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Kristin K. Johnson posted a photo

The Lord Is Faithful Cross

My customer wanted ALL of Psalm145 on her cross! What a privilege it was to wood burn this amazing passage!
30 minutes ago
Beth Lively posted a photo
14 hours ago
Loretta Gober commented on Beth Lively's photo

Acorn Bowl

"Very nice!!"
15 hours ago
Loretta Gober commented on Arturo J. Ramirez's photo


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Suzanne Penzenstadler commented on Suzanne Penzenstadler's photo

Eagle Over the Mountains.

"Thank you Barbara! With as beautiful as all your gourds are, that is a great comment!"
Barbara Van Vleck commented on Suzanne Penzenstadler's photo

Eagle Over the Mountains.

"Beautifully done.  Looks professional."
Miriam Joy commented on Miriam Joy's photo

Turquoise and Black Gourd

"Ron, It is just practice and my line of tools. Thank you. "
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 ?"
joyce de ruyter commented on Jack Thorp's photo


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


"Love the mellow earthiness of this gourd."
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…
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."


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