MikeD

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Age: 40
Hometown: Stilwell
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Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status Single
Smoker No
Drinker Yes
Education Self Taught
Children Love kids, but not for me

Interests and Personality

BiographyI am a tribal citizen of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. I live in the Fairdield indian community northeast of Stilwell in the Trail of Tears District (Adair County. I have been creating contemporary Cherokee Basketry since 1991. I learned from Shawna Morton-Cain. In 2006 I took a class in traditional Cherokee coiled pottery from master potter Anna Sixkiller-Mitchell. Pottery is something I only dabble in as of now, and do onl,y for my own enjoyment, but I am getting better at it, and one of these days I will have a piece that I am confident enough to enter into a show.
InterestsMy interest is all things traditional Cherokee. I like traditional art, but I also like contemporary art. I go to Stomp Dances, hog frys...anything to be around my people.
MusicI like all music, except country and gospel. My favorite band is Poison. My favorite all time vocalist is Aretha Franklin and Natalie Cole, so that tells you how diverse my musical interests are.
FilmsMy favorite movie is called "Mists of Avalon" with Ajelica Houston. My favorite actresses are Stockard Channing, Sally Fields and Sandra Bullock
Televisionthis will sound funny, but my favorite all time TV show is "The Golden Girls".
BooksMy favorite book is called "In Plain Sight: Evidence of Pre-Columbian Contact in the Americas" by Gloria Farley. She was a local artist from Heavener, OK who is credited for discovering the famous "Heavener Runestone" and traveled all over the Soutwestern United States looking at petroglyphs and ancient rock graffiti and dedicated her life to studying it.
HeroesMy hero is Shawna Morton Cain. She was a teacher of mine in high school who influenced my life greater in ways that I cannot explain. She taught me to be myself, and not worry about what others think. She also sparked an interest in the traditional arts of my ancestors. I owe her alot.

Exhibitions

August 25-September 3, 2007: "Cherokee Homecoming Art Show and Sale, Tahlequah, OK Sept. 1- Sept 3, 2007: "Cherokee National Holiday Art Show and Sale" in Tahlequah, OK

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cynthiababy

Cynthiafeki407@yahoo.com How is your day....... I saw your profile at www.myartprofile.com and some thing about you move my intress to comminicate with you so how is life treating you. Please i want you to use this email address to write me back(Cynthiafeki407@yahoo.com) so that i can give you my picture and tell you more about me ok.stay cool and enjoy your self.kisesssssssssss Yours lovely Cynthia

Brischit

Hello and hope to see some of your work soon ! Regards, Brischit

Enamelroom

You saw sometime ENAMEL MOSAIC? I shall be glad it to show and hear your response. Andrey.

debsart1

Hi! Welcome to the site! i look forward to seeing some of your work! Best Wishes, Deborah

Sarah

Hi, don't forget to email your friends about your new My Art Profile URL! Send them a link to your new page http://www.myartprofile.com/MikeD.

christianhealingart

Hi, welcome to this website. Everyone is helpful and friendly. Message me when you have some images uploaded. Looking forward to seeing your art. Visit my site when you get a chance.

Belinda ( Deleted user )

Hi Mike welcome to the site really interesting biography I cant wait to see some images of your work when you upload some please let me know...best wishes Belinda

lemonmousse

hi mike, and welcome, would love to see your work and the pottery too!

kelli

You joined right after I did it would seem, so I thought I would do as so many others have done for me and welcome you. I cant wait to see your baskets.

Narnar

Hi Mike, welcome to the forum. Looking toward seeing your work. Narnar/Marlena

Robbie

Hello and welcome, Mike, I;ll be returning to view you r work soon. I;m looking forward to meeting you. Best regards, Robbie.

Juliano

Hi Mike Welcome to the site! Best regards. Juliano

ranjan

Hello Mike welcome, I'll back to visit your site when you upload some of your works, please messsage me on my board, best wishes - ranjan

saradiciero

Welcome to this site Mike! I coudn't see your artworks! Regards Sara

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hi Mike, Welcome to the site. I'm looking forward to seeing your work. I have a feeling it involves baskets.

Sarah

Hi MikeD, Can I help? This is a Free Forum for people like us to communicate about our passion of Art in whatever form. We are free to promote our own websites & commissions to Art lovers around the world. This website does all the advertising so we don't have to. In addition the more contacts you make in the industry the more popular we become as Artists in turn more people will show an interest in our Public Exhibitions. Keep in touch with everyone! X