I wish I could explain the feeling I had spending the afternoon with this man. He's so real and speaks the same language as I do ( Read my last blog if you don't know who Charlie Lucas is) . Everything is passion. Everything has a purpose. Each weird unique item in our lives has a meaning, and most would not understand that meaning or purpose unless explained. I drove 2 hours out of the way to see Mr. Lucus in Selma, Al on a slightly rainy, muggy Saturday afternoon. The drive to Selma from I65 is quite the peaceful one. I rolled down the windows, smelt the rain and drove the lonely roads to the small quaint town. I pulled up to Charlie's warehouse, he was walking up as he had gone to get a drink at the store next door. He was very welcoming and introduced me to his sweet dog. Of course, a pit bull that follows him around, just like my sweet Katie Does. He told me stories of his favorite pieces, and how everyone called him crazy, even his own family, for the way he thought, and even for collecting "Junk" . I could spend a day writing about my time with Mr. Charles Black, but I will just reflect on that within and leave you with the most important advice he gave me. He said, " Lindsey, just create something everyday, and you will be fine. Because you are a creator no matter what anyone thinks about the outcome."