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Latest Activity

Oz Wilson commented on Greg Lind's photo

glitzy gourd

"Awesome work!"
16 hours ago
Darla Hines commented on Jodi Defisher's photo

Freddy the Frog

"This is a super frog, thatnks for posting the process."
19 hours ago
brenda neathery commented on Chris Pawlik's photo

Gourd Vase Fern Orange Alcohol inks

"Hi Chris, I ordered some of your ferns and directions on how to use them a while back. I've moved since then and can't find it. I'd like to buy some more if you are still selling them??"
21 hours ago
Jennifer Hershman commented on Kym Koenig Belvin's photo

Dec 27 087

"Very cool nice job."
Jennifer Hershman commented on Georgette Bacon's photo

green fish

"I like all of your gourds, they are very unique, nice job."
Katie Smith Galvin commented on massimo leotardi's photo
Katie Smith Galvin commented on massimo leotardi's photo

Under the olive tree 2

"Fantastic! Love it."
Kathleen Ann Wertz replied to Helen Child's discussion Preparing cactus pads for embellishment
"After reading all the comments I have to say that I'm glad that I took the easy way out and bought mine already dried from someone on Etsy.  They came all the way from Turkey of all places.  Not an easy product to work with in my…"
Betty Powers replied to Helen Child's discussion Preparing cactus pads for embellishment
"Thanks Judy, I think I have the layers separated. I will try the boiling water to make the stiff ones pliable. "
Katie Smith Galvin commented on Katie Smith Galvin's photo

New gourd in progress

"Got some new colors in Acrylics and powders and dots and can't wait to get on with project! "
Katie Smith Galvin posted photos
Katie Smith Galvin commented on Katie Smith Galvin's photo


"I have done several in this style but each is a little different. I love doing the Indian theme!!!  "


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