TM: I wanted to pay tribute to my family, and the simple country way of life in those times. I wanted it to send a message of positivity that hard work and determination pay off.
TM: Yes, it forced me to open my mind and dig deep and be creative in a new way. It boosted my self-confidence.
TM: Yes, a poem, Grandma's Little Cottage. My memories of her are so vivid. She sparked my creativity and spent so much time with us in our younger developing years. She had a profound influence on my life.
TM: I don't confine myself to a favorite author. I love to read biographies mostly, and mysteries.
TM: A Remarkable Mother by Jimmy Carter, and Afterlife, My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom by Alice Marie Johnson.
TM: I am working fun little song lyrics, and a short story.
TM: I listen very carefully to others and pay close attention to what is going on around me. So often when we talk to others, we are so intent on our response, we miss a lot of what they are saying and feeling. Being a better listener helps me write, because people inspire me.
TM: Believe in yourself! We are each unique and have a story to tell. When you write your story down and share it with others it becomes a masterpiece. Truth and heartfelt thoughts are the place to start.
TM: 1. I love to fish. I have a lucky straw that helps me catch the big ones.
3. I am 4' 10", I can buy my clothes in the children's department.
4. I still have my troll dolls from childhood. (This one is scary and hard to admit.)
5. I love the water, swimming and kayaking.
6. All my life I've had dreams that I could fly.
7. I say a prayer of thanks daily for my family and their continued health. I feel very blessed.
8. I don't like to cook but love to eat other people's home cooking.
9. My mother passed away in 1998, she is my guardian angel.
10. I believe I have an inner child that lives within my heart. She inspires me to create. It helps me stay young, because I'm not done yet!
|Excerpt from A Cultured Girl by Terri Mash|
Terri's goat - for real and in art. (c) Terri Mash