Art By Ahyoka
‘THE PASSING’ — NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
As we near the close of Native American Heritage Month, I decided to share a poem I wrote last year that focuses on the heartache and loss that came to so many of the American Indian tribes at the hands of greedy people and government agencies. This particular poem emphasizes the history of the Cherokee people because they are part of my personal heritage. But we want to remember that every tribe was affected negatively — even in heart-breaking ways — and unfortunately, all the prejudice and ill-treatment has not completely disappeared yet.
Today the old chief passed,
Enwreathed by potent memories
Of battles fierce, of freedoms lost,
Of smoking pipe with enemies
Who swore to keep the peace treaties
But quickly spurned such promises
When greed for lands gained upper hand.
Today the old chief passed
And hastened to his ancestors,
To mountains, valleys, fertile plains,
Sparkling rivers, fields of grain,
Miles and miles of vast domain
Where Cherokee live free again,
Never again to be betrayed.
The old chief passed today.
JUST A HAPPY LITTLE FLORAL IN ACRYLICS
PINK & RED — ENOUGH SAID
Samples of products from my art shop featuring some of my most recent artwork. Just enjoy the pictures — or get one of these fun products for yourself at this link:
SMOKIES ART NOW AVAILABLE
All of my regular readers know how much I LOVE the Smoky Mountains. And recently I created a design using one of my watercolors of the Smokies. That design is available now on several different products from my art shop, so I thought you might enjoy seeing some samples. If you love the Smokies as much as I do, you can find these products and lots more — and make a purchase — at this link: Art-by-Ahyoka/Redubble.
MORE FROM MY ART SHOP
I’ve been a little too busy to post much this whole past week, and I just realized that I never did put up any more samples from my new art shop. So I thought I’d take the time today to at least put up some photos of a few more varieties of products available. I’ve added several more art pieces to the collection, and I will continue to add more. So periodically, I’ll post about the newest things out there. Most of the designs are available on scores of different products, but I’m just throwing out a sample.
Also, I’m sending out a great big THANK YOU! to all of you who have been so encouraging and supportive. If you haven’t visited my shop yet but would like to, here’s the link: Art-by-Ahyoka/Redbubble. Be sure and click the heart beside any designs you really like, and follow me to get quick updates about new products.
MY NEW ART SHOP
Hope you come over and check it out. Also, if you click on the little heart at the top right corner of any designs you like, it makes me look good. 🙂
IT’S A DECISION
MOUNTAIN DUET — acrylics
JUST WANTED TO POST SOMETHING HAPPY
I think this painting is my favorite of all the paintings I’ve done this year.
This piece was done in watercolor, acrylics, and ink. The scanned picture doesn’t do it justice, but I was very happy with the original. It was a lot of fun to paint.