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Madonna Watermon commented on Madonna Watermon's photo

flower basket A

"Thank you Bill and Brenda"
1 hour ago
Bill Decker commented on Madonna Watermon's photo

flower basket A

"I like this, the carving and design layout is very nicely done."
4 hours ago
Shelia Guidry posted an event

Lone Star Gourd Festival by Texas Gourd Society at The New Braunfels Convention Center

July 31, 2015 at 9am to August 2, 2015 at 3pm
Texas Gourd Society's Lone Star Gourd Festival will be held in New Braunfels,Tx again this year from July 29 to Aug 2, 2015. Classes only will be on July 29 and 30. Classes and Gourd Festival will be July 31and Aug 1 from 9 am to 5 pm and Aug 2 from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be vendors, competition and demos at the Festival. Cost to get in to festival is $5.00 for adults and free for children under 17 for all 3 days. The event will be at The New Braunfels Convention Center at 375 South Castell…See More
4 hours ago
Arturo J. Ramirez commented on Denise Ann Lown's photo

River Otter

"This is GREAT!!"
5 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Madonna Watermon's photo

flower basket A

"Great job Madonna! Wonderful detail!"
6 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Denise Ann Lown's photo

River Otter

"great work Denise!"
6 hours ago
Constance Brown posted a photo

Bear Spirit 1

Wood burning and Dremmel drill utilized. Copper wire, copper beads, and bear fetishe used for the embellishments. First gourd in 15 years.
6 hours ago
Constance Brown posted photos
6 hours ago
Helen Child commented on Helen Child's photo

Small mixed media

"Thanks Brenda."
7 hours ago
Helen Child commented on Helen Child's photo

Gothic rose

"Thanks for the nice comments. Joyce, its all carved from one gourd. The stand was the top rim as well."
7 hours ago
Kliment Buloski commented on Kliment Buloski's photo

Triangles - Table lamp

"Thank you. There is a bright white halogen light bulb inside. All red parts are carved, so the wall of the gourd becomes thin enough to start glowing red when the light is turned on. "
10 hours ago


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