Gourd Art Enthusiasts

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Christine Garrison commented on Christine Garrison's photo

Autumn Jewels

"Thank you so much for all the nice comments. It has made my day !"
12 minutes ago
Susan Hixon posted photos
23 minutes ago
Amy Gelley posted a photo

Cave Petroglyphs003

Two gourds, inset piece, pine needle trim with turquoise nuggets inlaid. Natural finish.
34 minutes ago
Amy Gelley posted photos
38 minutes ago
Diane Simpkins commented on Bonnie Gibson's group Illinois Gourd Society
"Hi Bonnie, I'm wondering about the Gourdeous Day in the Country, Gourd Festival in Orion, Il. Is it on for this year. I've not heard anything yet and always look forward to this event. Thanks."
40 minutes ago
Amy Gelley commented on Shannon Runer's photo

Turquoise and Blue

"Love love the coiling and patina finish is terrific!"
47 minutes ago
Diane Simpkins posted a status
"Wondering if the Gourd Festival in Orion Il. is going on this year. I love to go to this."
48 minutes ago
Amy Gelley commented on Shannon Runer's photo


"Great coiling and inlaid beads.  Nice alcohol dye, too."
48 minutes ago
Amy Gelley commented on Shannon Runer's photo

Triple Coil

"Love all of your coiling.  Really terrific."
49 minutes ago
Amy Gelley commented on Linda Lantz's photo


"Fantastic piece with extra filigree is a winner."
50 minutes ago
Amy Gelley commented on Linda Lantz's photo

Ink dyed green dream catcher

"You certainly have that dream catcher down to an art!  Great piece."
50 minutes ago
Amy Gelley commented on Christine Garrison's photo

Autumn Jewels

"Gotta be one of the BEST leaves gourd to date!!  Fantastic work!"
52 minutes ago


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