Alaska Day Trip

We went for a drive today.  Pictures were taken between Delta Jct. and Lower Darling Creek. Nice drive, not much smoke from the wildfires.

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“Hamsa” protection

This is a Hamsa , Hamesh or Hand of Fatima. It is an apotropic amulet of protection .  It is believed to protect one from the envious and/or  the evil eye. The word Hamsa means 5, refers to the digits of the hand. I thought it was a very nice amulet that needed to be beaded. I had fun doing this one, working with the bright colors cheered me up on the rainy days. Yes, we had 3 days of rain in North Pole. Great to have some rain, plus I had beading time. Hope you enjoy this one.

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Hamsa
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Hamsa

First Friday

Doug and I just got back from the First Friday opening at the Bear Gallery. What a great show. Lots of talented people in the Fairbanks area. I tried to get Doug to stand beside his art for a picture. That did not happen. I am very glad I got him to put some of his pen and ink drawings and his pen and ink/watercolors in the show. Here are a few photos from the show.

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