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Kathy Gordon posted photos
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heru prastyo posted a photo
6 hours ago
Lee Jam replied to Pam Biagi's discussion Opinions on dyes or acrylic ink and other questions
"Debbie... thanks for the info about Liquitex--good to know.  I'd rather buy close to home if possible to get an idea of color, etc. I did however take Bonnie's suggestion about finding the Memories ink and turned it up thru…"
8 hours ago
Jacqueline andrews posted a discussion

Shipping finished gourds

Does anyone have any suggestions how to economically ship larger finished gourds? Have several people wanting them and I am being told they are "oversize" for UPS, etc. and will cost $60 + to ship 100 miles!
8 hours ago
Barbara Van Vleck commented on Candace Butler's photo

Relief carved turkey vase with flower arrangement

"Excellent!  This would certainly add cheer to the table.  Nice job."
8 hours ago
Debbie Wilson/Visions in Wood replied to Pam Biagi's discussion Opinions on dyes or acrylic ink and other questions
"Hi, I use several but really like Liquitex Acrylic inks also. They are easy to use and a lot cheaper to buy. For staining the gourd's, I like Alcohol Dyes and leather dyes. You can get Alcohol dyes from Judy Richie that are already diluted for…"
10 hours ago
Rebecca Truex commented on Arturo J. Ramirez's photo

Mimbres Grasshopper

"Arturo this piece is wonderful, I took your class at Wuertz. I wish you would come and teach at the Texas Gourd Festival."
11 hours ago
Bob Caplan posted a photo
12 hours ago
Lee Jam replied to Pam Biagi's discussion Opinions on dyes or acrylic ink and other questions
"I'm also very new to working with gourds and know what you mean about your head spinning and confusion about what products to use.  This is a new adventure for me in retirement and I'd like to keep initial costs down until I see where…"
13 hours ago
Jean Scherschel posted photos
15 hours ago
Lee Miller replied to Christine Pace's discussion Zetangle designs - free!
"Julie is right, Zentangle is different than doodling"
16 hours ago
GAE Challenge posted a photo

GASwanson-March '15 Challenge

Grace Anne Swanson gourd artwork with pyrographed and painted bamboo stalks in surround.
18 hours ago


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