I was asked about this painting in an email so I thought I'd share it on my blog. This is our twin Lily. I made this headdress for her because we think it's important for our kids to learn about their heritage, so this is a first step in learning about the Pomo traditions.
The moment she put it on, she took on a grace that reminded me of the traditional dancers at the roundhouse at Kule Loklo, Point Reyes National Seashore. She even stood the way they do before going in to dance. I had my camera so she could see what she looked like but I think I captured something more and hopefully I've conveyed it through this painting.
This was also the first time I'd done any bead work in about 8 years. I really enjoyed it and intend to do it more often.