Friday, May 22, 2009

While we've been gone...

We have visited lots of folks and had lots of fun!

One of the "points of interest" that we have visited was the Crazy Horse Monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

I thought that posing in front of the gigantic sculpture would be 'slimming', but no luck!

It is an inspiring project that has been underway for over 50 years and has many years to go, before completion. The scale is enormous - the whole of the Mount Rushmore faces could fit behind Crazy Horse's forehead!

There is an interpretive center and museum, of course.

I have always been fascinated with Native American bead work. This display of glass beads was so beautiful! The photo doesn't really convey how impressive it was (to me, anyway!) Every color bead imaginable!

I would love to be able to accomplish bead work like this! Maybe someday I will learn the technique.

I am not sure that a Native American motif bag or gloves would be a practical project for me, though. Maybe I will have to start tucking in my shirts so I can wear a beaded belt...


Allie said...

That looks like an amazing place! I have a friend that lives in SD, I would love to visit. I can't believe that thing is so big, how far away were you?
I'm loving the look of all those beads - purdy stuff!!!!!!!
And you look FINE in your photo - you don't need slimming!

Lynne said...

I love the Rapid City area! The hole in Mr. Crazy Horse is new since I've been there. Is that supposed to be the horse's eye? or?

Looks like you're having a great time!

Iron Needles said...

I think you look markedly slimmer than Crazy Horse! And I know these things.

I have enjoyed our time together and will be sorry to say goodbye.