Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I've been working all day getting files backed up so I can install a new computer. Gotta love a Mac. Even a semi-nerd like me can install one!
After this day I was truly pooped and needed a good laugh. I saw nothing funny until I read Sig's blog post today. I almost wet my pants. I'm not going to tell you what she wrote. You won't believe it! Only Sig!!!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Coop's friend Dave Speed was in town for three hours and took some photos at Indian Market. If you click on "slideshow" you'll see big photos. Number 18 is my beading hero Marcus Amerman. That's his photo on the left. I wish Dave had taken a photo of his beadwork. Of course the next time I see Marcus I won't recognize him. He looks totally different each time I see him. I think he is a chameleon! You can see more of his beadwork at RAINMAKER Native American Indian jewellery & art Bristol, UK.
Monday, August 24, 2009
And what is frybread you ask? It's a staple in the Indians' diet. It is absolutely delicious. They make "Navajo Tacos" which has meat (mainly mutton), green chile, lettuce, tomato and beans. Some people like it with honey on top. I like mine plain with a little salt. Here's a recipe if you want to try making it:
4 cups white flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
Combine all ingredients. Add about 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water and knead until dough is soft but not sticky. Shape dough into balls the size of a small peach. Shape into patties by hand; dough should be about l/2 inch thick. Make a small hole in the center of the round. Fry one at a time in about l inch of hot lard or shortening in a heavy pan. Brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I went to Indian Market yesterday and as usual I went into visual overload! I visited with Marcus Amerman who had several beautiful beaded bracelets. His beaded panel showing Wild Bill Hickok and the Indians in full regalia from the Wild West Show took second place in beadwork. It was a stunning piece.Best of Show winners: Navajo metalworkers Daryl and Rebecca Begay won for their silver concha belt, Return from the Long Walk, which also took top honors in the jewelry division. Best of Classification VIII - Bead Work & Quill Work: Jamie Okuma. Jamie has won several awards in the past including Best of Show with her beaded dolls. Last year she won top honors in Diverse Arts for a piece featuring about 11 beaded Indian cowboys leaning against a fence. Each cowboy was about 10" tall. It was fabulous! I found photos of a couple of the cowboys: Indian Cowboy & Cowboy 2.Beverly Moran showed several incredible traditional garments with lots of beadwork. She was wearing one and told me it weighed between 40 and 50 pounds. She had two delightful frames pieces with miniature beaded garments. Both were already sold.Sam Haozous is supposed to have photos on his Facebook page. You can also read his Twitter site as he tweets while walking around the market.Award winning photographer Ann Murdy has 10 pages of photos from 2008 Indian Market.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tomorrow and Sunday is Indian Market. I can't wait. I refuse to do any work those two days. I'm going to look at beautiful art work, especially the beadwork. I'm going to eat lots of fry bread. After that I may eat even more fry bread!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
I have no idea what to wear. The Santa Fe Opera is an open air opera house. There is a covering over the audience and the stage but it could get a wee bit cold tonight.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
How did/do people live without electricity?
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Now it's time for me to quit worrying about tweets and get back to work!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
My web sites will soon be down due to my server moving their data bank. Darned if the haven't changed the dates twice. Wouldn't you just know it would happen? As of now my sites will be down beginning Friday, August 14, starting at 11:00pm EDT, and continuing into Saturday, August 15. I will not be able to recieve e-mail at my regular address during this time. You can reach me by writing SuzanneBeads+++++@+++++gmail.comI've been super busy this week fulfilling some requests for Switchplate Covers. I think the latest ones will be the last ones. I have the following new e-Books: