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What should become of the monthly challenge and the future of GAE
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Please add your comments and insights here!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Hammond Apr 26.

GAE Challenge - Quarterly or Monthly?
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Please add your opinions here if you would like to see the GAE challenge remain a monthly feature or think it should be quarterly.  Also, a lot of our membership uses facebook more than GAE.  …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Bryan Dec 20, 2015.

Copyright Infringement Notice
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Email that was sent on 3/6/2104  to all GAE members.  Offending photos may be removed at any time by GAE moderators - but please police yourselves and remove any questionable photos using copyrighted…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie Gibson Jan 17.

Upcoming fee changes from Ning
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Ning has recently announced that their fees will be jumping quite a bit higher. A site our size will cost $49 a MONTH. Right now, I am absorbing the cost of the site as a service to the gourd…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Jean Kopjak Aug 2, 2015.


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Bonnie Gibson commented on Kathe Stark's photo


"Great job. :)"
Bonnie Gibson commented on Patricia Lelie's photo

Iris Squared

"Very nice - but I really like the Sunset Symphony one. "
May 19
Jan Hammond replied to Bonnie Gibson's discussion What should become of the monthly challenge and the future of GAE
"I don't know if I will participate in the challenge (monthly or quarterly) but I sure do use the website.  I enjoy seeing the work of others and the forum is invaluable to those of us just starting in the hobby.  Your effort, and that…"
Apr 26
Bonnie Gibson commented on Sharon Trandem's photo


"I recognize your gourd from class - you did a great job on finishing the piece!"
Apr 17
Bonnie Gibson replied to Terrye Temple's discussion Fighting bugs in gourds
"The bugs probably damaged them in the fields.  Do you see any signs of bugs in the box?  If not, they are probably ok.  You could try bleach if you are worried. "
Apr 6
Bonnie Gibson replied to terri bischoff's discussion Working with polymer clay
"Hi Kathleen,  If there is a request for the Fix It Sculpt I can certainly order it to have on hand.  So far you are the first person that has said they use it and why.   "
Mar 27
Nora E. Graf replied to Bonnie Gibson's discussion What should become of the monthly challenge and the future of GAE
"I find I never have a gourd suitable for the challenge,  lots of gourds, never the right one.  What I find valuable though are the forums.  Whenever I have a question this is the first place I come.  The information over the…"
Mar 21
LouAnn Ingram replied to Bonnie Gibson's discussion What should become of the monthly challenge and the future of GAE
"I love this site, even though I'm not here a lot. Have not been well joint problems and aging is attacking me. Not giving up. I do understand if you have to change to quarterly. I just love coming back to see the beauty that everyone submits,…"
Mar 19

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Rating Photos & other website tips

If you want to utilize this site fully, there are many extra features that you may not even realize are available.

Did you know you can rate photos? When you pull up a photo to look at the full sized picture, there are 5 greyed out stars to the right of the photo. You may click on these to assign 1-5 stars. If you've ever used Netflix or similar programs this works exactly the same. If one person rates a photo as a 5, and someone else as a 2, then that photo's score would be around a… Continue

Posted on January 3, 2010 at 11:33am

Blog versus Forum?

If you have a question, the forum is the best place to post your discussion. These posts will remain visible on the forum section for quite a while. If it's really important information, we can make them "featured posts" so they stay up top all of the time.

If you just want to make general statements or tell about what you are doing with gourds, then the blog area is for you. People can still reply to your posts, but important questions won't be lost as new entries push the old ones… Continue

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 9:22am — 1 Comment

Gourd Calendar?

In previous years, someone has taken it upon themselves to gather gourd art photos from many artists and to create a wall calendar featuring that art. I know I participated for several years but I don't believe anyone has done so lately.. It takes a lot of work to get photos and permissions from all the of the different people - but nothing says you couldn't create a calendar with your own gourd art using one of the many photo services.

This year I searched for an art wall calendar… Continue

Posted on December 28, 2009 at 7:30am — 6 Comments


Wow, I'm really enjoying all the photos people are posting! Thanks for sharing. Isn't the photo slideshow feature neat?

Posted on December 19, 2009 at 8:18pm — 2 Comments

I have a passion for gourd crafting and gourd art! I developed this interactive gourd web site so that we can all share ideas, photos and discussions about gourds!

If you want to see more of my work or view many pages of free tutorials, I encourage you to visit my main site at www.ArizonaGourds.com I also sell gourd crafting tools, supplies, and hard to find embellishments for gourd crafting. Your purchases from Arizona Gourds helps to sponsor the site.

Thanks for stopping by! Bonnie Gibson

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At 7:57am on March 1, 2016, Sarah Vallance said…

Ah! Ignorance straight away. Which ones are classified as ornamental gourds and I take your point about northern summers, some years we are still waiting in September before we realise that it has been and gone,  usually 1 day in May.

At 12:20am on January 31, 2016, Clint Waters said…

Hello Bonnie,  I have been on this great web site for several years but haven't been using it for about a year.  All my friends and messages seem to be gone.  Can you help me with that.  I am now able to get back in to gourd art and need to again establish communications with those friends. Thanks Clint

At 12:24pm on November 10, 2015, GAE Challenge said…

Thanks Bonnie.  I look forward to receiving lots of entries for our upcoming challenges!

At 1:58am on July 14, 2015, Nancy hook said…
Thanks for the reminder.
At 9:24am on February 4, 2015, massimo leotardi said…

Thanks Bonnie, i love your work too.


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