Monday, September 1, 2014

Contrasts: Ingress/Egress

Photo copyright Wings, 2014;
all rights reserved.
Today at The NDN Silver Blog, it's the final entry in our three-day study in — and of — contrasts. Today, it features one of the photos entered in Wings's recent one-man show, and the texture and depth and interplay of light and shadow are incredible. It's one of my favorites.

As always, shares via the social-media buttons at the bottom of the post itself, and of Wings's main page, are welcomed with our gratitude.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Contrasts: Up/Down; Inward/Outward

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At long last, today's post is up at The NDN Silver Blog.  It's Day 2 of our study in contrasts, and it features a brand-new theme in Wings's work. Tomorrow's post will extend today's exploration further and deeper.

Come and take a look. Shares via the social-media buttons at the bottom of the post itself, and of Wings's main page, are welcomed with our gratitude.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Contrasts: Dark/Light

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Today, it's Day 1 of a three-day study in contrasts at The NDN Silver Blog. The next two days' topics will be more obviously related to each other, but this one fits, too.

It's just a short post, a straightforward feature of a piece that I covet beyond description, but it's meant to find a home elsewhere.

Baling commences on Tuesday, and so it will be another very large expense in the service of our equine moochers overlords. sales would be very useful right now, so if you're inclined to share both the post itself and Wings's main page, we'd be grateful.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Eagle Feathers In Alabaster

Photo copyright Aji, 2014;
all rights reserved.
Late again today — too much going on lately, and I'm still moving much too slowly — but today's Friday Feature is finally up at The NDN Silver Blog.

It's an introduction to an up and coming young carver, a distant relative. His late uncle and Wings were very close, and the nephew is carrying on in his uncle's footsteps as an artist. Two beautiful pieces, both priced very modestly.

Come and take a look, and if you're inclined, please share via the social media buttons at the bottom of the post, and also at the bottom of Wings's main page. We could use the exposure, and a few sales: The horses insist on being fed, the ingrates, and so we're dropping the hay tomorrow and baling on Tuesday. I swear, the money goes in one end of each animal and right out the other . . . .

Thanks, y'all.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

#TBT: Petit-Point


Today's #TBT post at The NDN Silver Blog is finally up. Today, it's a look at an old traditional art form from Zuni's silversmiths: petit-point. Definitely not the needlework variety, but at least as meticulous.

Shares of the post itself and of Wings's main page are welcomed with our thanks.

More chores await; back in a couple of hours, if I'm lucky . . . .

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One hit too many, for now . . . .

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I know I owe e-mails to a lot of you, and I know a lot of you keep asking how I am.

The short answer is that I am okay, but there are caveats.

Two weeks ago today, I sustained a concussion. Quite a severe one. It was a freak accident with one of the horses: I wasn't thrown, she wasn't spooked, and I was handling everything safely, as I usually do. Yet somehow, she managed to cross a space of 18 inches in a split second, at top speed and at just the wrong angle, to slam the bony protrusion above her eye full force into the upper edge of my forehead. 

It was hard enough to knock me literally (yes, in the literal sense of that word, too) off my feet. The kind of initial shock, and then immediate pain, that also literally takes your breath away. And no, I'm so not in the mood for lectures about all the things I should or shouldn't be doing. I did everything right in the ensuing days, and Wings has been watching over me like the proverbial hawk (and yes, he's taking very good care of me).

But I'm not fifteen anymore [stop laughing], and I don't bounce back from hits like this as easily, either. It's affecting me physically, affecting my ability to think, to concentrate, to get things done. It's affecting my moods.

And so while you'll see me continuing my daily posts over at The NDN Silver Blog (and let me tell you, has that ever been . . . um . . . interesting to try to maintain since the hit), and you may even see me elsewhere occasionally, don't necessarily expect to see me unless and until you see me, and if I don't get back to you right away, this is why. Another week, and maybe I'll be back to full function again.

[And please, no sympathy comments, because then I will feel compelled to respond, and I don't have the energy, and that will stress me further.  This is purely an FYI kind of post for our peeps. Thanks.] 

Waters of Memory

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Today at The NDN Silver Blog, I wade into the waters of memory. No worries; it's only ankle-deep. Yes, there's a certain melancholy to it, but that fits today's mood.

It's a straight-up feature today, of another beautiful piece that holds hidden depths. Look into it; see what you find.

Equine expenses will be looming shortly, so shares via the social-media buttons at the bottom of the post itself, and of Wings's main page, both welcomed with our thanks.