Sweet Pea flowers, bark, choke cherries, sumac, rose hips, sunflower petals, juniper berries, black stones, charcoal, yellow dock, and so much more!!
Today at Hawk Circle we began a project that may span a few weeks: learning the craft of making primitive paints!
After running around for 30 minutes playing an exciting and challenging game of Fox Tails, we sat down to talk about hieroglyphs and the purpose they serve. A comment that stuck with us was this: Imogen suggested that our ancestors may have left images and designs to remind us of something important, or to document an important event. She also spoke of a leopard hieroglyph which she said represented the Sun God, who was believed to turn into a leopard at night.
This idea of ancestral knowledge and the documentation of important knowledge and events is a theme we will follow throughout this project.
Today, we had an amazing time exploring the trail toward Gregory Canyon. We found as many different colored organic materials as we could that we will grind into powders to make paint. We also discovered a few patches of yucca, which we can harvest to make our paint brushes!
Until next time,
Arielle, Rivi and Andrew