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~ Please join us for a PLANT NIGHT ~
Tired of the weather? Bring a bit of spring into your life! We will guide you step-by-step as you make a mini succulent arrangement. Dig in for two lively hours of planting, creating, and laughing with the group & take home your own creation.
~ Drinks & snacks are included! ~
$45 ~ Price of this experience includes cost of materials.
Several nights available in May!
May 1st 6:00 PM May 3rd 6:30 PM May 6th 6:00 PM May 17th 6:30 PM May 19th 4:00 PM
~ Reserve your space by sending fee to my Paypal link Paypal.me/GreenleafGourds ~PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SPECIFY WHICH DATE YOUR ATTENDING IN THE NOTES ~ I also accept Venmo @Melinda-Petro

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Hard working hands with a little glitter!
Yesterday I began the day with the email, posts & social media stuff.  After that I finished some pendants so I could cover them with resin.  I mixed enough resin to finish the second half of my
business sign & my pendants, poured the resin, covered with dust free cloth & left everything to dry.
Then I needed to build more tables for the greenhouse, take down the plastic walls & rehang in a different location.  Building tables consists of bringing in cinder blocks, 2X4's & wood pallets.(rain soaked pallets are very heavy!)  I needed to fill 4" pots for transplanting tomatoes, I filled 8 trays then finished transplanting my peppers. 
     I decided I wasn't cooking tonight, my son offered to get burgers & I finished the day by drilling over 30 egg gourds, attaching wood dowels for my workshop Saturday & painting a gourd I previously carved. 

 My hands show the effect of hard work ~ what you can't see i…
~ GIVING BACK ~
I have heard many people say things that insinuate they have absolutely NO artistic talent.
I have always thought that creativity comes from a muscle you have in your brain, when you don't use your muscles they become weak. I also believe we never give ourselves enough credit & we are usually the most critical to ourselves, I respond to these comments by telling people we use or creative side more than we realize & they should give themselves more credit, by pointing out to them they have done a wonderful job creatively putting the clothing they are wearing together, their hairdo or makeup. Showing others they too can create something beautiful is truly one of my favorite things about being an artist! First recognizing the fear & doubt a person has when they are trying something artistic for the first time, their hesitancy, all recognizable because I too feel this way each time I challenge or push myself into a new level. Helping build their confidence,…

~ PLANT NIGHT ~

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PLANT LOVER?
JOIN US for a Plant night ~ Next Plant Night March 29th @ 6:30 pm
      Plant nights are a night of socializing with other plant lovers while your are guided step by step through the process of creating your own succulent planter you get to take home with you!




The cost is $45 and includes step by step instructions, a container, soil, rocks, decorations, your choice of four different succulents and refreshments.  All you have to do is grab some friends sign up & come have some fun digging in the dirt with us!
~ SIGN UP BY GOING TO ~paypal.me/GreenleafGourds

Plant night

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Well it's my second week of my blog & I'm already behind, I knew I wouldn't be very good at total consistency but this might make me get better.  I originally wanted to post every week but as I get busier it is harder.  The winter months are a little slower for me.       Last week I was pondering the idea of a Plant night inside my greenhouse which is similar to the
paint nights but instead you build a succulent planter.  It is hard for me to throw myself out there again after I feel like I've been hiding in my safe home all winter, especially getting out in front of a group of people but I need to do this for my business.  That is one of the hard things about running your own business, you don't have to be somewhere, a boss isn't expecting you.  So it is difficult to make yourself go to work sometimes, especially when it is a bit uncomfortable.

     This year I decided not to attend our local farmers market to sell my tomato plants, I have been going for …

Why the Blog?

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I decided to start my blog so  I could possibly get discovered more & generate more at home sales, so here I am.  Some what exposing myself more than I am used to.  I have been telling people for years I should write a book about my daily life & what it is like to be an artist these days, however I am going to have to keep the blog to safer, cleaner content ~but this will be a good start if I continue to follow through.  I hope to not only bore you with my words but also create some sort of 'field trips' with video to help you experience more of what I see & go through.  I also hope to create some of my own videos showing how I do what I do.      So to begin I will explain a little about me, I am a mother of two, wife, live in Northern Utah, Artist & greenhouse owner.  Boring I know but I was born (just barley) in the sixties & consider myself the HIPPIE version of Martha Stewart. Which might liven things up a bit!  Keep in mind I am no where near as organi…