I am a cancer librarian by day and a gourd
artist by night. I didn't know what to do with this gourd because
it wouldn't stand up properly. Then, being the support person that
I am, I realized that it just needed a little structure to support
it. I wrapped it in copper wire so it could stand proudly by itself.
This gourd represents what I do to help cancer patients and their
families "stand up by themselves" when dealing with their
diagnosis. The information and support that I can give is my way
of helping them to help themselves. I love being able to do that.