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Darla Hines commented on Becky Klix's photo

Pueblo Village

"Nicely done, clean and not over done. I really like the piece. "
57 minutes ago
Darla Hines commented on Candace Butler's photo
59 minutes ago
Serena Kovalosky commented on Serena Kovalosky's photo

Mahogany I

"Thank you, Helen. Nature is a great inspiration. - SerenaK"
3 hours ago
Serena Kovalosky commented on Serena Kovalosky's photo

Silver Prosperity Bowl

"Thank you, Helen! I love sharing "prosperity!" - SerenaK"
3 hours ago
Serena Kovalosky commented on Serena Kovalosky's photo


"Thank you, Amy! - SerenaK"
3 hours ago
Serena Kovalosky replied to Serena Kovalosky's discussion Anyone know how to resolve a mold problem on the INSIDE of a gourd?
"Thank you, Tonya! The insides of gourds are so porous, I'm seeing this as a common problem. I will add your suggestion to my list of remedies! (I love yerba mate in gourd cups as well!) - SerenaK"
3 hours ago
Serena Kovalosky commented on Serena Kovalosky's photo


"Thanks for the great comments, everyone! Nature is the greatest inspiration! - SerenaK"
3 hours ago
Bonnie Adams commented on Bonnie Adams's photo

Giant's Goose

"Funny you should mention that, Diane Bruder! We have a gourd doll named "Gourdy", made by a woman in Wisconsin, who is our festival mascot AND a gourd costume, made by me, who is our festival greeter named "Beauregourd"."
3 hours ago
Diane Bruder commented on Diane Bruder's photo


"I made this one on the fly so did not waterproof it. Just dried floral. There are a number of products on the market to waterproof, and I have yet to try them. The one rated non-toxic is Apoxie Paste. I am going to order me some."
4 hours ago
Diane Bruder commented on Przemek Krawczynski's photo

Table lamp XXI - Questa

"Another beauty! I love how your mind works on creating these patterns! So talented!"
5 hours ago
Diane Bruder commented on Cindy McFarland's photo
5 hours ago
Diane Bruder commented on Bonnie Adams's photo


"I am in LOVE with your creatures! All of them!"
5 hours ago


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