Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Here's what I'm working on now. Getting ready to go dip netting and was inspired to bead red salmon! At first I designed the belt to start with the fresh fish at one end and the spawned out salmon on the other. But, I didn't like it that way so I put a single spawned out fish in the center.
You can see the progress, it's coming along swimmingly...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


 Just returned home. Ah, you could say we were snacking our way across Alaska. Pretty hard to make a salad when your eating out of the cooler, right? The whole trip was a blast, the interior is like a whole different world.Tons of deciduous  trees with blooming wild flowers and huge rivers cutting across the vast landscape. Bought this hair tie in Nenana, an Athabascan Village on the Tanana River.( the artists name is Connie Stevens, not the movie star), I love it because of the traditional rose motif and the white reminded me of the paper birch that is everywhere.

We went to Chena Hot Springs and soaked in the steaming rock pool. Spent time hiking and being chased out of the woods by swarms of hungry mosquitoes! I really fell in love with Alaska again, the long stretches of roads with nothing but wilderness that just goes on and on.  I am glad to be home now and out of the tent. The old bones don't like the hard ground but it's so worth it to experience the road trip...