Words of late artist Frank Howell...I totally relate!

"There are few days off and no retirement from this entanglement of knowledge, passion and vision that will be molded and converted into creative expression. There are no guarantees of acceptance, understanding or reward, but...the noise inside the mind never ceases. I will paint today, tonight and for as many tomorrows as I am given..." Words of the late artist Frank Howell...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Perusing Pow Wow Pics

We are still in the hospital, and since I am not at home to work on projects to post on the blog, I've been perusing the existing photo files on my computer.  I came across some colorful and interesting pictures from a local event that I want to share with you.

Every year on Thanksgiving Day, the Poarch band of Creek Indians, near Atmore, Alabama, hold their annual Pow Wow.  I'm ashamed to say that it took me about ten years to go see what it was all about, even though I live just down the road.  I guess we are all just really busy with family on Thanksgiving, and you sort of have to make intentional plans to go or the day just flies by and then it's over.  Anyway, we decided to go a couple of years ago, and I must say that it was unlike any event I have ever attended...I found it to be very interesting and enjoyable. Let me show you some of the images I captured...

Blacksmithing Forge

Sleepy Horse

Hand-Beaded Jewelry

Handmade Leather Pouches

Variety of Colorful Jewelry

More Jewelry...

...and Beads to Make Your Own...

Snake Toys

...and Kids to Play with Snake Toys...


A Lady Playing Heavenly Music


...and My Favorite Part- The Dancers!

I have no idea who these men were, but their clothing and adornment were just fabulous, and they must have known that a crazy red-haired lady was following closely behind to get that perfect shot of their, uh....feathers!  I do remember that they were visiting from another reservation; every year they come from all over the country to participate and complete in the dances.

For more information, follow this link:  Poarch Creek Indians- Pow Wow

It really is a fun way to spend a relaxed Thanksgiving Day, and the kids love it!  Just take money...

Hope you enjoyed my pics.  Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you next time.



  1. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Hi Judy, Thanks so much for coming by my neck of the woods.
    The photos of the Pow Wow are beautiful. Looks like an event that my family would enjoy attending. So happy you dug into your archives and shared them with us. I hope your little guy is doing ok.
    Sending positive and happy thoughts you way!
    Have a beautiful weekend,

    1. Thank you Suzanne for taking time to come by and leave a sweet comment. I appreciate it.