Gourd Art Enthusiasts

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Cindy McFarland posted a photo
3 hours ago
Cindy McFarland commented on Don Miller's photo

Latigo Loops Nightlight... lit

"Nice Aviance. Pretty!"
3 hours ago
GAE Challenge posted a photo

Sm-Ginko-Gourd+Stand-Debra Hillary

This is a small lumpy "ugly duckling" gourd, that I made into a vase covered with a design made from ginko leaves that were turning from green to yellow as they dropped last fall.
11 hours ago
GAE Challenge posted a photo


Debra Hillary's "Golden Fall", is a large gourd bowl she made using various Northwest fall leaves for the pattern. The cut-outs, Radiant Rain paints, and the lining of gold Patio Paint really capture the essence of fall in the Northwest for Debra.…
11 hours ago
Kathy Lumsden posted photos
12 hours ago
Patsy Deal commented on Don Miller's photo

Celtic Hearts Night Light

"Would it be too much trouble to take a picture of the light and base?"
14 hours ago
Don Miller commented on Don Miller's photo

Celtic Hearts Night Light

"Patsy, it is a lamp.  I cut the bottom of the canteen gourd with my cutoff saw, and cleaned and painted the inside.  The hole for the lamp is now on the bottom of the gourd.  I drilled a hole from the back and top of the walnut base…"
14 hours ago
Stephen Price commented on Candy Miller's photo
14 hours ago
Blaine Green commented on Blaine Green's photo


"Its a big piece to about 26 inches from head to tail. "BIGGER THAN MOST FISH I'VE CAUGHT" lol"
15 hours ago
Blaine Green posted photos
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Hellen Martin commented on GAE Challenge's photo
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