Growing up in a Native American family in Montana I was taught the art of Native American beadwork by my Grandmother and Grandfather, Alice and Ernie Moran. Art is and was a very important part of my life. I was influenced by my Grandparents as well as my Aunt Connie Coulson. My aunt would paint, sculpted, make jewelry, bake and find many ways to express herself.
Below are examples of beadwork that I have completed.
The top piece (buffalo) was partially done by my grandmother.
She beaded the buffalo itself and years after she passed away a
woman gave it to me. My grandmother had given it to this
person to finish but she never did. So I took the buffalo portion
and made it into what it is now. I have worn it several times.