Color and design are built on a foundation lovingly provided by my ancestors but the essence of each band and story travels through me as it is woven.
Aho and good morning my friends. A memory and a vision danced through me the other week so I was inspired, along with a nudge from Grady to make this latest beaded hat band. It is 23 1/2 inches long so it fits a rather large hat and an inch wide. The blackbird on the… Continue reading Dancing blackbird
Seeking Solitude is a deliberate choice. A quiet space or place where one can feel free to savor moments of quiet reflection. To meditate with firm intention. To change old habits with mindful thinking. To recharge your energy. Uplift your mind, body and spirit. Reawaken familiar yearnings. A place within where thoughts are free to […]… Continue reading Lovely post from Grady
Hello my friends and aho! This beaded hat band is a departure from my recent story bands. Lately Ive been fixated on spirit, medicine and thunder birds on the front. The great Mystery and the energy have been on the sides with the magic and medicine radiating to the bird and to the back where… Continue reading Mystery, front and center
Love, Love, Love ….. It really is all we need. To love and be loved, starting with ourselves. It is all about Balance… once that inner calm is achieved, spirit is then free to do what it came to do. The purpose is to find Balance – with Balance comes Harmony – […] via All we… Continue reading All we need is Love — Searching for Grady
Hat band with a story. Energy, strength, stars and thunder bird medicine.
The thunder bird is strong and balance with Sun and moon energy along with bright stars sending their medicine across time
We also believed her message was one of sacrifice for your clan and protector in dreamland
Aho fellow travelers. Years ago I use to bead a spider mother on a bracelet. The spider mother is very important to our culture and deserves to be honored, the same as everything else in our universe. I was inspired to change the design a bit and place her on a hat band as well… Continue reading Spiders and Turtles and Stars
Aho my friends. A while back I showed you a picture of ornaments that were blank and not raku fired yet. I finally fired 187 of them and they are now ready to ship. These are for the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, AZ. If you`re in the area, stop in and see… Continue reading Playing with fire
Aho my friends. It`s been two weeks ago now we had an art sale at the Tucson Museum of art. I had my bead work there and my wife had her pottery. Her pottery sells pretty well and I usually sell some bracelets and a hat band or two. Anyway, we were next to a… Continue reading Potraiture
Aho my friends. The moon is about to go away and come back again. Everything, it appears, has a beginning an end and a beginning again. We had a short wet winter and have had a long dry spring. Maybe we can have a short cool summer and a long warm autumn. As you know,… Continue reading End of a moon. Circle goes on.
Aho my friends. I went out the other day to post office. I don`t go out very much, mostly because of the traffic and the hordes of rushing people everywhere. What I noticed was the lack of hats. I remember when I was young, men wore hats. The baseball cap was just coming into fashion… Continue reading Hats and Bands
Aho to all my friends out there. The other day while I was sanding my little clay ornaments for an order and listening to the birds. I often listen to the birds talk to each other and try to understand. As I was saying, while sanding and making plumes of dust I heard this one bird… Continue reading Whistles while you work
There are many thing that I`m not sure I like. First thing is noise. I have come to the conclusion finally that we are a noisy species. Growing up we were taught to be invisible. Do not draw attention to yourself and you will make it to be an elder. So, I am now an… Continue reading Not sure I like this
My ancestors and possibly yours considered north America to be turtle island. The story around it contains many animals, a turtle and an otter. There are many different turtles depicted among indigenous people. Ours is generally round with clan symbols on the shell and proportional legs and head. The one depicted here is a Sioux Turtle… Continue reading Turtle and stars