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Brenda Jamison commented on Kathy Gordon's photo
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Gourd Santa Light

"What a wonderful job!"
6 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on Kathy Gordon's photo
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"Very unique idea.  Nice Santa."
7 hours ago
Bonnie Gibson posted a status
"Sad to report the passing of GAE member Ruth Phillips of Fallbrook, CA."
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Colleen Sacala commented on Colleen Sacala's photo
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Sitting Under the Willow

"In this case Sandy, I used fresh willow. But I do use dry willow too, it just usually requires a little pre-soaking."
17 hours ago
Kathy Gordon posted photos
17 hours ago
Bonnie Gibson replied to Karen Hundt-Brown's discussion Keep an eye out for GOURDS
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Bonnie Gibson replied to Karen Hundt-Brown's discussion Keep an eye out for GOURDS
"One of our local patches did fake vanity plates for a fundraiser.  The state name "Arizona" is prominently displayed above the word "Gourds".   LOL - I thought it was so nice that they made some plates to advertise my…"
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Grace Swanson posted an event
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6th Annual Gourdstock 2015 at Bates Nut Farm

September 17, 2015 at 9am to September 20, 2015 at 5pm
6th Annual Gourdstock 2015Sponsored by the San Diego County Gourd ArtistsFestival: 9am - 5pmSaturday, September 19Sunday, September 20Bates Nut Farm15954 Woods Valley Rd.Valley Center, CA 92082Classes:Thursday - SundaySeptember 17-20San Diego County Gourd Artist is a non-profit organization. We are a chapter of the California Gourd Society and the American Gourd Society. Our purpose is to interact with fellow gourd enthusiasts by sharing knowledge and techniques of carving, decorating, and…See More
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Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo
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Swirl Lamp Shade

"Thank you Jody"
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Jody Neugebauer commented on Brenda Jamison's photo
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Swirl Lamp Shade

"nice job, Brenda! "
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Kris Weber commented on Jeanette Frank Kearney's photo
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Gourd Lamp

"Love the different use of colors and design, very nice piece!"
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Brenda Jamison posted photos
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