In the Old Time, Ableegumooch the rabbit was the forest guide, and helped wayfarers lost in the woods. However, as time went on, the people and animals learned to find their own way in the forest and didn’t need the rabbit’s services as much.
Ableegumooch grew fat and lazy. If there was something easy and fun to do, he did it. If a thing were difficult or tiring, he did not. But that is no way to keep a wigwam stocked with food.
This week’s featured Artist of the Week is the renown Carol Grigg, who is famous for her stylized horses and native american art.
Carol Grigg grew up and still lives in Oregon. Grigg draws inspiration from her Cherokee Indian heritage, nature, and primitive art. She works in multiple media: watercolor, oil, inks, lithography, collage, clay, music, and poetry.
She is best known for desert-colored pastels depicting her signature Native American rider and horse, which symbolize Mother Earth.
Self taught, although her parents gave her much encouragement and the freedom to create and follow the example of her mother, who was also an artist, Carol may have inherited her distinctive technique through ages past. Ageless in itself, her work is a culmination of artistic genius, innate talent, and the warmth created by her beliefs that flow naturally into her work.
Carol keeps her painting techniques secret, “I discovered my own methods beacause I was uneducated and unindoctrinated and so I experimented. Anyone can do it. You have to get down on the floor with all kinds of material, throw them, mix them in every configuration until you understand what you’ve got and what you like.”
Carol is world renown and her originals go for over $2,000.00. You can pick up a signed limited edition in the $400-800.00 range. Her unsigned limited edition prints are very affordable, in the $30-50.00 range. Her images in the form of posters, limited editions, giclees, and of course originals have gained international recognition.
Carol Grigg has also written and illustrated a book for children, “The Singing Snowbear .” In it she explores the power of music to transform ordinary experiences in the lives of a polar bear and a beluga whale. The illustrations are created in ethereal watercolor washes and yet are so powerful that the viewer is quite impressed with the strength and magnificence of her images. It is a fabulous book for grownups as well as children.
Her current original works are on display at the Attic Gallery in Portland,Oregon.
General cultural beliefs of Algonquain speaking tribes… KEYWORDS: algonquin culture algonquin tribes algonquing geographical area algonkin algonquin indians
The Algonquin Indians (also spelled Algonkian) are the most populous and widespread North American Native groups, with tribes originally numbering in the hundreds and speaking several related dialects. They inhabited most of the Canadian region south of Hudson Bay between the Rockies and the Atlantic Ocean and, bypassing select territories held by the Sioux and Iroquois, the latter of whom had driven them out of their territory along the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Algonquin (or Algonkin) are used in reference to the tribes, but Algonquian either refers to the Algonquin language or to the group of tribes that speak related dialects. The word “Algonquin” means “At the place of spearing fishes and eels”.