Thank you, Mose Alison.
Rest In Peace
|Survivor Tree flourishing at Ground Zero |
photo by Jin Lee
|Photo by Elizabeth Anne Petty|
|Rodelinde Albrecht and Matilda Asch|
|"Spirit Down to Matter" totem by J. Spies|
Just completed totem for my Incantation and Song Magic workshop to represent: Wampus (Body), Pukwudgie (Heart), Horned Serpent (Mind), and Thunderbird (Soul)
|"incantation totem house" - j. spies|
Building an incantation house for upcoming workshop makes me think that function follows form. Adding birch mask creates new dimensions to explore with group.
This old print from my Art Cart work is perfect for the roof. How does the Ilvormorny school take into account Native American culture?
|"Shar-I-Tar-ish, A Pawnee Chief" |
from Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
|ancient horned serpent|
|Hogwarts Classroom = Bascom Lodge?|
|( Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call; Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)|
"Once in our lives we ought to concentrate our minds upon the Remembered Earth. We ought to give ourselves up to a particular landscape in our experience, to look at it from as many angles as we can, to wonder about it, to dwell upon it. We ought to imagine that we touch it with our hands at every season and listen to the sounds that are made upon it. We ought to imagine the creatures there and all the faintest motions of the wind. We ought to recollect the glare of noon and all the colors of the dawn and dusk."
-- N. Scott Momaday (from the movie Remembered Earth)
We won't meet at dawn, but at 10 a.m. the next few Mondays to 'concentrate our minds on the Remembered Earth.'How intimately I knew the ants' hillocks of soft grey earth and the feel of the sidewalk'sstubbly concrete where I grew up. I yearn to take the time to wonder about and dwell upon (live in) the elements around me today and 'all the colors of the dawn and dusk.'
| a dancer warming up for dance, dream and doodle|
wearing my Earthdance mask
The first session of Dance, Dream and Doodle on June 6th moved outdoors into the sunshine.
|Barbara Allen of Stockbridge Library's Museum and Archives|
holds newly made gift from Stockbridge Indians
|peace pipe gift from Stockbridge Indians|
~>Native Languages and Mohican Culture
( image credit ~ Amy Cavenaile/The Washington Post; iStock)
"Looking into something with clarity and precision, seeing each component as distinct and separate, and piercing all the way through so as to perceive the most fundamental reality of that thing"Sharon Salzberg urges us to choose the 'peaceful wolf' through practicing mindfulness:
Looking forward to being in this show and sharing the voices of some of the artists I work with at Berkshire Healthcare settings through the Art Cart program.