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Bonnie Gibson posted a status
"Sad to report the passing of GAE member Ruth Phillips of Fallbrook, CA."
9 hours ago
Colleen Sacala commented on Colleen Sacala's photo

Sitting Under the Willow

"In this case Sandy, I used fresh willow. But I do use dry willow too, it just usually requires a little pre-soaking."
9 hours ago
Kathy Gordon posted photos
9 hours ago
Bonnie Gibson replied to Karen Hundt-Brown's discussion Keep an eye out for GOURDS
11 hours ago
Bonnie Gibson replied to Karen Hundt-Brown's discussion Keep an eye out for GOURDS
"One of our local patches did fake vanity plates for a fundraiser.  The state name "Arizona" is prominently displayed above the word "Gourds".   LOL - I thought it was so nice that they made some plates to advertise my…"
16 hours ago
Grace Swanson posted an event

6th Annual Gourdstock 2015 at Bates Nut Farm

September 17, 2015 at 9am to September 20, 2015 at 5pm
6th Annual Gourdstock 2015Sponsored by the San Diego County Gourd ArtistsFestival: 9am - 5pmSaturday, September 19Sunday, September 20Bates Nut Farm15954 Woods Valley Rd.Valley Center, CA 92082Classes:Thursday - SundaySeptember 17-20San Diego County Gourd Artist is a non-profit organization. We are a chapter of the California Gourd Society and the American Gourd Society. Our purpose is to interact with fellow gourd enthusiasts by sharing knowledge and techniques of carving, decorating, and…See More
16 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Swirl Lamp Shade

"Thank you Jody"
18 hours ago
Jody Neugebauer commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Swirl Lamp Shade

"nice job, Brenda! "
20 hours ago
Kris Weber commented on Jeanette Frank Kearney's photo

Gourd Lamp

"Love the different use of colors and design, very nice piece!"
Brenda Jamison posted photos
Karen Hundt-Brown posted a discussion

Keep an eye out for GOURDS

While down in Mountain Home Ark. this past week picking up our father's ashes we woke up to find that someone had stolen the vaniety plate off my truck. The plate reads GOURDS and was issued from Mich. (blue on white) I did call the cops and report it but they didn't do anything else.  I have a replacement on order now that we're home. Just asking for my fellow artist and gourd lovers to keep an eye out for this plate. If you see it hanging on someone's garage or artroom wall you'll know who it…See More
randy storm commented on randy storm's photo


"thanks you all, hope everyone is doing swell and happy holidays  "


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