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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Kathy Jean Kopjak replied to Bonnie Gibson's discussion Upcoming fee changes from Ning
"I like the donation button."
1 hour ago
Nanette Bartet commented on Janice Lyon's photo

"Trial &Error. Front

"Love this piece, Janice.  This is one of the best "trial & errors" I have seen. "
3 hours ago
Marie Sarafinski commented on sandi clisham's photo


"Hello Sandi, I am a new member at this site, and I've been enjoying looking through the photos of members works.  They are so beautiful!  I love the deep, burnished reddish/brown background which you've achieved, and want to ask…"
4 hours ago
Denise Ann Lown posted a photo
4 hours ago
Marie Sarafinski replied to Bonnie Gibson's discussion Upcoming fee changes from Ning
"I belong to an art site, and they have a small box on the right of the screen asking to "click" to donate.  Amounts as small as $1.00 can be donated.  "
4 hours ago
Jody Neugebauer commented on Hellen Martin's photo

Indian Pouch (front)

"Very Nice Hellen!! Love the fringe and the actual leather lacing."
6 hours ago
Jody Neugebauer commented on Janice Lyon's photo

Trial & error , Backside

"beautiful!! good job!"
6 hours ago
Chris Peters posted photos
6 hours ago
Amy Gelley commented on shannon ashcroft's photo

Photo uploaded on July 27, 2015

"AH a Bonnie look, done very nicely."
7 hours ago
Amy Gelley commented on shannon ashcroft's photo
7 hours ago
Amy Gelley commented on Hellen Martin's photo

Indian Pouch (side view)

"Such a nice piece.  Love the carved fringe."
7 hours ago
Amy Gelley commented on randy storm's photo


"Neat,neat Randy.  Winner."
7 hours ago


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