Wednesday, January 27, 2010

colorful gifts...

sometimes I am astonished by color...
do you look at your surroundings? Do you see the hint of green grass quietly hidden in the frozen ferns of last years' lush forest? Pause to notice the radiant hue of aquamarine pooling at that ONE spot on the river? I watched the Color Purple over the weekend while I was weaving this bag as a gift for my friend...

Although this work is sometimes tedious I am thankful for my friend's request...she chuckled to me in an aside one day..."oh you know how I love color...just put a lot of COLOR in it..." and THAT is how I remember to look around me and enjoy each hue of the day...


and just for extra measure, here's my brother working on a capote (Hudson Fur Trader Coat) for me...I can't wait to sport those colors at the longhouse!!!!


4 comments:

Alice in Wonderland said...

I just love all the colours and time that went into weaving these fantastic bags and clothes!
They just must be worth all the time and effort to make them!
Your coat really looks cosy!

Anishinaabekwe said...

I love the colors!!! I also love your coat too.

Lately I have really been into bright orange and medium blue colors. Very vibrant colors! :)

Christiejolu said...

I love that blanket. It reminded me of this blanket my friend got me once. I have always had trouble sleeping. My friend is Navajo and she had the blanket blessed so I can sleep. One night I went and got the blanket and I slept great! Wish I still had that blanket.

Muhammad Atif said...

Color of gifts is not much attractive.