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Colorado Glass Artist

Marty White Elk Holmes




About the Artist & Family

"I never really took a complete breath until my son was born"

~ White Elk

 

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"We give many thanks to the great creator for the blessings of purpose and vision, and for the passion to pursue our dreams. From our family to yours, we sincerely appreciate your patronage and support of the arts."

Namaste'
Marty, Jo & Elijah

 

 





Family owned & operated


Colorado Glass Artist, White Elk, and his family have lived in a remote area in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains for over twenty years. His exquisite blown glass art is created in a unique mountain studio he custom built adjacent to his home.

 

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Elijah - 2½

 

White Elk and his partner, Jo, were blessed by the birth of their son, Elijah Nokoi, in May of 1996. Elijah's birth inspired them to build a glass blowing studio adjacent to their mountain cabin so that they could both be at home working and raising their son.

White Elk's personal spiritual journey and his family are the passion,
heart and soul of his work.
~

"The first look into the eyes of the beloved child,  is like the spirit that moved upon the face of the waters, giving birth to heaven and earth..."

 

 

"Whenever my children become wild and unruly,
I use a nice safe playpen.
When they're finished,
 I climb out..."

~ Erma Bombeck




 

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Elijah - 5 ½

 

 

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Elijah - 7 ½

 

 

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"My Dad "
  by Elijah Holmes - age 7

 

 



 
O.K., I know it's because I'm his Mom, but when Elijah said he was going to draw us a picture of his Dad, I expected stick figure people. This was what we got.

As told by Elijah:
"The head is the earth, the hair is the yellow shooting stars with the sun above. The neck and wrists are the ocean, the fingers are leaves, the arms are eagles, the body is the universe, the legs are tree trunks and the feet are bears. I didn't want to use anything man-made Mom, only nature..."


"On this 28th day in June of 2003,
my son took my breath away."
 
  --Elijah's Mom




"You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one..."

 

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Strawberry Fields - John Lennon Memorial
Elijah @ 9 ½

 

 

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Central Park - New York City

 

And they say the acorn
never falls too far from the tree
they may be right...

 


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Elijah's Blows his First Ornament!
10 Years Old




 


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Pictures that need no explanation...
Priceless!

 

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~ Elijah 12 yoa ~

 


 

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~ Elijah 12 yoa ~
Elijah was in our local paper last week for shooting an "Eagle"
from 155 yards out!! and two Birdies,
all in the same tournament.
Um, I'm not bragging though...

 


 

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~ Elijah 16 yoa ~

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore... Dream... Discover..."
~ Mark Twain

 

It's a Girl!!!
Our newest Family Member

"My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am."
~Author Unknown


 

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"Shiva"
(One of the principal Hindu deities,
worshiped as the destroyer and restorer of worlds )

 
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"Shiva"

 

 

Welcome to the Neighborhood
(All photos shot on our mountain, in our yard,
which borders the Rocky Mountain National Park and the
Roosevelt National Forest)

 


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"Longs Peak"
Our Front Yard

 

 

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"Bless the four corners of this house
and be thy lintel blest;
And bless the hearth, and bless the board,
And bless each place of rest;
And bless the door that opens wide
To stranger, as to kin;
And bless each crystal windowpane
That lets the starlight in;
And bless the rooftree overhead;
And every sturdy wall.
The peace of man, the peace of One,

The peace of love on all..."

 

 

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North Fork River - Glen Haven, Colorado

This is pure virgin water which runs through our property from glacier and snow melts off the
Mummy Range in the Rocky Mountain National Park

~ Right outside our back door ~

 

 


This HUGE bear, and any number of his friends, never fail to wake us up
pawing through the trash, if we forget to lock our bear proof trash can.

 

 

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This young bear woke up hungry from Spring hibernation
and broke into our neighbors cabin looking for something to eat.
We hunted him down with our cameras and I believe
he was relocated to another part of the Roosevelt National Forest.

 

 

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One of our more formidable neighbors,
spotted meandering through OUR FRONT YARD!!!
(yes, that's a mountain lion!)

 

 
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These two ladies drop by
every morning for breakfast

 

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And an occasinal romp under the trampoline...

 



"It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land."

~ Sitting Bull

 

 

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Definitely the neighborhood bullies.

 


 

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Beauty, grace and power - all the way

 

 

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Velvet Brothers

 


 

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"Hey, you looking at me?
I think you're looking at me!"

 

 
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One of my favorite visitors

 

 


 

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So cute I had to post him twice!

 

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This little robin is either in love with herself, territorial about
this other robin who seems to be hanging around,
or else she just wants very badly to come in and visit.
She often sits right at the window looking in at us,
we've come to think of her as one of the family...

 

 

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"Bald Eagle"

O.K., I know it's hard to see,
but still, we saw it, and what a thrill!

 

 

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We released two of these little guys in our yard one evening
as part of a conservation project.

Art that Rehabilitates

 

 



"The Journey is my home"

~ Muriel Rukeyser



 

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"Hi, can I come in and tear up your house?
Just leave the door open once,
and I'll be happy to destroy your pantry!"

 

 


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Another one of our daily visitors who has a rather LARGE family

 

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O.K., so yes, you're cute, but just where do you think you're going?

Oh, I don't think so...

 

 

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Wild Turkey on the rocks anyone?

 

 
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