Keep moving forward

I guess I have to say that I do have a New Year’s Resolution for 2012 after all.

Keep Moving Forward.

Everyday. No matter how large or small the steps.

That’s it.

I think it came to me because of my current employment situation. If you don’t know, the company I worked for closed on June 30, 2011.  So, I am unemployed. In the past six months, I’ve had two potential positions that, in the end, didn’t work out for me. Funny thing is, I’m pretty cool with that. At this stage of my life, I really don’t want to find another job working for someone else. I’d much rather spend my time and effort working for myself. So, for the first few months of bliss, I tried to come up with an action plan that would lead to self-employment, while looking for potential outside employment. I stumbled, floundered, pretended to be working on a plan, vegetated, worked on a few house projects, played on the computer, read, planted a fall vegetable garden and found myself not moving forward in any productive way.

It was getting to me. I knew I should be more productive, but just couldn’t find my way. So, after a lethargic few months the heavens of finally parted and I find myself with so very much to do!

One, is my . (I grew several hundred on our back forty a few years ago and have kept them for some future projects.) The next step is to add a page to Cindy’s Country Corner and offer them for sale! I need to set up a ‘shopping cart’ and my paypal account on my website to make it easy for gourd lovers to buy them. That will happen in the next couple of days. In the meantime, if you are interested in having a gourd of your very own (they will go fast and make great gifts, btw), comment on this post and I’ll reserve the one you want! Prices range from $10 to $25, plus shipping.

Here are some photos.

These are the solids. Cleaned, primed, two coats of paint and two coats of varnish, they sell for $10 each.
(L to R) hand painted folk art ($25), decoupage sunflowers ($20), striped ($20 sold), leaf imprint ($15).
Ladybugs ($20)
Flower Power ($25)


Obviously, I can’t make a living at this. I’m no artist extraordinaire. But, I really like flexing my creative muscles! What do you think?



4 thoughts on “Keep moving forward

  1. Good for you, Cindy! I know everything will work out for you. You have a great attitude, great talents, and you are flourishing!

    • Yes! I already marked “stripey” as sold! The newest “fish” gourd is coming out okay. I added one more fish to the other side, added 2 starfish and a bunch of kelp. I’ll post it when it is done!

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