Relics

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I thought this would be a great forum to display the artwork of my VERY talented family.

Native American Relics

Recreated by Pete Atkins, Direct Male-Line Descendant of William Atkinson/Adkins, Sr., using traditional methods.  Pete’s wife Donna is also a gifted re-creator of Native American “relics”…she assisted Pete with the basket quiver, the cordage for the fishnet and wove by hand the back strap for the quiver!

*Of note, Cousin Pete is also a participant along with me in the third phase of the Native American DNA study being conducted by the authors of Cherokee DNA Studies, Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong.     The new book with the results of the Third Phase of the Study is due to be published soon.  The title of the upcoming book is “Cherokee DNA Studies, More Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong.”

QUIVER AX BOWLS SPOON CUP BY PETE ATKINS

Various Necessities of Daily Living used by Native Americans

 

Various Necessities of Native American Daily Living

Various Necessities of Daily Living Used by Native Americans

 

AX AND KNIFE MADE BY PETE ATKINS

Ax and Knife

 

PETE ATKINS OBSIDIAN BLADE

An Obsidian Blade

 

PETE ATKINS CHEROKEE BASKET

Cherokee Basket

NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE SPECIALIST/REENACTMENT PARTICIPANT

My third cousin David Adkins and his family live in West Virginia.  After his family, of course, his passion is playing the Native American flute.  He performs and gives demonstrations.    He is also participates in reenactments.  He is scheduled to participate in the Mary Engles event in September…but that might have to be postponed or cancelled.

DAVID ADKINS NA FLUTE

 

DAVID ADKINS JAM SESSION WITH KIDS

DAVID ADKINS PLAYING FLUTE

BIBLE JOURNALING

My cousin Debbie Adkins Vance is also a very talented artist.  She is co-pastor with her husband Clifford at their church in West Virginia.  Debbie loves to paint with acrylics…but one of Debbie’s passions is Bible journaling.

DEBBIE ADKINS TRAILER

DEBBIES TEEPEE

DEBBIES INDIAN ROBE

DEBBIES DREAM CATCHER

DEBBIES PRAYING WARRIOR

DEBBIES FIGHT LIKE A GILR

DEBBIES SUNFLOWERS

DEBBIES SUNFLOWERS 2

DEBBIES JESUS THE POTTER

DEBBIES GOD BLESS THE USA

 

EMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST!

My Cousin Jack Adkins is an Emmy award-winning graphic artist!

JACK ADKINS ADKINS NA PROJECT

I’m so honored!  Look what Cousin Jack made for me!  Thanks, Jack!

Dorene project

Cousin Jack’s latest….isn’t it awesome?!!!

BLOG O ADKINS WHERE ART THOU

Jack won his Emmy while working with this guy…recognize him?

JACK ADKINS GLEN CAMPBELL

CLARENCE OSBURN — ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE!

CLARENCE OSBURN ART PHOTO

CLARENCE OSBURN WALKING STICKS

Clarence has been creating his art since he can remember!  Here’s a great article that was written about him and his artwork:

https://www.morningjournal.com/news/lorain-county/artwork-has-been-a-lifelong-passion-and-hobby-for-lorain-man/article_ccaa6ab6-d8de-11ea-8df5-a73724b9e31b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR1mvcyJdjBrbsA5lLBnAlC-yTgt735AU4-qliAET7z22n8QIiNCb_ZH3l0

 

A.C. Leffel, Guitar Virtuoso!

 

Unbelievably Talented Photographer, Cousin Sheila Smith-Lee!!!

We have a famous gospel group in our family! The Adkins Brothers Quartet, made up of father Asbury, Kenny, Gerald and Vernon Adkins!

Cousin Velina Hewett, her daughter and grand daughters perform at Sycamore Schoals Native Culture Festival:

Velina is also a gifted artist!

MORE COMING SOON!