Monday, July 4, 2011

Jerry Ingram showing at Michael Henington Fine Art Gallery

Fantastic quilled warshirt

Beautifully beaded chief's blanket.

My friend Sally's husband Jerry is a well known artist in both paint and traditional Native American clothing and leather goods. He has recently placed a selection of his work at a new gallery in Santa Fe, and the display promises to be stunning once it's all arranged and hung.

Jerry working on hanging his newest war shirt-beaded and painted deerskin.

Full headdress mounted on top of a painted rawhide headdress case.

If you're anywhere near Santa Fe, (which is up and running and not as smokey as the national news would have you believe), this gallery is well worth a visit. Located at 416 Agua Fria, there is even PARKING! There aren't any pics up on the gallery website yet, but that will change in the next week or two.

A wall of Jerry's paintings and beadwork.

I managed to get some pics of some of the pieces, and I wish I was a better photographer, but you might get an inkling of the scope and beauty of his work from some of the pics.

Beaded and painted lance case (the head of the case is fully beaded)

Beaded and painted leggings

Detail of beadwork on a pair of leggings

Painted rawhide parfleche headdress case.

Beaded red chief's blanket.

Detail of beadwork on blanket.

Painted rawhide shield.

Beadwork detail.

Many of Jerry's works will be offered for sale at the Santa Fe Indian Market in August.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mother Bear Project

My first bear, beargrrrl.

Pirate bear is a bit rough looking.

Hairybear is my third bear, and I love how he turned out. I used eyelash yarn for the hands, feet and back of head.

My friend Sally introduced me to the Mother Bear Project, and so far I've made three bears for AIDS orphans in Africa. This project is so cool, and making the bears is a bit addictive. The project charges $5 for a pattern for either a knitted or crocheted bear, and asks for $3 per bear to cover shipping. The pics on the site of the kids with the bears are precious, and I have a feeling I'll be making at least a bear a month for the conceivable future.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Have I been asleep since October? Nah, just a ton of stuff involving 'life' managed to get in the way of my blogging. Things seem to be settling down now, my son graduated from NM Tech in December and is now home, looking for a job. He rolled his car on Feb. 28th while on his way to the big GDC in San Francisco, but aside from totaling the car, is fine and now the owner of a brand old Toyota Yaris. I've been working and doing beadwork, spinning and knitting, and am in the process of getting a little inventory up to put in a store of an acquaintance. Got to go to the BeadFest in Santa Fe last week and drool on all the fantastic beads. I've had a week off to deal with all sorts of busywork, and go back to work on Wednesday. Not much of a vacation, but interesting times (involving car shopping with Jake, and also with my buddy Sally, who suffered a car loss this winter). Today I'll zip in to the office and catch up on what will be a pile of refill requests from patients and some patient calls, then head on home and do my taxes-bleh. Tomorrow, in to Santa Fe with Jake to deal with a warning light on his 'new' car, and maybe catch a lunch 'out'. I'm working on a tumbling blocks pattern for a loomed piece for a beaded dog collar that I'll add to my stock of beaded stuff. Pics will follow in next post.