Time flies when your having fun. Things have been going along pretty good thus far for me in 2010. My Taxes are done, and don't need to worry about Uncle Sam breathing down my neck for at least another year.
I entered the "Trail of Tears" art show/sale in Tahlequah, Okla. last weekend. Plans were changed from the scheduled awards ceremony on Saturday April 10th to Friday April 9th at 7pm to accommodate the memorial service held for Wilma Mankiller. To our arrival at the Cherokee museum, we were treated to a buyer of the "Abstract Warrior" painting. Made the trip worth while. Thus far things have gone very well for me in Tahlequah. I will more than likely go back again next year.
Raven with Native Digest did another interview on me and was the featured artist at that time. I was honored by his request. He said the Abstract warrior is his new favorite painting.
The season offically changed and the Buffalo clan now leads in our tribe. I was asked to be the Head gourd dancer for this coming weekends dance at the Otoe Missouria culture center for the Otoe Encampment committee. This is to help raise money for the upcoming encampment which is held the 3rd weekend in July annually.
I am hoping both my brothers will be there with me. My Mothers and baby sister are preparing to come join dance with me. Family and extended family will be in attendance, along with all my friends. I am looking forward to a good day. I prepared a framed and matted print of the abstract warrior for the encampment committee, to help them raise money with a raffle. I just hope they have some grape dumplings..
My wife and I planted our first veggie garden together this year, and made it organic. I even planted some gourds. If one plant comes up I will be happy.
Everyone have a good spring and Happy Native New year. Everything is new and green, enjoy this time the creator has given to us.