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Latest Activity

Kathe Stark commented on randy storm's photo


"What fun!  That is a thick gourd."
18 minutes ago
Kathe Stark commented on Janice Lyon's photo


"Absolutely wonderful!"
19 minutes ago
Hellen Martin commented on Hellen Martin's photo

Indian Pouch (side view)

"The fringe is carved.  "
3 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on Janice Lyon's photo


"Great job!!! "
3 hours ago
April Boyd commented on Darlene Mcintosh's photo


"Your imagination needs to be bottled and sold. Lol great work."
4 hours ago
April Boyd commented on Darlene Mcintosh's photo

Butterfly Dancer

"Very nice"
4 hours ago
April Boyd commented on Darlene Mcintosh's photo
4 hours ago
Janice Lyon posted a photo
10 hours ago
Lee Jam commented on Hellen Martin's photo

Indian Pouch (side view)

"Wow!  Trying to figure out... it looks like leather layered with fringe on the top piece and fringe on the bottom, but you say carved with strap actually leather.  Really beautiful.  Are the leather looking pieces with fringe actually…"
14 hours ago
randy storm posted a photo


cannonball too thick to cut out, so just a few pieces to fit the puzzle. ink and leather dyes and some acrylics
17 hours ago
Jim Martin posted photos
19 hours ago
Sandi Bonenberger replied to Sandi Bonenberger's discussion White ink or white transparent acrylic
" Thanks, Bonnie.   I  haven't used the gesso before. I'll give it a whirl."


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