Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sac and Fox Pow Wow: August, 2009

Grand Entry
Last week end, my son, Patrick, and I traveled to Powhattan, Kansas to participate in the annual Sac and Fox Pow Wow. This was the second year that we have been among the vendors at this event. At one point, it was uncertain as to whether or not the tribe would have a Pow Wow this year due to some financial considerations.

However, thanks to Pow Wow committe, it was determined that the event would be held. While it was not as big as last year's event as the delay in setting a date cut into promotion time, we had a wonderful time and it was good to see old friends and make new ones. While I never get much time to take photos at these events, I always manage a few.

Jingle Dress From Front

Back View of Jingle Dress

Drummers Take A Break
Color in Motion

Never To Young To Select Your Own Jewelry!
Jewelry Trays and Display
Patrick Assists a Customer
Patrick is always on the look out for something different to amuse the children. This year's featured item is wooden frogs that make frog sounds. Both the children and adults loved them.
A Very Young Jingle Dancer Off To Spend Her Money
I'm Dancer 322. Vote For Me!

Patrick met a local photographer who took around 200 photos at this event. The next day, he showed up with a cd of his work. As is frequently done at Pow Wows, he and Patrick worked out a trade....he selected one of Patrick's native embroidered baseball caps and Patrick got a copy of his photos. I haven't had a chance to view the cd as yet, but know there will be many great photos on it. I will select some of them to share with you at a later date.


PussDaddy said...

Hee hee hee, that littl girl is just adorable. I just got back from Kentucky-visiting my family. Didn't you mention another Pow Wow coming up here in Omaha? Did I miss it?


PussDaddy said...

I actually recognize the guy in the yellow! He does kinda stand out, though.


GemmaJoy said...

dancer 322 is too adorable