Gourd Art Enthusiasts

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Take some time to explore - we have forum discussions about gourd growing, crafting, products and embellishments, how to use this website, and much more.  Our event section features upcoming festivals and our photo section has thousands of gourd art photographs!  Drop by the chat section for quick answers to gourd questions and friendly gourd and off-topic conversations.  OUR SITE IS NON-COMMERCIAL.  PLEASE NO BUYING/SELLING/ADVERTISING. 


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Shirley McDonough posted photos
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laurie rothberg commented on GAE Challenge's photo


"Lovely, love dot gourds!"
38 minutes ago
Hellen Martin commented on Hellen Martin's photo


"This will be taught at the Texas Festival.  One similiar will be taught at Welburn Groud Farm but with a different finish on the Chickadee (not the colored pencils)."
3 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on GAE Challenge's photo


"I like this very much."
3 hours ago
Judy Richie commented on GAE Challenge's photo


"Betty has done many beautiful dotted gourds and has won ribbons for them.  Love it. "
3 hours ago
Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo

Explosion of Color

"Thanks, June.  It fun to do."
3 hours ago
June Johnson commented on Judy Richie's photo
3 hours ago
Bonnie Adams replied to Nancy Amburgey's discussion Woodburning Equipment
"This Forum Page has many discussions on wood burners. http://gourdartenthusiasts.ning.com/forum/topic/search?q=wood+burners You're lucky to have an upcoming show to be able to try out the different burners yourself! Most dealers only sell one,…"
3 hours ago
Mike Bachman commented on Linda Yeoman's photo


"You've captured the beauty of gourd art. Thank you so much!"
4 hours ago
Judy Richie posted a photo

Explosion of Color

Class gourd for the Texas Show
5 hours ago
GAE Challenge posted photos
5 hours ago
Nancy Amburgey posted a discussion

Woodburning Equipment

I am considering purchasing a woodburning tool.  It seems like there was quite some extensive discussion about the pros and cons somewhere but I can't recall where it was at.  I have read the information on the Sawdust Connections website and it is helpful, but biased toward the Razertip unit.  I also have looked at the information that Bonnie Gibson recently had in a newsletter.  Does anyone have any pointers that they can share?  I am interested in all aspects - the unit itself and the…See More
11 hours ago


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