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Spring whale - AKN8TV hand drawn coloring page by EskimoScrybe
Spring whale - AKN8TV hand drawn coloring page
Part of a series I am doing to provide culturally appropriate and fun coloring pages for my daughter.  This one features the bowhead whale filled with Inupiaq inspired design for coloring pleasure. 

Available for purchase here:

Thanks for looking!
Ain True Love AKN8TV ivory necklace by EskimoScrybe
Ain True Love AKN8TV ivory necklace
scrimshawed walrus ivory pendant and seed beads.  Need help identifying the square teal colored beads….the tag fell off.  

more info please visit:

for more info on the materials I use click on the link at the bottom of my journal. 

Thanks for looking! 
Eagle Drums - AKN8TV myth by EskimoScrybe
Eagle Drums - AKN8TV myth
Not too sure where I should have stuck this! I have self published a second edition of my novella, years of hard work has gone into this gem!  In honor of the place I live…in the heart of the Eagle Mother's domain…. ……  You can purchase on my Etsy site:

The synopsis: Following the tradition of native oral histories, Eagle Drums is the retelling of an ancient myth that has been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. This is the story of an Inupiaq Eskimo boy in the Arctic who is taken from his family by a flock of golden eagles who are able to take human form. The boy is told that he must learn a series of lessons or his life will be taken. Thus begins the story of how Inupiaq music and dance came to be.

In a mysterious and other worldly retelling, our main character learns the previously unknown arts of singing, dancing, and holding a feast.  In a time when the people of the north did not have trade and avoided each other as much as possible, learning these social gifts were considered hopeless. This unusual boy has no option but to learn the lessons of sociability and music quickly in hopes of returning to his parents, and avoid the fate of his two brothers before him who had been killed for refusing to take part.

The boy follows the orders of the aging Golden Eagle mother and learns all that he can about song and dance under her pyrite gaze.  He returns to his parents and holds the first “Kiviq,” or “Messenger feast,” with humans that are sent by the Great Mother herself.  Thus began the tradition of a feast that is held in times of abundance, a tradition that is central to life in the Arctic, and one that is still held today.
Love song - AKN8TV earrings by EskimoScrybe
Love song - AKN8TV earrings
Alaska Native cured seal gut earrings

For more info about the material please click on the link at the bottom of my journal.

For sale here:


Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I woke up one day,
To find that I had a wonderful life,
It was a brilliant surprise.

Current Residence: Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska

Twitter: @Nasugraq
Facebook: search for Alaskan Native Artist Nasugraq Rainey Higbee

Experience the arctic with me here:
I'm back...ish....

I have a really good excuse this time!  I became a mom. ;)   I have only just recently reclaimed my brain from the fog of sleep deprivation and it feels good to be able to create again!  I am also glad to be back on Deviant art!

Hope this finds you all healthy and happy! 

And for some reason I cannot load my don't think I am ignoring you .


Cut and paste stuff

*I encourage questions and communication about my artwork...since it's a bit different than most.

*How do I get my materials?  you can read about it here:  Where My Materials come from

*I have started a blog.... :) (Smile)

*I also take TONS of photos of the place that I live, you can enjoy them too at my stock account:  :iconarctic-stock:

*Thanks to all of the people who fav my work, and leave comments! are much appreciated!

*If you would like to purchase my artwork , please visit my etsy stores:

3D work and jewelry:
2D work :
Arctic things for your craft, you and your home:

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little-cruel-thing Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for favs :)
Fleur-de-Noel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional
Happy Birthday! birthday cake balloon Gift for You 
EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D
JOCAPS Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Hi Dear!
For once I had few minutes free this morning, and read your "journal de bord"
Great, fantastic, I'm deeply happy to learn you had a baby with your husband last summer!
all my congratulations.
You start my day with this sunny new!:D (Big Grin) Clap :happybounce: 
EskimoScrybe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hello!  I LOVE your hair ties! Very inspirational stuff :)

Thank you for the time!
JOCAPS Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Hi Dear!
I'm sure you could make incredible hair clips with the hunting of your husband and your summer findings on the defrost toundra!!!
What you need is super flexible and strong leach and those comb clips are wonderful. here a link :… I found quite cheap ones, mine are signed Balmain, cost an eye, but I'm sure they come from this chinese furnisher.
You must find clear color ones for the blondies.
Make me a note if I can help you to find quickly technical shortcuts.
EskimoScrybe Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for your help!  So kind! :) much appreciated.....
lamelobo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
happy happy birthday :) :party:
EskimoScrybe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
inthebackground Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
happybirthday purpledinosaurX3 
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