my painting

The Day I became an Artist

Let’s be honest, I cannot draw, sing, or play an instrument well enough to do even a toddler justice. I excel at stick figures and swirly doodles and that is the extent of my artistic skill. However, I recently discovered I’m a decent painter when someone gives me simple instructions. I discovered my hidden talents…

goats

How to Feed a Farm

While I was at Quail Hollow we were ready to work at 7 AM! Unfortunately for me sometimes that meant I was shoving on shoes and juggling pieces of toast, all while tripping out the door. Once everyone had made it to the Bledsoe’s living room someone read what Laura and Monte call ‘The Thought…

awkward moment

The Colors Of Life: The Makings of Me

Delightfully awkward. That’s how my boyfriend’s aunt described me to his other relatives after she met me for the first time. I giggled in agreement when he relaid the description to me. What could I say? I am who I am. I truly believe and appreciate that the experiences in one’s life shape him or…

Birthday pie

What I’ll do while I’m 23

Unlike most people two new years began for me the other day.  Last week started with my twenty-third birthday and has come to a close with the beginning of 2014. It’s been a good week to say the least; I find myself reflecting on life as a twenty-two year old and imagining what this year…

love

Why do We Love?

Have you ever read or seen Mansfield Park by Jane Austen? No? Well it’s one of my favorites by Austen; I absolutely love how Edmund responds to his intended after she accuses him of loving his cousin Fanny.  He says that he does love her, but that “There are as many forms of love as…

QHF

They Call Me ‘Farm Girl’

“Farm Girl” would have been the most inaccurate description of me 6 months ago, or even 6 weeks ago.  It’s weird to think that now these phrases equate with Emma Gibson: college graduate, gypsy, turkey wranger, goat milker, okra organizer, pig petter, egg eater, pumpkin picker, chicken clutcher…and farm girl! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?!?! I have…