Archive for 'Ellen Hill'

OPEN STUDIO

October 7th, 2016 – 2:11 pm

October 15-16 & 22-23

Come and Be Welcomed
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Out of Nothing…Beauty is born

October 10th, 2015 – 3:04 pm

Sámi are also known as Lapps or Laplanders, from the Swedish word lapp which means patch. It’s a recognition of the clothing Saami wear, garments made of colourful pieces of cloth. Many consider this a derogatory term, a sort of looking down on poverty, but for myself it fits well. We were raised to utilize […]

These are parts of the Story

December 23rd, 2010 – 11:52 pm

From the stone, from the drums, from stories, memories, images of a life, living. A golden thread ties us all together.
 My father turned 88 this summer. He is the rememberer and story-teller of his generation. When I went home to celebrate his birthday, I asked him if he would tell me in a most simple […]

open Studio 2010

October 16th, 2010 – 10:52 pm

We hope you’ll find your feet pointed in our direction. There’s lots new happening at the  studio this year.

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a new day dawns

October 3rd, 2010 – 4:53 pm

A hiker, in his sixties, very experienced, got lost in the Park. It is easy to get disoriented there. The canyons are deceptively interlocked, forming a huge maze of sandy washes bounded by massive piles of granite.
I read about it in the paper on his sixth day missing. He was just out for the day, […]

Storms

October 2nd, 2010 – 9:47 pm

Drumming, distant, arrythmic, awakened me. Listening, I leaned into the silence between beats. Thor’s sword began to slice away the velvet dark to open a gate for the Sun’s entrance.
And what an entrance. Perhaps entranced, described me as I watched magic colours, that only nature knows how to manage, light up the east and turn […]

Little Spirits ~ Manitiw

May 21st, 2010 – 7:38 am

         

         
When I was very young, I sat in dry grasses listening to my great-grandmother tell stories of the Manitou. On the the surface, these Algonquian tales are familiar to Europeans.  They are stories about elves; little spirits,  who live under rocks and along streambeds, energies capable of  […]

With the Sun

May 19th, 2010 – 9:37 pm

He comes with the sun
Sauntering up the hill
Greets me

Stops
Acknowledges Ulli Maki
It’s a pattern laid down by their mutual ancestors
They meet eyes
look away, meet again

We share the delights of the morning and the garden freshly watered.
And after an hour or so we each move into our separate days.

Simple thanks

November 26th, 2009 – 7:09 pm

Wneewa is a Mahegin word.  Simply translated it means, “I thank you.” The Mahegins are part of my Algonquin ancestors who I connect to through my mother and our Grandmothers. The Mahegins have mostly returned to dust and their language is almost forgotten, so, it pleases me to offer wneewa to the winds today, in […]

Arts Alive

October 28th, 2009 – 5:33 pm

This year we honor Raven
Arts Alive is an annual celebration of the arts and of artists. The whole town of La Conner participates. Artists come to demonstrate their craft.
I will be at  Earthenworks Gallery, 713 First Street, La Conner, Washington, on November 8 from Noon to 4:00 pm.

Growing up on a Salish reservation, Raven was […]