Gourd Art Enthusiasts

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Judy Richie posted a status
"I do not use their tools, so this is false advertising. I use the old tried and true compass and geometry."
21 hours ago
Judy Richie posted a status
"Does anyone know anything about Koalatools who advertised in the AGS Gourd Magazine. They used one of my gourd photos in their ad. (cond)"
21 hours ago
Penelope Marsh commented on Penelope Marsh's photo

photos of my very first gourd project done this week

"Thank you April!  Once I started, I had a hard time stopping, even for dinner. And later, bedtime put a cramp in my style...LOL!"
Penelope Marsh commented on Don Miller's photo

"Names Above All Names" Carved, Pine Needle coiled Vase

"How lovely!  He is the author and finisher of our faith!  The fact that he has so many names is a fitting tribute to the creative God he is!  "
April Boyd commented on April Boyd's photo


"Thanks Brenda. There's a dear on the other side. My first to do. This piece is a lidded box"
April Boyd commented on Penelope Marsh's photo

photos of my very first gourd project done this week

"Wonderful piece. Well done Penny."
Penelope Marsh posted photos
Brenda Jamison commented on April Boyd's photo


"What a cute little piece! "
April Boyd posted photos
Becky Manzo commented on Becky Manzo's photo
April Boyd commented on Darla Hines's photo

Mini Teepee

"Well you all did a wonderful job. I've been three times and I'd say this one was really well laid out and appealing. Thank you for all your hard work.and thanks for the congratulations. It was fun too compete. I guess next time I need to…"
April Boyd commented on Toni Davis's photo


"Creative wonderful piece"


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