c. 4000 b.c.e. romania, via

Cucuteni-Trypillian culture, also known as Cucuteni culture (from Romanian), Trypillian culture (from Ukrainian) or Tripolye culture (from Russian), is a Neolithic archaeological culture which existed from approximately 4800 to 3000 BC,fertility goddess

Africa | "Finger rings 'tisek' are passed between Tuareg women and men as signs of affection. Those with carnelian setting are believed to have the same properties as 'tanfouk' pendants in healing wounds and averting the evil eye". Rings shown here are from Mali. | Caption & image ©Angela Fisher, Africa Adorned.

Tuareg Rings “Finger rings ‘tisek’ are passed between Tuareg women and men as signs of affection. Those with carnelian setting are believed to have the same properties as ‘tanfouk’ pendants in healing.

Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is actually old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the build up of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times. In recent times the material has been recycled as eco-friendly jewelry.

Fordite: an anthropocenic mineral "formed from the built up of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times.

dipped sticks, painted polka dots

I think we forget the simple things for kids sometimes. How fun would it be to go find your own stick and use it to paint with? Or paint the stick?

James Michael Starr ~ collaged trowel. Wow....very cool....I'm running right out to pillage my garden shed! :)

The Constant Gatherer: James Michael Starr (Dad 16 x 5 x 4 inches Steel and wood trowel, photographic print)

Gorgeous Vintage Maps of the Mississippi River’s Path Over Time: map4

Gorgeous Vintage Maps of the Mississippi River’s Path Over Time

Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River - Floodplain maps, 1944 , made by Harold Fisk. This old cartography maps the alluvial valley of the lower Mississippi River, and the ribbons of colour are the banks of the river at various times in history.

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