Gourd Art Enthusiasts

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Latest Activity

Joyce Laverty commented on Pat Moritz's photo

"Pathways in Life"

"Love the flow  of  colors and design."
4 minutes ago
Joyce Laverty commented on Kristy Dial's photo

Creative Quail

"So original - love it."
7 minutes ago
Joyce Laverty replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Removing paint and graphite paper marks.
"Have you tried acetone? "
10 minutes ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo


"Thanks Hellen"
19 minutes ago
Joyce Laverty posted a photo

Red Jasper

Alcohol ink and gilder's paste finish on gourd. Embellished with a red creek jasper beaded cabochon.
27 minutes ago
Joyce Laverty commented on Kathe Stark's photo


31 minutes ago
Joyce Laverty commented on Shannon Runer's photo

Turquoise and Blue

33 minutes ago
Rhonda Kesner commented on Shannon Runer's photo

Turquoise and Blue

"Excellent coiling. Love the gourd colors too. "
3 hours ago
Bonnie Gibson replied to Nancy Ratliff's discussion Thunder drum gourd
"I have had many, many, people ask me to sell the springs on the Arizona Gourds site.  My feeling is that Ron was the innovator and deserves not to be undercut by other suppliers.  So I send people to him."
3 hours ago
Rhonda Kesner commented on Christine Garrison's photo


"I really like this one. Nice work. "
3 hours ago
Christine Garrison posted a photo

Autumn Jewels

Lamp base with carved an textured leaves. Inks of deep orange, burnt yellow, an deep red were used. A extra gourd was added to the top with heavy carved leaves left natural. I wood burned the shadows around the leaves.
3 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on Shannon Runer's photo

Turquoise and Blue

"Very nice!"
5 hours ago


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