Arts and Crafts

During Pipeline 2013, I was able to do some incredible arts and crafts that are important to my culture. I made a clapper stick, a drum, an arrowhead, an arrow, and a basket. I wanted the final photo of my basket that I finished on Sunday because I’ve never made a basket as unique as this one. I have never used a shell like the one I used this weekend, nor pine needles. What made my basket so special was the fact that it was made in the Chumash Village in Malibu, California; a place so special and sacred. My heart jumped into this basket and told me to make handles, so I did. As I was making my basket, I kept thinking of my nieces at home who find an interest with the arts and crafts I do. I thought about their smiles and how happy they will be when they see my basket as well as my other crafts…especially my drum! I really miss my little girls and want to go home to see them, but I know God will give me the strength to continue and finish the program. In the meantime, here is the “special” basket I made this weekend that I love so much…

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