Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Dear Blog

Dear Blog:

Have you been missing me? I have been so very busy that I have neglected you. I decided that I must visit you today. I just recently received the status of "Power Seller" in eBay and it has taken all of my spare time this past two weeks to maintain that status.

Here are some things I have been working on:

Medicine bags; Deerskin clothing, purses and moccasins.










To me the most exciting item is the Holabi Rosettes that I have created and am getting ready to list. Holabi, in the Choctaw language, means "false" or "lie". The reason I chose this name for my rosettes is that they are just printed designs that I originally created for beading, but I have not beaded them. I didn't want to use the word "faux", a French word, to label a Native American item. I printed them and painted a fine layer of glitter paint over them that makes them sparkle and look like they are beaded. Here's a sample and how I used them:






To me, this is helpful for Mothers and Grandmothers, like myself, who want their children to have beautiful Native American regalia, but cannot afford the time or money to create them. Also, they are great for just about anyone to embellish their Native American clothing.

Well, I have spent about as much time as I can spare for today. I will try to post more often.

Please visit my eBay store for other Native American items.
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8 comments:

Leola - Southshoreartist said...

Absolutely brilliant!!!!

Fabric Fotos said...

Leola, thank you! I made a few corrections in this post - some mistakes I should have caught when I first posted.

Just not enough time! Char

DEB said...

They are beautiful Char! And I got so many compliments on the shirt you made....I wore the spider woman shirt today, and I was surprised by how many people commented on it! I think Native American inspired items are as unique as they are lovely!

Fabric Fotos said...

Oh Deb, thank you. I'm so glad you like your Spider Woman things. I loved the picture you sent! Thanks for your support, Char

Lyn said...

Holabi in another amazing idea! What a creative mind you have! I Love everything I have purchased! You are an Authentic Native American Artist! Have you thought about a patent on this?

Fabric Fotos said...

Hi Lyn...fancy seeing you here!! It's good to hear from you. You asked about getting a patent on the Holabi idea...I don't think it would probably qualify as patentable because people have been using "glitter paint" for some time. I am just using it on rosettes. You know how Indians like sparkle and things that "jingle"!

I have been so busy that I haven't had time to post, but I do have some things that I will be posting soon. Charlene

JuneMoonToon said...

The holabi rosettes are beautiful - you are a creative genius. Hi, Char, I'm glad I found you this morning!
June (seafog)

Carolyn said...

These are amazingly beautiful! I am a fellow Choctaw residing in Houston. Do you know I can get more information in regards to how far my heritage goes back?