Monday, February 04, 2008

IF- "Blanket"


Many times you see Navajos up in the mountains collecting long lodge pole pines for their teepees. No they do not live in them, but use them for pow wows and festivals. Often we'll see the poles stashed in a grove of evergreens, ready for camping or hunting season, when they will just bring up the canvas. I can't say I have ever seen a Navajo drive a classic old truck, mostly they are in minivans!

11 comments:

  1. Wow! Really nice composition! Great colors too!

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  2. This has a wonderful narrative quality along with vibrant colors and a sense of depth. really fine work!

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  3. Very well done! I'm always so amazed with what you do with fabric. I especially am impressed with how you have done their blankets.

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  4. I love this one, Julia. Mostly because of my affinity with the Navajo nation, and because your interpretations in fabric are so fantastic. You not only capture detail but emotion as well.

    Seeing the poles stashed along the paths must be such a special encounter. To know that someone will make a shelter from things carefully stored away has a certain magic in it.

    Thanks for the visit to my blog!

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  5. Sweet! Love your work!!!

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  6. Wow, I'm surprised to find someone else who uses fabric and stitching! Good job on blanket, but I also love the Polar bear on Stitch -- that probably my favorite because I like the twinkley stars in the sky.

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  7. Your work is nothing short of fantastic!!!!

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  8. Very cool, it's nice to see such a different medium posted. Is that pickup an old International? It looks like one my best friend had when we were teenagers.

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  9. Gorgeous!
    The blanket is superb.

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