FaNS on FaceBook

Family of Native Spirits logo with feather fan and medicine wheelI created my first FaceBook group tonight. It’s for a group I belong to offline:  Family of Native Spirits (FaNS).  Our membership is of Native Americans and friends in and around the Quad Cities of Iowa & Illinois.

Our group chose this name because we want the idea of family to represent all we do. We want to show love and respect for everyone in our group and we welcome diversity in membership. We believe in living with a Native Spirit of respect for life in all forms and to respect and honor the history, culture, and traditions of the Native American peoples who reside in our vast country. We ask those who wish to join the group to share our mutual respect and love.

We are a new group for the area working to create our identity and build relationships with each other and the wider community.

Our Yahoo! Group:


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Online Publishing Won Me Over

I always felt that since I could create my own website code, I should. If I took the easy way out and used an online site creator (even!) was selling out–being lazy. But I’ve given in and recognized that procrastination is so ingrained in my personality that I’d never get anything online at all unless I used the available tools.

So in addition to my online stores, I now have an online portfolio:

It’s a website built for artists just to display their artwork. It also has the advantage of being a social network for artists. Members can connect to others who work on the same type of projects or for the same type of clients to or who share other interests to comment, critique, encourage, and share their experiences and ideas.

My initial portfolio is just some graphic design work I created in school, but it’s so easy, I’m sure I’ll post much more soon.

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