Sneak Peek: No. 1 of my “Indigenous Dance” series

A tiny corner shot of my 3′ x 2′ painting, the first of my “Indigenous Dance” inspired series.  Stay tuned for the complete painting which I plan on posting soon. Any guesses to what culture this painting may be inspired by? Any suggestions for a culture that you would like to see in this series? Cheers!

Visions of the Past: My Hometown’s Ghost Signs

While my hometown of Fargo, North Dakota is growing, remnants of the past still echo on the walls of the downtown area.  Ghost signs of historical ads build character and a sense of nostalgia  for viewers taking a stroll down the busy street.  I decided to do a little research to gain a better understanding of the faded … Continue reading

Inspiring Blog Award

I’ve been nominated for the “Inspiring Blog Award” by Joanna Linsley-Poe at Ancientfoods.  To be nominated by a blogger that I find inspiring made me smile.  Thank you Joanaa.  If you haven’t seen her blog, check it out, it is educational and entertaining! I’ve copied the rules for you. The rules for the “Inspiring Blog Award” are Acknowledge and thank the giver. Link … Continue reading

Art, Gender and the Ancient Olympic Games

For anyone interested in culture and history the Olympic Games are like a slice of heaven.  An event that has been around for hundreds of years which has grown to where over 200 countries cross and come to represent their home.  The ancient games began as a sporting festival and is full of legends and mystery.  Of course we can learn … Continue reading

Prehistoric Cave Paintings (Plus a How to for Kids)

Archaeosoup Production’s Facebook page recently shared this image. (If you haven’t checked out the page, I suggest you click here). I love this painting and the image inspired me to write a post about cave paintings.  Cave painting is a form of rock art which archaeologists study.  Some of my favorite examples of prehistoric art are the Lascaux cave paintings, found … Continue reading

Geißenklösterle Cave: Home of Artistic Early Modern Humans

New research suggests that over 40,000 years ago early modern humans in the Swabian Jura of southwestern Germany were utilizing mammoth  ivory and bird bone to create personal ornaments, figurines, and musical instruments.  The Aurignacian site is located in Geißenklösterle Cave and has been systematically studied since the 1970’s.  Researchers at Oxford and Tübingen say their newest radiocarbon dates from bones (with human markings found … Continue reading