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Video left of finding a mammoth skull and matching tusk showing a lifestyle I live and where my materials come from
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July 2023 update
Summer in Alaska is passing fast. I aquired a new boat for going out fossil hunting that I can live on for a month, very excited and should have some good fossils end of summer. I have 4 new books written, but publisher thinks we should focus on the sale of previous 8 so nothing new coming out yet. Knifes selling well --a focus for now on story knives with artifact handles from 2 to 5,000 years old and as old as the last ice age, as well as experimenting with bronze and copper blades. Tucson show was best ever and depend on it, so spend all year gearing up for that one 2 week show . Those of you who can meet up with me there, I have a lot to show not in the web store and best prices. Many customers write the visit off as a business expense. Met somone who influenced me to split my business kind of 'guy stuff' and 'ladies stuff' So, 'Miles of Alaska' has 'Swan designs' for the ladies specializing on love stories and romantic, more dainty and high end necklaces. Then "Phoenix fire" for the custom knives and animal parts and such. I've been making up logos, cards, fancy hand made gift boxes, product lines along these lines and see how it goes.New direction a link I wrote a few songs using Garage band had fun in a new creative direction. Doing well enough financially to have time to explore my creativity. At 72 semi retired? More doing what I want. Getting paid to have fun. My best art is what I do for fun without worrying about what it sells for or to who. Good work sorts itself out it seems.
I set up a (not so new now) selling site on My Etsy Site, featuring other items not offered here.
Note - I am a one man show, and am at the source, out remote. Communication not as reliable as in the city. I could also be out on a fossil hunt for a few days ,so understand potential delays. Email me if each day matters. Good news is good prices! I charge only actual shipping costs, not intended to be part of my profit! Those who know me here on my own site 'get it' having issues with the more civilized ETSY policies. (grin) Took me a week to almost get kicked off (and I mention this with pride?) Want my autograph? Can you believe knives are weapons supporting violence? And mammoth ivory is dealing in illegal artifacts? Oh my! Yes! I shall behave! Shame on me!
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