The story from our grandfather or any elder in our clan was that the sky is set on fire by the fire bird, little brother of the thunder bird. The fire bird watches over the night.
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. 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
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
My newest endeavor is a jump back in time. Many years ago I did some bead weaving on a little loom. Mostly just odd patterns and colors. There are tons of bead weavers out there so another one will make little difference. I remember though, that growing up there were stories related to almost everything.… Continue reading Everything tells a story