From now forward every time I send a batch of “Mushrooms” or other art, I will have at least one included for a child.
One of my favorites human in my life was my Uncle George. to this day I tear up when I say his name, Uncle George! So precious–and I don’t know the correct thing to call it. Growing up, it was called “slow”. How I wish I could have the heart Uncle George had. He taught me so much! If you have an Uncle (or Aunt George in your life, please let us consider he,/her for some art! If you have a special person, grown or otherwise, then please lets do it! Such pure hearts!
A few days ago i received a ton of things from my niece Cam for the “Mushrooms”. A few of the items went into this one and it will be shipped to her in Alaska next Tuesday.
A thought this Monday Morning—-In a little while Arleney and I will start packing the “Mushrooms” to go across the USA and overseas. Most all will be “Paying It Forward” or donating to a charity. It is not my wish for you to damage yourself financially. Please give what you can comfortably give–You do not have to give $75.—–If your family needs it I would much rather you take care of them—give what you can!—In my younger years I have heard “Give until it hurts!”. No, No No, my God does not want or need it! Take care of yourself, your family, and then give what is comfortable. Like my friend, the great and wonderful creator of the Miracle Cross Gardens near Montgomery, Alabama, Reverend W.C Rice would sav, “Jesus doesn’t need your money! He wants your love!”
These two were made especially for two great-grandchildren I seldom see but they are very special to me, They are Ellie and Diesel. The antique bird goes to Ellie—The parrot and 2 little cars goes to Diesel. Their big brother Jaden is very close with me.
Good Sunday morning—Some will say it is “The Lord’s day”—Some will say Saturday is the true “Sabbath”. I say, every day is God’s day and he is enjoying me being on this earth. His arms encircle me or I will truly fall, spiritually and physically! God has a purpose for me or I wouldn’t be here. He gave me the best soulmate partner wife, Arleney who always encourages me. I am so wealthy with what God has given me. I am grateful!
I just got a load of new Apoxie Sculpt–direct from the Maker–And it was raining gently. What a crazy time to try something a little different—So I have this basically square wooden finial , a little larger than the one I usually use, and I decided to make a larger “Mushroom”. And off go. I prepare the finial and I guess at he amount of Apoxie (wrong– too much) and I did not take into count the humidity. It was not long before the Apoxie became like quick sand, devouring what I was placing into it. Two hours later I was still fighting it and it had taken a floppy shape of its own. Well the average “Mushroom” weighs just about one pound—this weighs almost three pounds and has way too much money tied up in the crystals, etc—many buried and no one will ever see them again. I am not going to do that again! I dodged a bullet by waiting until it had almost set up, the I gently added some small chains and other light items, placing them gently onto the Apoxie.—Oh yes, The bird was finished by me in 1-Shot enamel and was placed onto the “Mushroom” adding before the Apoxie.
Folks, I never dreamed of what is happening with the “Mushrooms” and I give all credit to Daughter Cindy F. in Utah for placing them on a site where this could happen. I am going to change a couple of things. My heart goes out to children so some “Mushrooms” will be more children oriented. I want children to know they are special and that will be my goal. —I want everyone to feel good but children, after this next batch, will be my focus for a little while.