Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NEW SHOP ITEM>>> "Gifts From This Earth" Native Foods Notecards Set

     In addition to all the academic work and writing I do, I often feel the need to balance the serious, analytical side of me with some creativity.  I foster this side of myself in different ways with cooking, poetry, beadwork, acrylic painting, or whatever strikes me.  One activity I have always loved but haven't always got the chance to nurture is photography.  I've changed that in the past few years and love to get outdoors and play with my camera, sometimes taking photography courses to learn new skills and perspectives.  Lately, I've taken to photographing food and have realized the simplistic beauty inherent in the very foods we eat.  Rarely do we take the time to admire the items in our grocery carts as what they are - beautiful gifts from this earth, manifestations of creation's reciprocal love for us.  It is amazing to think of all the colors, textures, flavors, and cellular constructs and how they sustain our bodies.

     My most recent creation takes inspiration from our relationship with these foods, from Native American traditional foods that have existed for centuries.  These photographs were taken last year while I was playing around with light, details, textures, and just admiring the beauty of the foods.  They have been edited from their original form, cleanly cropped from their backgrounds, and edited as a graphic.  I have printed them as a notecard set with blank insides, but they are available for individual matte photograph prints if you are interested.  Here are the included images: 1) Indian Corn  2) Haudenosaunee White Corn  3) Manoomin  4) Strawberries and Sage.  Although I don't partake in eating 5) Frybread because of its colonizing affiliations and the gluten, I've also listed a humorous greeting card on Etsy.

    Lastly, one final note.  I have added a "Shop" tab to the top of my webpage for items in my Etsy store.  I truly love writing this blog and sharing my journey.  I am thankful for my readers and the support I've been given.  If you are able, I ask for your continued support by shopping at my store for authentically Native American made artistry.  Thank you.

Here are the Etsy listing links:




https://www.etsy.com/listing/181497264/gifts-from-this-earth-notecard?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181497264/gifts-from-this-earth-notecard?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181497264/gifts-from-this-earth-notecard?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181497264/gifts-from-this-earth-notecard?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181497264/gifts-from-this-earth-notecard?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181509109/i-love-you-more-than-frybread-blank?

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