Colington Live Oak
I took this shot when we went to pick up one of my Mary's friends, after they went swimming in the creek.
A Gift from Mary
Mary made this for me at one of her Girl Scout meetings.
A Gift from Bill
Bill and I worked on this together on Mother's Day. I can't even begin to say how much stress this fence will take away from my everyday life... the dogs are MIA... again. I might as well change their names to Harry and Mindfreak... I apologize if you are not familiar with these references to escape artists.
Relaxation, Meditation & Inspiration
I was struggling the day I started it because I had kept myself busy all day doing these things that are not fun to blog about, take pictures of or show to another human being and say... "LOOK WHAT I HAVE DONE, See... what I do IS important."
Am I blogging for me or do I have ulterior motives?
Do I want others to read this? Sure I do... do I want people to like what I say and do... of course... but is that my "purpose" for doing this?
One of my biggest struggles with starting Green Gourd Creations was simply putting "myself" out there.
Then I tried to create things that I thought I could sell, instead of making things that I was inspired to create. I tried to come up with something that I could make in quantity along with making in a reasonable amount of time. Sounded very business like of me, and it made sense at first. The only thing was... it wasn't comfortable. No wonder I found it difficult to motivate. I wasn't inspired. It felt like a lie. Like I was trying to sell an illusion of myself, a cheap knock off.
Did I do every piece I have sold?
As an "artist", I will probably never be able to look at something I have created and " love it" or see past its multitudes of flaws and misspelled words. However, I should be able to look at a piece and say... "that's me, I did that"... It should reflect who I am or how I feel.