The last week has been a busy one, with much new work on the way. I just finished a beautiful elk hide journey bag that I began last Monday, and plan to list it here tomorrow. It's a functional bag, all handstitched and beaded, perfect for holding your treasures on walkabouts or outings. I also took a couple of days to create a set of copper metal clay elements, which should be appearing in new pieces soon as well. Between all that and dealing with some family matters that have arisen, my days have been very full.
Last Wednesday was a spectacular fall day and my son, Max, and I went hiking on Cabezon Peak. Cabezon is 45 miles to our northwest--I can see the top of it beyond the west mesa from where I'm sitting in the home office. Cabezon is a massive volcanic plug, the core of an ancient volcano that rises almost 2000' above the Rio Puerco valley, to a height of 7785'. You can climb all the way to the top, but the trail up to the area just below the basalt tower was plenty for me! I brought some copper metal clay and mold making compound with me, and some great pieces came of it. Other than Max nearly stepping on a rattlesnake, it was a great day. Here's a slideshow from our hike...hover over the images and the captions will appear.
Check back tomorrow for the new journey bag!