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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Barbara Ward commented on GAE Challenge's photo

BWard-Febrary'15 Challenge

"African warty gourd, pear gourd, warty scraps, wire, resin clay, leather, wire, tape, glass, paint."
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Candace Butler posted photos
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Becky Klix commented on Becky Klix's photo

Pueblo Village

"Thanks Kathe!"
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Kathe Stark commented on Becky Klix's photo

Pueblo Village

"Great use and execution using the bottom of a gourd or half a canteen gourd!"
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Arturo J. Ramirez commented on Arturo J. Ramirez's photo

Square head KoKopelli

"Thanks Brenda, the backdrop is acrylic paint dry brushed, china blue under white. Then flat black and flat white spattered on."
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Arturo J. Ramirez commented on Arturo J. Ramirez's photo

Mimbres Grasshopper

"Thank you Darla and Brenda for the comments, Sandy, to answer your question, The background is Daler Rowney Acrylic Artists Ink, sponged on randomly allowing the gourd color to show through. Then flat black paint is spattered on. Thank you also for…"
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Darla Hines commented on Beth Lively's photo


"Hay, Keep those Texas birds happy!"
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Darla Hines commented on Heather Schmutzer's photo


"Nice work!"
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Darla Hines commented on Bonnie Adams's photo


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Darla Hines commented on Barbara Ward's photo


"Great job!"
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How to use the Gourd Enthusiasts site. This is the place to ask!

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Gourding Techniques and Tips

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