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Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Wild Gourd Studio




Every November we look forward to visiting Cynthia McDonald's Wild Gourd Studio near Yellow Springs, Ohio. Her one of a kind art work is so beautiful, so full of rich heritage and meaning. It is always such a joy to be there, to listen to the wonderful and unique sounds of the Native American musicians, share some mulled cider and warmth and friendly conversation.


And we always make special friends with the animals that live there...


I wanted to share some of this day with all of you...it is always a joy.

I hope all of you are well and enjoying this special time of year!

A special wish to Sally S...Happy Birthday
to you dear friend! I hope your day was sweet and that this year brings you many joys!

Love and Hugs,
Susie Q

15 comments:

Rue said...

Happy belated Birthday sweet Susie Q! I love you more than my luggage and I feel awful that I missed it. I hope it was wonderful :)

I'll have to visit that studio! What a whimsical place!!

I'm off to catch up with you, although I did look down the line and see that you've been spending a lot of time with crazy Sue ;) I'm glad you girls have so much fun together. Hopefully I'll be able to join in soon.

love you,
rue

Meggie said...

The Gourd Studio looks like a wonderful place....lots of unique creations. Love the critter, too.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

What a wonderful place, the gourds are amazing! and your photo's are beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Elizabeth

Kathleen Grace said...

Pretty! It looks like such a cool place to look around, thanks for sharing it:>)

Terri and Bob said...

That is so cool. Did I miss your birthday? I am so sorry!

That studio is beautiful!

salmagundi said...

What a special treat to see a very special wish for me on your blog. It was a great weekend - shopping, church, then snowed in on Sunday afternoon. Hope you are recovered from the nasty flu-bug. Thanks for coming by - it's always such fun to hear from you. Take care, Sally

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I love gourds of all variations. I have a gourd birdhouse that I found at a craft fair all prettily painted like a house. If I had the knack of painting, I would love to paint gourds. Gorgeous photos here!
Brenda

Melanie said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! There is a little place near me where a lady paints guords and makes them into bird houses (mostly decorative). They are so unique and cute! I envy those people with talent! Have a great weekend. ((Hugs))

Janean said...

hopping over to say thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and day....

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

It looks like a very cool place to visit and how neat that they have live music!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Manuela

Brown English Muffin said...

fist off some of the items in that studio are amazing...love them

secondly that picture of Grace...she look sooo at home...it's a beautiful picture to look at.

Frippery said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit. I will have to make it a point to get there. Thanks for my book, love it!!! It linked to you today to thank you for the great give away. Pam

Kat said...

Sweet Sue, that looks like a wonderful place! Love your photos.

HAPPY HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your loved ones.

Hugs!
Kat

Kelly said...

This looks like a wonderful place to visit and your photos are great! I haven't visited here in far too long. Thank you for dropping by my blog recently and leaving me such an encouraging message.

Mockingbird Hill said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you, Bill & all of your bunch a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are all feeling better and ready to enjoy the day... :)

And...since The Hub is an Ohio State Grad, gotta say "Buckeyes Rule"!

Enjoy your weekend...Cassie