Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Weekend of Healing

I spent a wonderful weekend with friends and positive energy while I participated as Storyteller, teacher and vendor at the Dancing Moccasins Pow Wow here in Frisco , North Carolina.  Frisco Native American Museum has been energizing the spring every year for the last 12 years with  this Pow Wow. I have missed the last 3 years because of John's illness and then passing one year ago today.  I just didn't know how much.

We had an amazing new dance circle , which my daughter Larisa (aka Beaver ) spent most of the weekend dancing in with all of the other wonderful dancers that traveled near and far to be there.  A Pow Wow is a gathering to honor the Creator and Mother Earth and share fellowship among each other.  We wear colorful regalias (not costumes) that many times have been passed down from our ancestors. Each has a meaning and purpose.  I am part Cherokee , My great great grandfather coming from the Eastern Band Cherokee on the Tennessee/North Carolina Border.  and my children are half Taino as their grandparents from Puerto Rico were descended from the first nation to encounter the European .   So their vast history is very important to them.

I taught children how to make Personal Pouches ( PC term for Medicine bags) and had a wonderful time doing it ...each child was allowed to pick a shell from a vast collection for their treasure to put in their bag.
I also did Storytelling of stories I wrote over the last 20 years.  The kids were so anxious to learn, there were many other classes available soapstone carving, feather painting, primitive weapons, weaving and more.I also sold my jewelry and leather bags and rocks specimens.

But best of all the energy that surrounded us despite the threatening rain which eventually gave up was so healing for those of suffering from broken hearts and souls.

 But I felt my Hubby there saying you belong here, you love this as you loved me and let it heal you as you need to be.  I know you will never forget me ever.   I had my moments especially yesterday at 1:11 pm and again today as cards came in the mail, or phone calls.

I am stronger than I have been in awhile and will go forward as I need to , looking towards the farmer market and art events this summer.

Have a Blessed day and enjoy a few of the photos of me and the things I was doing this weekend

I am wearing a traditional shirt called a ribbon shirt which has a matching skirt for dancing when I am in full regalia. The next picture is of my daughter at our booth in her regalia, then pictures of some of the dancers.
The last pic is of one my tables with some of my jewelry and beadwork. 

SAQA Regional Meeting April 11th

 This event took place on April 11, 2010 I am sharing again because there were some amazing artists there.

On April 11th in the wonderful town of Rocky Mount , North Carolina 13 women who some of us have never met gathered in a church hall to share our lives and our love of Art Quilts.  Painting with fabrics and all mediums possible to create Art Quilts is what connects us and makes us the glorious artists we are.

I have been to regular art museums all of my life and galleries but there is just something about being in a room and seeing the vast variety of Art Quilts created , then to put the face and soul with it at the same time is a experience there are no words to explain.  The women who I can now call friends are walking a path of art each their own and I saw many ways to create and enjoy all the things , from hand stitching, to beads, paint, recycled objects and much more. Themes from beautiful faces, to nature to watercolors turned into art quilts One of the Artist husband reads to her as she creates. Some gather in groups  and support each other in their endeavors, others like me work individually which sometimes leads to frustration because we don't have someone who will help us when we find ourselves stumped or unsure of how to progress in our art. 

I taught and shared a technique I developed PAS talked about in the previous post and all loved the possibilities of it.

We then went to lunch at the Imperial Art Center a block away and if you have never visited this museum , please do it is an amazing building that used to be a tobacco factory that now serves as a beautiful well executed art museum.   The large rooms are spacious and allows you to enjoy the art from afar and near.

I am anxiously waiting to see what they have done with what I taught them. 

Fabric is just not for Bed Quilts and clothes anymore....create your Art Quilts today.

Why I create (my new name Lorri Lee Glennon)

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Hobbsville, North Carolina, United States
Having been a artist literally all my life, I love color and dimension.I learned to sew at age 10 , by age 13 started a stuffed animal business, which grew into a collectable Teddy Bear Business for 15 + years. I opened my own bead store specializing in Spontaneous Creation classes and love to teach everyone they could be creative and open the door to their imagination.I recently returned to one of my favorite art forms taking photographs my father gave me my first camera when I was a child and I have loved photography ever since. I took professional family portraits and weddings for the first 5 years living in the Outer Banks, I am now shooting Family portraits again and sharing my love of the Outer Banks through my blogs. Be creative, walk in faith and never give up....It all happens in God's time