Gourd Art Enthusiasts

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Crystal Ziemann posted a photo
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DBruder-June '15 Challenge

Diane Bruder's gourd artwork titled "Geisha Garden" is Wood Burned and painted with Metallic Acrylics, and transparent ink dyes.
3 hours ago
KatrinaBoyd commented on KatrinaBoyd's photo

Wonderful sea life..

"Thank you..it was very hard picking one side to picture..since the scene continues all the way around and I didn't want to over-post.."
5 hours ago
Helen Child commented on KatrinaBoyd's photo

Wonderful sea life..

"Creative. Nice mermaid for sure. You portrayed her very well with a minimum of lines. "
7 hours ago
KatrinaBoyd posted a photo

Wonderful sea life..

Mixed media using colored pencils, dyes, carving, and natural embellishments..Mermaid, coral, sea turtle, jelly fish, sea horse, and kelp surround this big gourd.
21 hours ago
Alma Kathryn (Kaye) Burlason posted albums
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Lee Jam posted photos
23 hours ago
Lorraine Benolken Hassel posted photos
Janice Lyon commented on Darlene Mcintosh's photo

Wild West (Back side)

"Great save sister. I'll send you all my rejects! Lol you have a better imagination than I do!"
Lee Jam commented on Judy Gorrell's photo

small gourd

"Love this one...  colors and design are great! "
Lee Jam commented on Judy Gorrell's photo

Native Dancer

"Great design and color.  Really like this one, Judy.  "
Lee Jam commented on Judy Gorrell's photo

thunder gourd

"Love the inlay and the embossing on the bear.  "


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