Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ghoulie Gourds and sketchbooks

These gourds are a handsome bunch aren't they? Well I think so, "Black Cat" has already found a new home, and I'm just waiting for the other "guys" to say their goodbyes.
It's funny how attached you become to your own creations, at least I do! My "Studio" will feel a little empty, so I guess I should start on some new gourds, to fill their empty spaces. I have some sketches for new ones, different ones,... I have sketches for lots of things, and I don't really leave home without a sketchbook, that and at least 12 or so well sharpened pencils, all with new erasers. Actually it's not a real "sketchbook" ,just a composition book, one of many that I've coIlected from my children throughout the years, waste not want not! I try to sketch often, especially on long trips while my husband drives and there have been times when I could not get pencil to paper fast enough. But I do better at home, sitting on the sofa, trying to watch tv and missing most of whats going on, simply because drawing is sooo much better..sometimes! I misplaced one of my sketchbooks once and I was like a lunatic till I found it. I kept thinking all my art, all my ideas gone! I honestly don't think I'll ever have the time to create all those dolls, but just the thought of not having them was like I lost part of myself .... go figure. I'll
try to post a few of my sketches later, as soon as my son can help me
scan them, I'll do it.


Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Hi Flora!
I have to tell you just how wonderful your warty old gourds are! You have awesome talent.
Kiss those little babies for me.

Silke Janas-Schloesser said...

I think I love everything you create !!

Flora said...

How very kind of you to say that ,
I think your creations are to die for though!!!