Gourd Art Enthusiasts

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Latest Activity

Barbara Van Vleck commented on Lesley Orr's photo

Lidded leaf bowl

" Nice design and nice fit of that lid.  Good job."
4 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on Kathe Stark's photo


"Kate, you do such nice work and your own beautiful style."
12 hours ago
Kathe Stark posted a photo


TransTints & acrylics and thanks to the help of my brother and his wood shop, mounted on a wooden stand.
13 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on Lesley Orr's photo

Lidded leaf bowl

"I Like!!! "
14 hours ago
ronald,jenkins commented on Julie Sitzema's photo


"what kind of finish do you use?"
15 hours ago
rhonda cooper posted a photo


Side view of Gourd
17 hours ago
rhonda cooper posted a photo


Faux Leather Tooling..Design Woodburned..Some Carving..and colored with the Rich Brown transparent acrylic paint..finished with brush on polyurethane satin finish..embellished with concho's
17 hours ago
Lesley Orr commented on Lesley Orr's photo

Lidded leaf bowl

"Thank you Brenda... I'm finally starting to figure this art form out!"
17 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Lesley Orr's photo

Lidded leaf bowl

"Very Nice!"
18 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Feather Thundergourd

"Thanks Hellen"
18 hours ago
Lesley Orr commented on Lorraine Benolken Hassel's photo

Gourds & More ~By Lorraine Fall Bounty

"Love this... Wonderfully aged looking."
18 hours ago
Lesley Orr posted photos
18 hours ago


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