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ronald,jenkins commented on Miriam Joy's photo

Turquoise and Black Gourd

"I love this was gourd , how do you get such detail, using the wax ?"
24 minutes ago
joyce de ruyter commented on Jack Thorp's photo


"Great design!  Very elegant."
1 hour ago
joyce de ruyter commented on randy storm's photo


"Love the mellow earthiness of this gourd."
1 hour ago
Suzanne Penzenstadler posted a photo

Eagle Over the Mountains.

Thunder Gourd SURROUND on stand.Third gourd I have completed. Stained top and bottom walnut, added gold borders around the walnut edges, wood burned the eagle, mountains and the sun (my first and only time to woodburn). Then added colors with…
5 hours ago
Suzanne L Lacy commented on Suzanne L Lacy's photo


"Thank you, everyone. This is a piece I donated for a hospital volunteer fundraiser event."
9 hours ago
Suzanne Penzenstadler commented on Suzanne L Lacy's photo


"I really like this gourd. So many different beautiful techniques used. It is so lovely."
9 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on randy storm's photo


"Love the colors."
15 hours ago
ronald,jenkins commented on Kay Lovingood's photo


"Yep, this is a great job, wish I could come up of an ideal like this one. Fiber ops, who would have known to do it on a gourd !!! Great job"
ronald,jenkins commented on Jack Thorp's photo


" I love the shape of this one. I think it would also look good in siler with red outline."
ronald,jenkins commented on Denise Ann Lown's photo

River Otters

"Great paint job, love the colors too."
ronald,jenkins commented on lynda beth smith's photo


"Nice one, and I like the looks of the horns you added."
ronald,jenkins commented on Nancy J Overmyer's photo


"I love the burn job and the pattern of this flower"


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