Happy New Year!!!!!
Hello! I hope you are all having a wonderful year so far. I know we have! I wanted to write to fill you in on what I have been up to and some new schedule announcements, As well as some exciting new projects!
Lisa and I just got back from a weeklong trip to Ketchikan, Alaska. All that I can say is WOW!!! I had never been to Alaska before and I am in love! We took some amazing wanders along the beach and up into the mountains as well as checked out a ton of native history. I have always held a special fascination with the native peoples of the Pacific Northwest. Their primitive living skills, art, and legends have always held a special place in my heart. Everything from their dwellings to their baskets were made into the most beautiful functional art that leaves me speechless when I stand in its presence. I am so thankful that so much of it has been preserved and is still practiced. We are already planning a longer summer trip and eventually may do some classes up there!
NEW SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENTS!
The 2014 schedule is coming along nicely and I still have dates available throughout the summer. Get in touch with us to set up a class in your area.
Here’s a quick rundown of my offerings so far– you can find more detailed info on my schedule page:
March 15-16 my good friend Bill Mcconnell from PAST skills will be teaching a “Primitive Arrow Making” class here in central Florida. I will be assisting him. He will be focusing on Arrows of the South Eastern peoples. We will be putting up the link on both our sites shortly. Bill is by far and away the best primitive hunter I know. This is a class not to be missed! Check out his website at www.pastskills.com
“Sacred order of survival class” in Virginia.
“Survival Scout” class in Arizona.
“Sacred Order of Survival” class in West Virginia.
I will be adding plenty to the schedule in the coming days so keep checking back!!
I am proud to announce that Grayman Knives are now the official knives of the Primitive Arts Collective!! Mike and Sue are awesome and make some of the finest most durable blades you can buy. I highly recommend them to all my students and have been for many years. I will be writing an article about my time with their blades that will be released in the near future. We will also be collaborating on an “Official” PAC blade as well!!! Go check them out www.graymanknives.com
That’s all for now folks! I hope to see you all soon!!
Tom Brown III