"The Lyre is an adaptation of the lyre shown in the book:
Making Gourd Musical Instruments: Over 60 String, Wind & Percussion Instruments & How to Play Them [Paperback]
Ginger Summit (Author), Jim Widess (Author)"
Sam was made out of 10 gourds and named after the late Sam "the cat" Reigle. Unfortunatey the glare from the room lights caused small white spots on the all black areas of his coat. He's must better looking in person, and I save a lot on kitter…
"It's just blue leather dye, but I used some old charcoal spray fixative that I had hanging around from the 1980's, and it did NOT change the finish. Usually any thing appied over blue leather dye goes straight to good old dark blue,…"
"I, purely by accident (squirrels took some seeds from my gourd pile discards and out) grew 12 rather strange looking gourds! They look like huge pickles and I thought maybe I could make a Dachshund and low and behold-you have created…"
really, we have bonnie to thank for this. she did a great job of setting it up and getting everyone excited about it. i belong to a handful of gourd sites and by far this is the best. of course, it's all what we put into it....
Next time you want to take a road trip out this way , I'd appreciate if you would help me download some photos for this site . I tried and it didn't work , but then I've never done that either .... no wonder.
Computers are not on my highly talented list .... HA
Welcome, Barbara. We’re glad you’ve joined us. Please feel free to add a profile picture – and, of course, your own gourd photos. There are many activities and discussions for you to participate in. Look around and join in. And have fun! Darlene