Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Feature: Threads of Duty, Lines of Life

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This week's Friday Feature at The NDN Silver Blog is our last installment in this month's exploration of katsinam. Today, it's one that reminds us of our duty to our communities, to the natural world around us, to the world beyond this one. It's also the most modestly priced of all the katsina figures in our current inventory.

The post is here. Wings's main page is here. As always, shares from the links at his site are much needed and appreciated.



All content, including photos and text, are copyright Aji, 2015; all rights reserved. Nothing herein may used or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the owner.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

******* Next segment; first line:

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all rights reserved.

The rain settles into a steady rhythm, drum and rattle bound together in one elemental instrument. 

The rain's the least of it. I loved the place she goes, but I was afraid of it, too.

You can visit it here.



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#TBT: Starburst Skies and Sacred Spaces

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It's #ThrowbackThursday at The NDN Silver Blog, and in keeping with our current series, today we bring you one of Wings's commissioned masterpieces. It's a relatively recent work, dating back only a couple of months, but our relationship with the client and friend who wears it goes back some years. It's a beautiful piece, fitting for the man for whom it was made, a man who (along with his wife) devotes his life to justice.

The post itself is here. Wings's main page is here. As noted in the post, this is a design that won't (indeed, can't) be replicated, but for anyone seeking a highly personalized design with similar protective or talismanic properties, Wings can certainly create one uniquely your own; simply inquire via the Contact form. And, as always, shares of the links from his site, including the main page, are much needed and appreciated.



All content, including photos and text, are copyright Aji, 2015; all rights reserved. Nothing herein may used or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the owner.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

****** New segment; first lines:

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Rain chisels the surface of windows and wood, driving in hard from the north, the sound perforating the air and seeming as though it will similarly perforate the walls themselves.

The post is here.


All content, including photos and text, are copyright Aji, 2015; all rights reserved. Nothing herein may used or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the owner.

ALL NEW AND FIRST IN A SERIES: Sharing Shells and Stardust

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all rights reserved.

Yes, all new at The NDN Silver Blog, and his very first in a series, it's a pair of earrings that meld identities and traditions in a shared tribute to our peoples' trade in ideas and more. I love these; if you like bold, dangly earrings, you will, too. I don't expect them to last long, frankly.

The post itself is here. Wings's main page is here. And as always, shares from the links at his site are much needed and appreciated.



All content, including photos and text, are copyright Aji, 2015; all rights reserved. Nothing herein may used or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the owner.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

***** Next segment; first line:

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She stands motionless, coffee mug arrested in mid-air halfway to her mouth. 

Actually, the last line is more interesting.

They're both here.



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Jewels and Gems: Spines and Shells and Water Spirits

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Now posted at The NDN Silver Blog, it's this week's entry in our ongoing Jewels and Gems series. Today, we head not just off the beaten path but into the waters, to look at another "stone" that's not really a stone at all. It's a beautiful one, too.

The post itself is here. Wings's main page is here. And, as always, shares are much needed and much appreciated.



All content, including photos and text, are copyright Wings and Aji, 2015; all rights reserved. Nothing herein may used or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the owner.