Once in through the gates at eco-village Grow Heathrow residents are greeted by a tall totem pole and a stencil-decorated van, a scene reminiscent of a pirate ship (in my mind). Many of the people who live here prioritise artistic pursuits over money generation, hence the large array of expressive objects dotted around the site, a former plant nursery.
Made a quick drive up to Oregon today. I saw so many places that I haven’t been to in at least five years. Unfortunately there was no time to stop and explore, but soon. One of the towns we went through was Weed CA. It’s the first place I moved to after high school and it holds so many fond memories. And the scenery is amazing. I felt so at home among the mountains and pine trees when I lived there but sadly I never did a lot of exploring. I can’t wait to change that though. Weed CA will forever hold a special place in my heart💚 funny that the first place I moved to was weed. Maybe a little foreshadowing at where my life path was headed? Lol. And did you know that Mt Shasta, located just miles from Weed, is one of the seven chakras of the world? You can definitely feel it when you are there. The energy is amazing❤️ •
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2 1517 hours ago
totem detail ~ s’kallams tribe ~ 1700s
“Inhabiting the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State for more than 10,000 years, the S’Klallams possessed a rich social and religious culture based on the abundant natural resources of the Northwest Coast. They moved from village to village in their traditional territory during the spring, summer and fall, for fishing and resource gathering, and settled into more permanent longhouses for the winter months. The inhabitants hunted game and subsisted on the wealth of shellfish, herring, and salmon. They were craftspeople skilled in woodcarving and basket making, and they fashioned ceremonial masks, serving dishes and utensils, and storage boxes from cedar, and woven mats, rope, and clothing from cedar bark. “S’Klallam” derives from “nuxsklai’yem,” the original Salish language name for the S’Klallam people meaning “strong people.” The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is one of three S’Klallam bands; the others are the Lower Elwha Klallam and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribes.
S’Klallam contact with Europeans began in the 1700s and increased in the 1800s, after the establishment of Hudson’s Bay Company trading posts in the Northwest.”
"Visitors to the Heritage Centre are greeted by five traditional Clan poles carved by local artists. They represent the five Clans in which Teslin Tlingit Council society remains firmly rooted: Kùkhhittàn (Raven Children), Ishkìtàn (Frog), Yanyèdi (Wolf), Dèshitàn (Beaver), and Dakhł΄awèdi (Eagle). These poles symbolize the elements of land, water and air."
Photo and words by Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre
When life gives you lemons pick them. Or in this case when you neighbor gives you #cactus fill the back of your car and plant them in your good buddy @curtisbuhr ‘s yard for safe keeping #totempole
9 356 days ago
A while back, I posted a photo of a partly-painted totem pole I had carved and asked whether you preferred the painted look (over the unpainted look, although I did't make that last part very clear). A few of you gave me your opinions regarding wood finishes, and some of you advocated a fully-painted pole- something I'd never done before.
Well, a little while ago, I was commissioned to make mini a replica of a totem pole that my client's father had carved some decades ago. And so I had the chance to make my first fully-painted totem pole.
So, what are your thoughts? All paint, a little paint, no paint, or something else entirely?
9 1614 days ago
Что я обычно делаю, оказавшись в этой части света? Правильно. Ищу индейцев. Или хотя бы их следы. На этот раз нашла - вот - тотемные столбы. В знаменитом Стэнли парке в Ванкувере. Я совсем не специалист, но слышала, что каждый такой столб - это и защита, и средство связи с духами, и... летопись. Говорят, что, если потерять ключ к шифру (коду?) какого-нибудь тотемного столба, исчезнет-забудется история целого рода. #traveloften#totempole#stanleypark