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janie hall posted a status
"Drawing plans for next gourd"
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janie hall posted photos
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Lesley Orr commented on Lesley Orr's photo


"Thank you All. Janie this is probably the best I have done so far. I have about 3 years of (fairly steady) experience. Just take your time and try to not get discouraged. This gourd was about half finished when I dropped it and it cracked it's…"
5 minutes ago
Linda Prince commented on Mike Shular's photo


"Love the use of color. "
14 minutes ago
Linda Prince commented on Mike Shular's photo

Meadow of grass, leaves and twigs.

"Your pieces are so different and creative!  Just wonderful!"
15 minutes ago
Linda Prince commented on Mike Shular's photo


"This is CRAZY good!!!  I LOVE IT!"
18 minutes ago
Linda Prince commented on massimo leotardi's photo

Translation of Netsuke 4

"Just beautiful!  Your burning is exquisite!"
19 minutes ago
Linda Prince commented on Kathe Stark's photo


"This is totally awesome Kathy!  "
21 minutes ago
janie hall commented on Lesley Orr's photo


"Wow I absolutely love this gourd. I hope I can b this good someday"
21 minutes ago
Linda Prince commented on Serena Kovalosky's photo

Mahogany I

"I am a fan!  Was just looking at your gourd pics and your work is really great!"
23 minutes ago
Linda Prince commented on Gloria Christian's photo


"Nice mask Gloria!"
25 minutes ago
Linda Prince commented on Beth Lively's photo


"Great idea!!!"
26 minutes ago


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