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Donna Wiseman replied to Gary Waldele's discussion Gourd skin how yo soften
"I have a bag of wet potting soil and bury the gourd in it and the next day take it out and wash it and use a metal scrubber or putty knife."
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Golden Feathers

"Thank you ladies."
Brenda Jamison commented on Sarah castro's photo


"Very nice Sarah!"
Georgia Cunningham commented on Nancy J Overmyer's photo


"Your work is absolutely lovely, so artistic."
Sarah castro commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Golden Feathers

"Beautiful. I didn't know these were so popular"
Sarah castro posted a status
"Getting ready for the new season of shows."
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Helen Child commented on Nancy J Overmyer's photo

Elm Leaf bowl

"Nice work. Where do you get your thick gourds?"
Helen Child commented on Nancy J Overmyer's photo


"I like this. Its interesting with the colors and depth."
Helen Child commented on Patricia Farley's photo

southwest sunset

"Various elements come together nicely. Very attractive piece."
Helen Child commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Golden Feathers

"Pretty. Well done."
Brenda Jamison posted a photo

Golden Feathers

This large club gourd has wood burned feathers all around the top and every other one is gold leafed one gold, one variegated gold leafing. It has turquoise cabs as adornment. 5 1/2" tall x 21" around. Painted in Ink dye, minwax & acrylic paint.


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