Life is busy and full. There is so much I am grateful for. Last week I had a brief opportunity to see something awesome in my community. It was a sing organized by Grade 7 & 8's from the local schools and schools from other Haudenosaunee communities. The cooking and serving for the event was being done by a local adult immersion language program. I was only there for a few minutes but it was such a powerful reminder that there are many things happening in our community that are wonderful and that we don't always see because we are working on projects of our own and sometimes don't have the chance to connect. These young people were great and had a lot of support from their teachers and elders. They were able to introduce songs in the language and sing the songs. It was super cool and very inspiring.
I mention it here because I know there are positive things happening in our community, and even if I don't see them with my own eyes - it doesn't mean they aren't happening. So if you are out there doing work because you love our community, love our ways, love our languages, love our people, (or you know - our world!) I just want to say nya:weh. You are awesome and your efforts fill me with hope.
I also mention it because I carried some of that happiness into a new art piece (which is this week's blog picture) and I wanted to share that with you.
Looking at it makes me think that I might turn some of these little paintings into a series of prints and possibly a calendar. Or something. Here are some of the pieces I'm thinking of including. More to come on that in the future!
Nya:weh and happy creating!