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Navajo Spider Lore

Posted by Lori Schleich on

Navajo Spider Lore

Our spider jewelry is fun, pretty and unique.  But the story behind spiders and Navajo people is interesting. When I think of spiders, I’m not exactly feeling warm and fuzzy. But the Native American community looks at spiders as protectors and comforters. The legend of Spider woman paints her as a mystical creature whose quest is to protect people, especially children. This is where the dream catcher gets its origins. Though not originally conceived of the Navajo Tribe, the dreamcatcher is a part of everyday life of the Dine (Navajo) people today. The dreamcatcher is a representation of a spider...

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Exploring Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico – Our Adventure Begins

Posted by Melinda Silver on

Exploring Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico – Our Adventure Begins

Our first adventure together!  Come on a downtown tour of Albuquerque with us. There is art everywhere in downtown Albuquerque.  I would have to write a book to give the talent it’s fair due.  We have chosen a few of our favorites to share with you.  The statues and murals are quite beautiful and educational. On our way to downtown, we stopped at the Flyway located on Coors Blvd. (by Robert Wilson, 2011).  This is a sculpture dedicated to the Sand Hill Crane migration. The crane’s home, the Rio Grande Bosque is a hop skip and a jump away from...

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Wet and Wild

Posted by Melinda Silver on

Wet and Wild

You know those photo shoots on TV where you’re in a studio with a backdrop of beautiful snow and they’ve thrown some glitter on the canvas to make the snow sparkle? Ha! That’s sissy stuff. We accomplished our photo shoot outdoors, in real snow and 9 degree temperatures!  Our “sister-models” were fearless! Their eyes had to be semi-frozen. I know mine were. It was hard to see what I was shooting with my eyes 9 degrees cold. At one point, a branch gave way and down came a cascade of glistening, wet snow, on our model’s heads. They never broke...

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