Mini Hand Carved Nature Scene Gourd Pendant ~ I start with a piece of gourd shell that I have cleaned then I carve down several layers to create a Natural scene with Mountains, trees, lakes, starry skies & a moon. I then hand paint each layer with acrylic paint. The stars are created with glitter. I
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…
~ 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
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 …