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Karen Hundt-Brown posted a discussion

Keep an eye out for GOURDS

While down in Mountain Home Ark. this past week picking up our father's ashes we woke up to find that someone had stolen the vaniety plate off my truck. The plate reads GOURDS and was issued from Mich. (blue on white) I did call the cops and report it but they didn't do anything else.  I have a replacement on order now that we're home. Just asking for my fellow artist and gourd lovers to keep an eye out for this plate. If you see it hanging on someone's garage or artroom wall you'll know who it…See More
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randy storm commented on randy storm's photo


"thanks you all, hope everyone is doing swell and happy holidays  "
15 hours ago
Jody Neugebauer commented on Jody Neugebauer's photo

Chick a dee with coiling

"Thanks Darla! :)"
17 hours ago
Darla Hines commented on Jody Neugebauer's photo

Chick a dee with coiling

"Nice work lady!"
19 hours ago
Darla Hines commented on Beth Lively's photo


"Great Piece! And I haven't seen this before."
19 hours ago
Darla Hines commented on Beth Lively's photo


"Hoe, Hoe, Ho Beth! This is really a good idea. God Bless you and have a Merry Christmas!"
19 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on GAE Challenge's photo
Lola Stude commented on Lola Stude's photo


"Thanks, Chris.  What have you been up to re: painting ??   Lola"
Lola Stude commented on Suzy Meelhuysen's photo

new year nicholas

"I love this Santa, Suzy.  Nice!   Lola"
Lola Stude commented on GAE Challenge's photo


"Hi, Suzy All your santa gourds that live at my house (and I) want to wish you a Merry Christmas. Lola in Rio Rancho, NM"
Lola Stude commented on Kathryn Bixby's photo

Liederhosen Santa 1

"Great figure.  I actually know a guy who looks like this!  Not due to the clothes, of course, but certainly the facial hair and cocky attitude.  I showed this picture to a friend who also knows the man in question, and she knew right…"
Lola Stude commented on Beverly Ann Notaro's photo

2010 Santa Collection

"Beverly,  I like your santas.  Does the polymer clay stick on the gourd prior to baking?  Or do you place it on the gourd and bake with the gourd to retain shaping.  THEN, glue it on the gourd?  Lola"


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