time to look at the past, consider the present, and prepare for the future.
Directed by Caven Keith, this documentary interviews many of the village elders who were involved in the founding of the original settlement, as well as speaking with newer generations who are rising up to carry on the traditions of their elders as they struggle to find identity in the face of change and the gradual loss of their language and traditions.
The story of Anaktuvuk Pass is unique to the Nunamiut, but at the same time the issues of culture and identity in the face of change are universal subjects that affect all people.