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Jane Mawson commented on Jane Mawson's photo


"Thanks April, no I haven't. Perhaps I should."
59 minutes ago
April Boyd commented on Arturo J. Ramirez's photo

BW leaner w holes 2

"Nice work Arturo. Looks like an ancient piece, love the look."
1 hour ago
April Boyd commented on Jane Mawson's photo


"Lovely work. Have you named your pieces?"
1 hour ago
April Boyd commented on Jenn Avery's photo

Celtic Cats Knots Bowl

"Beautiful! Much patience I expect. Great piece!"
1 hour ago
Diane Bruder commented on Candace Butler's photo

Dogwood Vase Gourd

"Very pretty!"
1 hour ago
Diane Bruder commented on Aline Beauvais's photo

Butterfly Moss Birdhouse

"Nice job! A little kind word of advice. If you are haning it outside for birds to build nests, take off the perch. Larger birds will sit on it and eat the babies."
1 hour ago
April Boyd commented on rhonda cooper's photo


"Nice job Rhonda, never met a rooster I didn't like!"
1 hour ago
Diane Bruder commented on Aline Beauvais's photo

Pink Purple Raffia Bowl with Yellow Flowers

"How clever! I Have purple rafia. I will have to do something like this for the secretaries in my office. Purple and gold are our school colors. They always have someflowers to display!"
1 hour ago
Diane Bruder commented on Aline Beauvais's photo

Votive Candle Bowl

"You did a WONDERFUL job! "
1 hour ago
Diane Bruder commented on Jenn Avery's photo
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Diane Bruder commented on GAE Challenge's photo

JRichie-June Blooms Challenge

"Beautiful! Did you use watercolors on this, transtint dyes or memory inks?"
1 hour ago
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