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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 Valerie Garrett Mar 18.

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 Gerry Hemmer Oct 31, 2013.

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 Don Miller's photo
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Latigo Loops Nightlight... lit

"A great use for a cannonball gourd!  It makes a nice lap with the filigree."
Oct 18
Bonnie Gibson commented on Candy Miller's photo
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Waves Filigreed Inlaid Nightlight

"Nice finish - not many people take the time to get it looking that smooth. :)"
Oct 18
Bonnie Gibson commented on JOHNANN YENAWINE's photo
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CROWN DANCER

"FYI - Balsa is very fragile, you might try Basswood instead next time. You can buy that at the hobby or craft store in the same location as balsa. It can be cut with a gourd saw or small hand saw.  "
Oct 10
Bonnie Gibson replied to Barry Sholder's discussion True purple transparent finish
"I concur with Phyllis.  You will never get a true transparent purple because of the underlying yellow gourd color.  You'd have to use something with opaque properties or coat the gourd with white gesso first - which is opaque and…"
Oct 7
Bonnie Gibson replied to Mary Marchant's discussion THUNDER GOURDS
"I hope people will respect the ingenuity of Ron Swank for coming up with a tutorial and the original idea for making these from gourds.  His is the risingsunflowerflutes link on a previous posing on this topic.  He sells the tutorial and…"
Oct 6
Bonnie Gibson commented on GAE Challenge's photo
Oct 1
Bonnie Gibson commented on Stephen Price's photo
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Paint Marker Fun

"I like the bold contrasts in colors. :)"
Sep 30
Bonnie Gibson commented on Barry Sholder's photo
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Gourd Banjo Patina

"Barry, I love seeing what you do with the drum skins you get from me.  I'd love to try making one myself, but since I'm not musical I don't think I'd get much use out of it afterwards. ;) "
Sep 27

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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

PHOTOS!

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 7:40am 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)

At 5:49pm on October 4, 2013, Judy absher said…
Bonnie, will u please tell me how to navigate around this site??!! How do u pull up individual sites? Thanks, Judy
At 3:01pm on July 20, 2013, Suzi Jordan said…

Happy Birthday, Bonnie... Hope is has been a wonderful day for you... :)

At 10:32am on April 11, 2013, Toni Davis said…

I would just like to tell you how much I admire your work! I have been getting your newsletters and get lost in the wealth of information in all the past issues. You are extremely talented and generous with your knowledge. All I want to do now is play with gourds, which doesn't get my house built! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration!            Toni Davis

 
 
 

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