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    My name is Wenona Gardner. I am enrolled in the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohicans tribe. I am an writer and an artist.
    In May 26, 2000 I created the Artist's Way Circle of Milwaukee group and have moderated it for over four years and still do now. I have musical experience for ten years. I studied violin for 2 years, saxophone for 1 year, and clarinet for 8 years. I performed in several bands, orchestras, and musicals. I also played the Native American flute and was the lead singer for the Oneida Intertribal Singers of Milwaukee. I obtained a business & management and arts & humanities degree from Alverno College in '95.

    Two years later, I mustered up the courage to dare to live out my creative dreams...I went back to college at UW-Milwaukee to study drawing and painting post graduate. I began to play my Native American flute publically in the park. I helped paint a mural and got my picture in the paper! These were so exciting to me!!

    While I have had a long background learning music, it was only when I began to sing native songs and play the Native American flute that I began to feel the most benefits. I find myself talking about Native American culture more and it also shows up more often in my Morning Pages. I find more joy in exploring native themes in my drawings too. Indigenous artistic expressions are definitely the best medicine for healing to me!


    I still love making collages with rubber cement (I love the smell of rubber cement. lol), looking at crazy quilts, star quilts, stained glass rosettes, and crystals. While I still do art, music, jewelry making with beads, and dance...I am trying to put more focus on my writing. Musically, I recorded my own mp3 singing the "Rose." I want to record me singing in more mp3s. I have my Azure Breeze Gallery website of drawings, paintings, and poetry at:

    I created the Artist's Way Circle of Milwaukee inspired by my experience using Julia Cameron's' The Artist's Way. The group of 185 members will celebrate it's five year anniversary May 26, 2005. You can check it out at:
    Wenona Gardner

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    kewl...nice to meet you azure.... i admire talented people..


    • #3
      WoW! quite an impressive accomplishment! welcome to the site!!! Cool webpages too!


      • #4

        welcome to, your accomplishments are quite impressive and you play saxaphone too, WOW i would love to learn that instrument... Its sooo sexxxay.. hehe

        ~~~ Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. ~~~


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          Originally posted by AngelFeather
          your accomplishments are quite impressive and you play saxaphone too, WOW i would love to learn that instrument... Its sooo sexxxay.. hehe
          Yeah it is an interesting instrument. I was able to play my saxophone in a jazz band....and you know how jazz music is.
          Wenona Gardner


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            yeah jazz is awesome music, I love all types of music from opera to heavy metal..LOL.
            i grew up in a musical family so we always had music in our home, I played piano for many years but think because it became forced on me i lost interest so then i married a man that plays electrical guitar and love to listen to him play he plays so soothingly, he use to seranade our daughter when she was a baby and the funny thing was that guitar was her first word, hehe, not mom or dad.. LOL
            nice to meet ya and keep up the beautiful work you do.

            ~~~ Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. ~~~


            • #7
              Oh I forget

              I also have some of my artwork in the Pow Gallery
              Wenona Gardner


              • #8
                Welcome !! :Wave
                "Only that which is the other gives fully unto ourselves"

                " Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land"


                • #9
                  Welcome aboard azurebreeze

                  :hey!: welcome to

                  "A person who works with their hands is a laborer,
                  A person who works with their hands & their brain is a craftsman,
                  A person who works with their brain & their heart ... is an Artist".
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                  • #10
                    Hello from upstate NY....:)
                    R.I.P. my Bros from the 1st MAR DIV, 3rd MAR DIV, 25th I.D., 10th MTN DIV, V Corps, 170th IBCT who gave their lives in the Cold War, Marines we lost in Korea during Team Spirit '89 & Okinawa '89- bodies never recovered, Panama, 1st Gulf War, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq...


                    • #11
                      Hi from Athens Ga..

                      Welcome.. I know you'll enjoy this site..


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