Tuesday, December 3, 2013
3 dec 13 @ 11:38 pm
The Christmas Season is here and I am working on getting pieces done for the "just in case" last minute Christmas
gift shoppers who might show up on Christmas Eve :). Yes I get them every year knocking at my door. This year I am creating
nice little pendants in 14k yellow gold.
I told my kids that we will give homemade gifts this year and other than
the initial mildly horrified looks at each other they started thinking about it. Keep in mind that these boys are 11, 13,
and 17 so the ideas of electronics were probably floating around in their heads for this year. I just want a nice, old-fashioned
Christmas when the spirit of Christmas meant family, friends, and goodwill to all men. Every step from decorating to baking
and visiting I will enjoy, relasing and taking in moments that I know I will treasure.
So enjoy yourselves this
holiday season, take your time, sometimes just pause and breath and enjoy your place on this earth.
Ha mi ya
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Happy St Patrick's Day!
27 mar 13 @ 9:53 pm
Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Roast Beef, lucky clover sugar cookies, and green beer (for the adults) sounded like the perfect
dinner for St Patrick's day, I didn't want to drink beer but everything else was stupendous! We all wore green, had green
waffles at a friends place and felt sufficiently festive for St. Patrick's Day. I painted in watercolors this month, and it
was inspirational. I love this feeling of being refreshed in the spring, makes me drag out my summer clothes in anticipation.
am working on new bracelet designs and am excited to do a series of bracelets and pendants, If you are interested in ordering
just email me.
transferred from the home page, in February:
27 mar 13 @ 9:44 pm
I'm loving the longer days, the air is slightly less chilly, and I can be outside without being totally bundled
up. I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day! I take lovely walks in the brisk air and appreciate the beauty of my local
scenery. This seems to be a designing time of year for me as ideas are flowing.
course of Northwest Coast Native Art is going very well, teaching is relearning. I have new little projects that I can't help
but to work on, a comb, spoons, and amulets. I also have been working on some new knives, cutting, grinding, and shaping metal
reminds me what I like about knife-making.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
19 feb 13 @ 4:40 pm
I am enjoying our longer days for sure, I fill my days up with learning, teaching,
carving, creating, and my kids' hockey. I will also enjoy a vacation sometime in the blurry future. These days I am creating
designs and carvings of my ideas. Currently I am working on a few moon masks, one is a killerwale, a beaver, and a grouse
in a different setting than is usual for moon masks. Moon masks being that a brim is around the figure or face, in my interpretation.
All this time I am spending being busy, I have designs floating around in my head, waiting to be painted. These designs
are in the 2-D format, not so traditional native art that I hope to get on paper before the ideas float away to be used by
someone else in another way. Maybe I can get my sisters to help me? They are very talented for sure. Maybe. Enjoy the slightly
warmer days that are free of mosquitoes everyone!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Merry Christmas, Everyone! and Happy Holidays (moved from home page)
12 feb 13 @ 1:05 am
I had a great time at the gallery opening in Seattle and meeting the customers was a real treat,
hopefully this is the beginning of great friendships! The place was filled with genuine people and good conversation. The
art displayed was impressive and I was glad to be included in such a talented group of artists! Above I have the pieces I
brought to the gallery for the show, "Women who Carve", everything but the narrative ladle sold.
I have more portrait masks and moon masks designed and am roughing out new projects now, going
back and forth between working on jewelry and wood carving, it's a perfect match. I hope that this momentum keeps up. I have
been updating my facebook page "Arlene Ness, Artist" pretty steadily, as I now have instant access to the internet,
so if you would like to find out what I'm doing, "like" my page!
Since the middle of October
I have also been teaching an introductory course of Northwest Coast Native Art as part of the INTA Art program in Hazelton
through the Northwest Community College, so I created another facebook page for the class, and anyone interested in what we
are up to. So look on facebook for INTA ART - NWCC Hazelton to check it out.
completed year 2 at the Freda Diesing NWCC program.
Northern Exposure II at the Spirit Wrestler Gallery
Four large standing panels, Stained Glass, commissioned
by John Carlo Felicella for Culinary Team Canada for the 2008 Culinary Oplympics