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Loretta Gober commented on GAE Challenge's photo

CPeters-March'15 Challenge

"This is a beautiful patina! Will you share paint and acid used?"
12 hours ago
GAE Challenge posted a photo

CPeters-March'15 Challenge

Chris Peters' gourd artwork "Verdigris Cranes Vase" presents an Asian Motif of Cranes and Chinese character for water (on reverse) with seagrass weaving. The paint medium is heavy copper metal paint followed by acid to develop the natural verdigris.…
14 hours ago
Jodi Defisher posted a photo
18 hours ago
Barbara Van Vleck commented on Jennifer Hershman's photo


"Excellent artwork and excellent thought behind it about the balance of nature."
Barbara Van Vleck commented on Mike Shular's photo

Composite close-up of Oak leaves and twigs

"Kudos to the artist!  and the photographer!"
Valerie Kimball commented on Jennifer Hershman's photo


"The picture does not do this incredible piece of work justice. The ribbons and people's choice were so very well deserved!"
Valerie Kimball commented on Jennifer Hershman's photo


"Wow! I love this one!! What's in the center?"
Mike Shular posted photos
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Hellen Martin commented on Jennifer Hershman's photo


"Super piece.  Congratulations. "
Darla Hines commented on Jennifer Hershman's photo


"Nice looking piece!"
Leslie Hargrove replied to Helen Child's discussion Preparing cactus pads for embellishment
"I have dried cactus fiber that I purchased and now want to use it on a gourd.  How long do I need to soak it to make it pliable to use?  Do I need to use anything besides just water? Thank you!"


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