There are photos of my grandmother's grandparents, and her cousin (whom the book is about). The book was borrowed and I did return it to Dad, it's time for me to order one to keep.
My grandmothers cousin was raised by their grandparents, he is shown standing on the left
Many of the pieces I smith are from sweet memories of my grandmother. She was "salt of the earth" and so loved by everyone in the family. (I miss you Grandma) She was definitely my constant mother figure. She wore lots of chunky thick silver cuffs and necklaces. (I'll try to find some photos of her to post)She took great care of my cousins and she never let us leave the house without being fed.
This lead me to think about making this piece. (I had something else in mind when I started and then I changed my mind) and as I worked with it my past in all its pieces and flashes came back and it felt right to make this for my shop.
Religion and politics are 2 subjects that can turn into a frenzy of opinions of fire and ice like no other.
I keep my religious beliefs private and am a very open-minded person.
With this mingling of the past, the reservations of the Dakota/Lakota Nations, and this part of my past (and all its mysteries I still yearn to unreel) I offer this
it's got a surprise on the inside
She's 22 1'2 " long in all. Her chain is 20 1/2 "
(this does not include the heart charm that trails down the back of the clasp)
She's adorned with Red Jasper and Blue Turquoise.
These are my Cactus Bloom Earrings
Lots of etching and more pieces to come. I've enjoyed 2 nights of swimming (water aerobics) and despite the icky air its been a fun, colorful, productive week.
We all have fascinating pasts. It's a blessing to be able to integrate some of mine into art.
Jodi's brownies, we're expecting more t-storms- or maybe banana bread?
Hope everyone is safe and dry!