Friday, October 24, 2014

Tiny Bears

Photo copyright Aji, 2014; all rights reserved.

Now up at The NDN Silver Blog, it's a series of tiny tributes to Bear, that symbol of protection and healing. These are among my favorite of all the carvings in our inventory, despite being the most modestly-priced (by far — only $35-40 each!).

Come and take a look. Maybe you know someone who needs to see these beautiful little guys. For us, we're just hoping that they likewise protect the young bear who's visited us already this year and seems to be on his own. Shares of the post itself, and of Wings's main page, are welcomed with our thanks.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

#TBT: Old Woodwork, By Way of Stone

Photo copyright Aji, 2014; all rights reserved.
It's #ThrowbackThursday at The NDN Silver Blog, and we've got a photo of some amazing woodwork, along with images of some of its masters.

I have a long and busy day ahead of me, and I'm behind already, so I'll just ask folks to share the link: of the post itself, and of Wings's main page

Thanks.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Little Morning Magic . . . .

Photo copyright Wings, 2014; all rights reserved.

It's a little morning magic today at The NDN Silver Blog. Just a feature of a piece in one of Wings's signature series, filtered through the lens of the dawn skies. It's one part meditation, one part imagery, with some photos to underscore the intensity of dawn's natural beauty here.

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"Who's 'we,' white man?"

Image credit:  Mother Jones Magazine

So Matthew McConaughey, alleged hearthrob and celebrity flake extraordinaire, doesn't want the Washington R[acists] NFL team to have to change its name.
It’s not going to hurt me. It’s just….I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it’s in the court of public opinion, it’s going to change. I wish it wouldn’t, but it will.
"Fire," huh?  And "oomph?"  What, exactly, is that, Matt?  Hey, I can call you Matt, right?  Even though I've never once seen you use it yourself, it's all good, right, because lots of guys named Matthew have let people call them that since, oh, at least the last 2,000 or so years, probably, and besides, I'm doing it to honor you.  Really.

Gah.

It gets better. And by "better," I mean ridiculous, natch:
Man, it’s twofold. What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness. We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, “No, gotta change it”? It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board. I know a lot of Native Americans don’t have a problem with it, but they’re not going to say, “No, we really want the name.” That’s not how they’re going to use their pulpit. It’s like my feeling about gun control: “I get it. You have the right to have guns. But look, let’s forget that right. Let’s forget the pleasure you get safely on your range, because it’s in the wrong hands in other places [emphasis added].
"WE were all fine with it?" Who's "WE," white man? 

Yeah, no. You're reading from a seriously wrong script, dude.

Turquoise Tuesday: On the Trail of the Sacred White Buffalo

Photo copyright Wings, 2014; all rights reserved.

Now posted at The NDN Silver Blog, it's a very special edition of Turquoise Tuesday. We have Indians, of course, but also a ghost town, a sacred animal, and very puzzling mystery. Some aspects of it are solved; others not. But it coves a stunningly beautiful stone, and clears up a little of the misinformation rampant out there.

Shares of the post itself, and of Wings's main page, are welcomed with our thanks. And, of course, since sales are very much needed right now, referrals are also very welcome: If you know someone in the market for a purchase of Indian jewelry or other Native art, please consider sending our link along to them. We have items ranging from $25 to $2,500, and a full spectrum of media and styles to choose from.

Thanks.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Glimpse In Return

Photo copyright Wings, 2014; all rights reserved.

It became necessary to add an update to today's post over at The NDN Silver Blog.

Every one in a while, an unexpected gift delivers itself.

"Glimpse"

Photo copyright Wings, 2014; all rights reserved.

New and now posted at The NDN Silver Blog, on this day it's a very personal meditation, as seen (and felt) through the lens of Wings's old film camera. 

On some days I feel as shy and skittish as the photo's subject, with nothing of his power and grace to support my own flight. Today, perhaps he's lent me a little of his.

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