This is my friend Bill. Our friendship began via Facebook several years ago and we’ve kept up with each other weekly over DMs since.
When he’s not busy with his many responsibilities as the Chief Technology Officer for Next Level Urgent Care Centers, you will find Bill volunteering for various non-profits in Houston and maintaining a full social event calendar. Some of Bill’s interests include adding new recipes to his expansive culinary repertoire, and building an ever evolving collection of exotic and creative footwear and scents for any occasion. I love listening to his stories and hearing about his adventures. I value his friendship and I am thankful for his ongoing support.
I am into: Collecting abandoned snail shells.
I am open to: Lighting candles during the third day of Burris.
What I do: Guard the ceremonial fire sites at the fourth column.
What I’m looking for: A hunter.
What interests me: Puddle hunting on red sky days.
Where I live: On the Lake of the Four Columns.
This is my friend Frances Boudreaux. Besides being one of those special people who has a positive energy everyone wants to be around, some of her many other talents include floral design, fine art making, writing, educating, gardening and cooking. The walls inside her home are covered with her many exquisite floral and landscape paintings which gives the feeling of having discovered a secret garden.
Frances is also an author. Published in 2011, “Where the Sun Don’t Shine and the Shadows Don’t Play” is an autobiography about her years growing up under a mother who suffered from mental illness which manifested itself through obsessive compulsive hoarding. It’s available on Amazon in both paperback and e-book versions. I highly recommend it to anyone who grew up living with a loved one who suffered from mental illness.
Currently, Frances serves as the Project Director for The Good Food Project(a project of the Food Bank of Central Louisiana), which maintains an urban community garden and teaches children the skills necessary to grow food for themselves and others.
Thank you Frances for this commission. It’s always an honor to be collected by another artist, and I hope you are reminded of how much I value our friendship every time you see it.
I am into: collecting hummingbirds
I am open to: fresh air and no police brutality
What I do: tippity tappity on a word generator
What I’m looking for: someone who can turn my blue tendrils red
What interests me: knitting handkerchiefs from spider’s silk
Where I live: in the cliffs of the northern reaches