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By Beverly DeVerney Cole
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About

I would like to someday be considered the Grandma Moses of the technology age. I have loved to draw since I was a young girl. Now that I have plenty of time on my hands, I love to create drawings on my Wacom Intous Pen Tablet. I am also an official member of federally recognized tribe of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) from Upper Michigan.  I am fascinated by my Native American heritage and I came up with the idea of drawing Native Americana Folkart because quite frankly, I don't see any out there and just want to create awareness.  I created my first Native Americana Folkart drawings in 2013.  I created four drawings (see below) representing each season of the year, depicting what I vision my ancestors doing on a normal day in "Ottawa Village".

2013 Seasonal Collection - A Winter Day in Ottawa Village
2013 Seasonal Collection - A Winter Day in Ottawa Village
2013 Seasonal Collection - A Spring Day in Ottawa Village
2013 Seasonal Collection - A Spring Day in Ottawa Village
2013 Seasonal Collection - A Summer Day in Ottawa Village
2013 Seasonal Collection - A Summer Day in Ottawa Village
2013 Seasonal Collection - An Autumn Day in Ottawa Village
2013 Seasonal Collection - An Autumn Day in Ottawa Village
Elderly Ottawa couple by Lake Michigan.  She's making a Black Ash Basket and he is whitteling a flute
Elderly Ottawa couple by Lake Michigan. She's making a Black Ash Basket and he is whitteling a flute

Risks and challenges

The drawings have already been created. The only obstacle I see is if the online printing service or frame supply store I have chosen have run out of supplies and I'll have to wait. Upon receiving my pictures and frames, I will have to package them, address them and send them off. We are currently in the middle of selling our house and hopefully moving up to Manistee, Michigan by the end of May 2014 so hopefully my project won't get lost in the shuffle of packing and moving.

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    Get a postcard copy of each 2013 Ottawa Village - Seasons Collection. Along with a 4x6 matte copy of the elderly couple featured.

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