I find such tranquility in nature & creating these hidden lid gourd containers helps me feel that I am in harmony with my universe. Gourds are a living medium, and when I am touching & handling them I feel very connected to this organic plant. I dye the gourds with true to life colors after carving them open. The process is relaxing & takes me away from my pain & any anxiety. I can totally escape into the gorgeous fall foliage!