These were the designs inside the bowls that I found in the Smithsonian’s NYC American Indian Museum. The bowls were way more interesting than anything in my cabinets and I avoided ellipses by ignoring them.

According to the museum: “The Mimbres area of southwestern New Mexico and northwestern Chihuahua was ideally situated for trading exotic materials. Copper bells and macaws moved northward from Sinola, while turquoise moved south. Mimbres black-on-white and red-on-white bowls often represent insects and other animals, including macaws.”

Everyday in May 2016: Drawn from direct observation of the artwork while in the American Indian Museum, NYC. Materials vary. Acrylic paint; pencil, Sharpie Fine Pen; occasional use of Pitt Brush Pens or gouache or Caran d’Ache Neocolor crayons; commercial letter and number stamps; StazOn pigment stamp ink. When the month is completed it will be bound as a book with a spiral coil.