Wow, you creative derfs are really generous this holiday season.
Molly is a longtime reader and a stunning artist. Mrs. G. feels honored to host a giveaway of her work. And a wee bit of shame, particularly since Molly won one of the feeble scarves Mrs. G. made and gave away years ago before she came to accept the concept counting stitches was a legitimate requirement of knitting and that she needed to bail on any attempt at the domestic or, really, any arts.
Anyway, Molly sent Mrs. G. the following email:
I just had great news and my instinct is to find some small way to pay it forward, or out.
I had a museum purchase a piece of mine today for their permanent collection. While this isn't my first rodeo, so to speak, the timing of the cash and boost to my career couldn't be better timed.
You see, when the museum said a donor wanted to buy my piece and then donate it, I was ecstatic. But when the donor counter offered my price, and RAISED IT, I realized that he intended me to have a fair price, not a donation price. I really don't know what to say. It is a kindness. More than the value of the money. ( Which I will gladly take.) It means he sees value in the creative thing I do, and I couldn't ask for more.
Within my culture, when a good thing comes your way you celebrate by having a "giveaway".
I can't do much, but I do have my jewelry, and would like to make a gift. Would you offer a gift to 2 derfs through a giveaway on Derfwad Manor? You randomly pick names and I will send them out as a general thank you to everyone who posts, supports, and writes here.
Ready for some beauty?
Modern version of traditional Native American beaded earrings. Overlapping circles echo the shapes of water ripples or bubbles. Gun metal grey, shades of blue and green, with gun metal findings wear well with contemporary fabrics. Lightweight, 2 inches long (not including earring wire), backed with a chartreuse green thai silk. All handmade, handsewn.
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment stating which item you would like to win. That's it. Mrs. G. will pick the two winners using a random number generator. Please be sure to include your email. Mrs. G. will close comments Wednesday, December 15th at midnight EST and announce the winners the following Thursday. Good luck.
If you don't win, you can check out Molly's etsy shop NativeCouture to see other items she has for sell.
Molly Murphy Adams is originally from Missoula, MT. A mixed blood descendent of the Oglala, Lakota tribe, Murphy Adams was raised in western Montana and earned a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from The University of Montana in 2004. Molly learned beadwork at a very early age as well as hide tanning, sewing and traditional clothing design. Molly's jewelry design stems from a combination of traditional Native arts and modern fashion and culture.