My Grandpa Moses was a millwright for 30 years and retired from the mill in Louisiana. When he first moved to the Pacific Northwest he built a house for his family to live in. It was built so well, that many years later someone purchased the home and moved it to their property close to the beach.
My Grandpa also helped my Dad build the house that we lived in for a number of years. I can still remember them working together. I can remember my Grandpa in his bib overalls on the ladder working on the place.
Woodworking from walls to photo frames and seeing the finishing on an interior window that is lined up “just right” makes me smile. From beautiful woodwork, to the local log show in Deming, WA, I feel that connection with the art of woodworking and it makes my heart smile.
When I was very young my Dad set chokers in the woods and I can remember him wearing his “old hickory” striped shirts for many years after he left that demanding job behind.
Although I do not have the “finesse” that many artists have in woodworking, I know how healing it is to create and see even the simple things come together, like my planter boxes for my yard.
There is no purer joy than seeing your handiwork result in something beautiful, useful and worthy of passing down to future generations.
A program that nurtures this creativity is called The Artisans Outreach and is a part of Ballash Woodworks, a Veteran owned & operated business in Fayetteville, NC.
They provide training and mentorship to active duty soldiers, veterans, and their family members who seek to learn artisan skills and utilize creativity to find their purpose.
The Hoarding Solution is happy to support the mission of The Artisans Outreach. We will be donating $10 from every paid Hoarding Solution Consultation to support this worthwhile endeavor.
Check out The Artisans Outreach https://www.ballashwoodworks.com/veterans-outreach
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Tammi Moses is the founder and Chief Encouragement Officer of the company Homes Are For Living, LLC dba The Hoarding Solution. This business is proudly Veteran Woman Owned & Operated. We offer virtual consultations, workshops and training on the issue of hoarding.
Tammi believes in empowering & inspiring others to take their adversity and use it for the benefit of others. She is the voice of #AKOPTH-Adult Kids of Parents That Hoard. She is also a voice & advocate for #YLITH – Youth Living in The Hoard. You can connect with Tammi in various ways: email directly or connect on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. You can also check out The Hoarding Solution Podcast!