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Gourdfolk Santa hanging on my dresser mirror

There is a Gourdfolk Santa hanging on my dresser mirror.

There is a Gourdfolk Santa hanging on my dresser mirror that reminds me all the time that there is another part of my life waiting for me to return.

I don’t know how many of you, my old friends, will find this page after so many years, but I thought I’d put this out there and see. I put my wood burning tools on hiatus after my mother became ill in 2004. I just couldn’t find the time or energy to work on anything creative for a long time. Eventually, I signed up for a little adult education class nearby just to have something for me on my calendar and have a place where I could go paint and play with clay. I had played with clay in high school and for a while in my early 20′s when a friend stored his old kick wheel in my garage. I never expected to fall so head over heals for ceramics, but I did. I’ll tell you all more eventually. In the mean time, if you’re interested take a peek at what I’ve been up to www.cedarpocket.etsy.com and visit my blog http://www.cedarpocketceramics.com/wordpress/

Anyway, I’m checking in, letting you know I’m alive and well and I still have a whole shed full of gourds that speak pretty loudly to me these days. Maybe it’s because it’s Christmas time and I miss seeing you all. I marvel at how many of my gourds must be out there being unpacked this time of year; being brought down from attics and lifted from shelves. I always made a point of thanking you for your love and support, but I’d like to reiterate now how much I have appreciated your unwavering enthusiasm all these years.

I have a feeling that I’ll be picking up my wood burning tools and picking through those gourds next year.

Anyone out there? I’d love to hear from you…leave a comment?

Cheers to you, Melissa