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Strolling Around Sequim, Washington Plus More

August 25, 2019

Chronologies, Excerpts, Fragments and Reflections!
the Artistic Journals of Dan Abernathy

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Strolling Around Sequim, Washington

To say Sequim, Washington is a hidden gem is as elusive as the title of the town itself. It was once believed Sequim meant, “quite waters,” but was later discovered by a tribal linguist to be wrong.
     Timothy Montler, an expert in the study of dying languages has studied the Klallam language and interviewed elders. He determined the correct translation is, “place for going to shoot,” a reference to the Sequim-Dungeness Valley’s once-great elk and waterfowl hunting.
IMG_4344Sequim is located along the Dungeness River near the base of the Olympic Mountains. It is in the rain shadow and receives on average less than 16 inches of rain per year, which is much less then the surrounding area. This unique climate aids in making Sequim, “The Lavender Capital of North America”, rivaled only by France.
IMG_4402   This area of Washington seemed to have everything from mountains, elk and timber to, orcas, oceans and oysters. Peruse these few images and you to will see why this is a must see and a fantastic place to return to. – dbA


The Chool Cast

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I have a new episode of the Chool Cast out and in it is a,
Conversation With Someone You Should Know
This dialogue exchange was a fun! I was able to be witness to Zahira and the Rising Buffalo Tribe and to say I was moved with their performance would be a great loss of emotions. When I got to meet Zahira and invite her to the Chool Bus for a conversation, well we clicked. The rest was magic. She not only is a light worker and humanitarian she graces the realm of sound with her voice. Zahira is definitely, Someone You Should Know. Even with hearing her angelic voice, being in her presence was dancing in the realm of white light. I hope you felt the real compassion as I did. Find her on line and treat yourself to some bliss.
You can connect through here website at: www. zahiramusic.com
Zahira is definitely, Someone You Should Know.
Go to http://www.contributechaos.com and click on the Chool Cast link  to listen to The Chool Cast Episode 12


Mother American Night – My Life in Crazy Times
By John Perry Barlow
IMG_4699I finally acquired John Perry’s book, Mother American Night and I have to say it was a fantastic read. Perhaps because he was a good friend and I knew some of the stories, or that he was a neighbor and one of the first like-minded oddities I met when I ventured into Wyoming. Whatever the many reasons were, I enjoy turning the pages of this book. John wrote with an openness and honesty that parallels free writers of thought such as, Richard Brautigan and Charles Bukowski. He spoke the truth in this book, not how people might have wanted to see it, but rather how it was. John Perry Barlow did live his life as, “An American Life Like No Other.”


Page From My Journals

Remebered

If I Am Remembered

If I am remembered after I leave this world, let me be remembered for knowing love, even when love might have been foolish. Remember that I cared without judgment and always looked at the good in a person, as I overlooked what might have not been. Remember the words that I created and shared. They were meant only to evoke thought and were never exposed to pursue a way that was not yours. I pray that the last thought remembered will be to share my beliefs that basically the heart of all people, with just a sliver of encouragement, can be good.


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I have escaped, freely walked away from the constant injection of what’s current. I am free, as my mind is no longer concerned with the opinions of the world. – dbA
PHOTO: Standing in the sand on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington.

Cairn
Calmness is the foundation we enter that directs us to teach ourselves what we want to learn. – dbA
PHOTO: dbA Cairn on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington.

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The greatest wealth is not what is valued by a materialistic and money driven society. Real wealth is your spiritual values and how they offer you a true path to live your life. – dbA
PHOTO: Found sculls on the high desert of Wyoming

Somniative Collection.
The Somniative Collection has no borders or parameters. This collection is inspired and created from found natural objects and or rusted metal from abandoned dumpsites. Old, antique, reclaimed and repurposed metallic objects are mounted to enhance the uniqueness. These are one-of-a-kind, completely created by the hands of the artist.

M2519

This is made from a very old found leg bone. Found on the high dessert of Wyoming. The inside of the cracked bone is packed with beautiful Amethyst. Wrapped with patinaed copper. This piece of art is one-of-a-kind and completely created by the hands of the artist. M2519, approximately 3” X 11” $150
Go to www.chaoscrations.net to order

M2619

This is made from a very old found hipbone. Found on the high dessert of Wyoming. Wrapped in socket with copper wire is a large piece of Turquoise from Kingman Arizona. Wrapped with patinaed copper. This piece of art is one-of-a-kind and completely created by the hands of the artist. M2619, approximately 3” X 11” $200
Go to www.chaoscrations.net to order

These pieces are from the Somniative Collection. I wanted to offer a bit of background on the name and the inspiration for the art in the Somniative Collection. I met an amazing artist, Christopher Reitmaier at an art festival. He too travels the show circuit and not only makes great art, but also lives the free vagabond lifestyle I am so attracted to. His art comes from recycled and reclaimed bits and pieces he finds on the street and in old dump sites. I was so inspired seeing his work, visiting with him and finding out that we both knew some of the same eclectic people traveling this world. I was so inspired by his work, after scrounging around old dumpsites on a ranch or two in Wyoming; I added it into my own style and ideas. The result I am very happy with and I hope you are too. The name, Somniative Collection derives from Christopher’s Instagram name and means, obsolete and relating to dreams. To you Christopher I thank you and cannot wait to see you down the road.

The Chool Bus
Me_TireBUS DWELLERS
Trying to safe a few dollars with a recap tire can cost you a lot more then what you thought you were saving. Bus Life Matters so keep good rubber on your house!


The Unique and Eclectic Jewelry of Dan Abernathy

This artistic jewelry is created completely by Dan Abernathy. Formed from his ideas and visions, the core of this one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry is created using recycled copper from demoed houses and power lines. It is shaped and patina then combined with crystals, stones, and vintage objects of all types to enhance the unique flair.

118319This piece of handmade jewelry is created from a recycled copper wire, pounded, shaped and patinaed holding a fossilized sand dollar. Fastening hooks are handmade. Chain is treated copper. Over all size is 4 ” X 2 #118319 $88
Go to www.chaoscrations.net to order.
118419This piece of handmade jewelry is created from a recycled copper wire, pounded, shaped and patinaed holding a piece of turquoise from Kingman Arizona. Copper bowl is created from reclaimed copper flashing. Fastening hooks are handmade. Chain is treated copper. Over all size is 2 ¼ ” X 2 #118419 $108
Go to www.chaoscrations.net to order.
118519This piece of handmade jewelry is created from a recycled copper wire, pounded, shaped and patinaed holding a piece of turquoise from Kingman Arizona. Fastening hooks are handmade. Chain is treated copper. Over all size is 3 ” X 2 #118519 $128
Go to www.chaoscrations.net to order


The Essential Way – A Foundation For Peace

And The Seven Elements of the Essential Way –
Calmness, Compassion, Kindness, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Love and Mindfulness

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Even if you think you don’t, you do. There are 10 minutes to be had each day to find your true self. To quiet the mind in meditation and be with who you are, to become acquainted with your higher self. These 10 minutes, found daily will alter the way you feel, see things, think and most importantly, how you respond. – dbA


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