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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 Shay Turner Jun 21.

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.

What gourd books would you buy with $300?
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What gourd books would you buy if you were given $300? Time for a little hypothetical question – imagine you were at a gourd show, and somone races up to you and says – ‘it’s your lucky day – you can…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Marotta Dec 13, 2011.

Festival considerations
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I posted this on another site after a discussion about a festival that is being discontinued. This would be a good forum for feedback from the various places around the country.  Do you agree?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christy Barajas - WGF Jan 28, 2011.


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Bonnie Gibson commented on Helen Child's photo
Sep 30
Bonnie Gibson commented on Jack Thorp's photo

Water Maden

"IT's refreshing to see a new take on a tired subject. ;)"
Sep 24
Bonnie Gibson commented on Daniel Feathers Montano 's photo


"NIce to see you here Daniel.  Still carving decoys? "
Sep 6
Bonnie Gibson replied to Char Donaldson's discussion Legs
"I use Apoxie Sculpt for this kind of work.  I used it to repair broken pvc pipe on our pool filter so it is exposed to Arizona sun and heat as well as water.  The repair is probably 5 years old now with no sign of leaking.  IT's…"
Sep 1
Bonnie Gibson commented on Helen Child's photo

Lilie bowl side 2

"NIce job!  It is fun to do this kind of carving when you get a nice thick gourd.  I'm sure you had hours of fun with the sanding. :)"
Aug 31
Bonnie Gibson commented on Janice Lyon's photo

Trial and Error

"Great job with the perspective!"
Aug 26
Kathy Jean Kopjak replied to Bonnie Gibson's discussion Upcoming fee changes from Ning
"I like the donation button."
Aug 2
Marie Sarafinski replied to Bonnie Gibson's discussion Upcoming fee changes from Ning
"I belong to an art site, and they have a small box on the right of the screen asking to "click" to donate.  Amounts as small as $1.00 can be donated.  "
Aug 2

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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 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.

At 8:41am on November 30, 2014, joanna stiner said…

I hope I can go to one of the meetings to meet everyone. I am not an artist, have taken art lessons way in the past and have done two paintings but nothing that kept my interest.  I like to do intricate, different things, using different mediums and I have a lot to learn !!  So, if one needs to have experience in the arts and have done paintings and such, would I still be able to join?  I work Monday-Thursday 6 to 5 by the time I get home it's about 6 so from Oro Valley area to where the meetings are held would that cause a problem with being a member? 

At 7:40am on June 3, 2014, Judi Fleming said…

LOL!  I think I joined at the beginning, but used my generic email account and forgot the password, so I am now on with my "normal" one.  Thanks for this lovely site!

At 3:11pm on January 21, 2014, Jeff McCombie said…

Bonnie Thanks for your comment on my photo ("Looks like wood!" Of course that was my intention- glad it worked. Coincidence you posted on my photo. I am going to be a first time attendee at the gourd festival in Feb . I attempted to sign up for your carving class on Sun. but it was too late. Very disappointed. I did sign up for another class that I think will be helpful. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you and fellow gourders while there. Unfortunately I only have the Sunday to attend. Look forward to meeting you- Jeff (Facebook Clarion River Gallery)


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