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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Friendship, Food & Fun at the family home of Dawning Pollen Shorty in Taos, New Mexico

                                         Save 15% - Summer Magic Sale continues!
Use coupon code "SUMMERMAGIC15" at Checkout

      any item in the FAIRY GARDEN & NIGHT LIGHTS / LUMINARY sections of my shop
     Click on the 'SHOP' button above to visit my Etsy Shop
     Offer good until August 31, 2013

What's New In the Studio?
  I Venture Outside of the Studio for New Inspirations
 
  Continuing My Celebration of 
Pueblo Indian Art & Culture
with 3 Generations of Taos Potters

We went to the home of Dawning Pollen Shorty's parents, located close to the Taos Pueblo, to fire our micaceous clay creations. Her parents, Bernadette Track and Robert Shorty, along with her aunt Soge, grandmother Jeri, and some cousins were all there when we arrived. We were welcomed with hugs and the aromatic scent of pinto beans being cooked in a well-used micaceous bean pot made Pollen's mother, Bernadette. As our pots were firing, we feasted on pinto beans, homemade 'fry bread' & jam,  homemade herbal tea, watermelon,  freshly baked cinnamon buns and strawberry rhubarb pie. We sat in the yard surrounding the firing pit and on the porch, feasting and visiting with Pollen and her family.

 By the end of the day, I felt as though I had just spent the day with long lost family. 

A most beautifully spent day!

Pollen with her 97 year old grandmother, Jeri Track

Absolutely delicious beans, jam & frybread

We learned that Bernadette had also been a model for Navaho Artist, R.C. Gorman
       She entertained us by demonstrating a few of the poses that she had done as a  model for Gorman
Bernadette in one of Gorman's famed paintings


Cradleboard with beaded baby Moccasins
Sculptures by Robert Shorty (Pollen's Dad)

   Coming Soon - More adventures in Santa Fe, Taos Pueblo, & Santa Domingo Pueblo
I love to play with many different materials and experiment with new techniques.
                                  Currently, my favorite materials to work with are clay, glass, and metal.

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Have a Terrific Day!
Cindi



               
                                 






Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fairy Garden / Fairy House Sale

Save 15%
Summer Magic Sale!
                                                   Any Item in the
             FAIRY GARDEN & NIGHT LIGHTS / LUMINARY sections of my shop
                    Click on the 'SHOP' button above to visit my Etsy Shop
                                      Offer good until August 31, 2013
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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Etsy Treasuries

What's new in the Studio this week?

In celebration of the bounty of COLORS that I 'found' on my recent trip to New Mexico, you will receive 15% off any Item you find when searching "BLUE" or PURPLE or VIOLET" in my shops search box. Use coupon code "ROYGBIVBLUPURP15" to receive your discount at
  Blue/Purple sale expires August 15, 2013.
 I'm rallying support to other ETSY artisans and shops this week.
~Today's Treasuries~
Food Torture! 
"some of them look old & rusty...oh my!", says the sadistic cook as she reaches for her 1st victim.
Vintage kitchen tools, gadgets, and contraptions

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pretty in Peacock @ In the Shade of the Sycamore Tree

What's new in the Studio this week?

In celebration of the bounty of COLORS that I 'found' on my recent trip to New Mexico, you will receive 15% off any Item you find when searching "BLUE" or PURPLE or VIOLET" in my shops search box. Use coupon code "ROYGBIVBLUPURP15" to receive your discount at
  Blue/Purple sale expires August 15, 2013.

 I'm rallying support to other ETSY artisans and shops this week.
Today's Treasury 
Celebrates my Favorite 'Color' - Peacock!
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Monday, August 5, 2013

What's new in the Studio this week?

In celebration of the bounty of COLORS that I 'found' on my recent trip to New Mexico, you will receive 15% off any Item you find when searching "BLUE" or PURPLE or VIOLET" in my shops search box. Use coupon code "ROYGBIVBLUPURP15" to receive your discount at

  Blue/Purple sale expires August 15, 2013.
 
 I'm rallying support to other ETSY artisans and shops this week.
Check out these great collections of wonderful gifts and "must have's".



  
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