Gourd Art Enthusiasts

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Take some time to explore - we have forum discussions about gourd growing, crafting, products and embellishments, how to use this website, and much more.  Our event section features upcoming festivals and our photo section has thousands of gourd art photographs!  Drop by the chat section for quick answers to gourd questions and friendly gourd and off-topic conversations.  OUR SITE IS NON-COMMERCIAL.  PLEASE NO BUYING/SELLING/ADVERTISING. 


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Latest Activity

Rebecca Truex commented on Arturo J. Ramirez's photo

Mimbres Grasshopper

"Arturo this piece is wonderful, I took your class at Wuertz. I wish you would come and teach at the Texas Gourd Festival."
47 minutes ago
Bob Caplan posted a photo
2 hours ago
Lee Jam replied to Pam Biagi's discussion Opinions on dyes or acrylic ink and other questions
"I'm also very new to working with gourds and know what you mean about your head spinning and confusion about what products to use.  This is a new adventure for me in retirement and I'd like to keep initial costs down until I see where…"
2 hours ago
Jean Scherschel posted photos
4 hours ago
Lee Miller replied to Christine Pace's discussion Zetangle designs - free!
"Julie is right, Zentangle is different than doodling"
5 hours ago
GAE Challenge posted a photo

GASwanson-March '15 Challenge

Grace Anne Swanson gourd artwork with pyrographed and painted bamboo stalks in surround.
7 hours ago
GAE Challenge commented on GAE Challenge's album

March 2015 Challenge-Heritage Month: Asian Floral Patterns & Motifs

"This is a broad category themed month - aboriginal patterns from Australia, tribal patterns from the Pacific Island peoples, Hawaiian florals, Japanese Kimono patterns ... have fun!"
7 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Denise Ann Lown's photo

River Otters

"Lovely piece!"
9 hours ago
Helen Child commented on Arturo J. Ramirez's photo

Square head KoKopelli

"This one is wonderful. The colors and the design are both really bright - very energetic! "
10 hours ago
Helen Child commented on Arturo J. Ramirez's photo

Mimbres Grasshopper

"Great work."
10 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on Denise Ann Lown's photo

River Otters

"nicely done."
11 hours ago
Diane Bruder commented on Denise Ann Lown's photo

River Otters

"Wow! I aspire to be that good one day!"
12 hours ago


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