I can't believe we were both there at the same time and didn't know each other but are writing now. What a hoot. I love your green gourd with the reddish, orange flowers. I've been scrolling through your gourds. I also love the african violet and the stand made of antlers to hang gourds on. Beautiful.
Did you go to the gourd festival in Fredericksburg? I took Bonnie's class there this last weekend and bought some burrs you described for filigree work. Thanks for sharing your secrets. I'm going to give it a try and will be back with questions along the way I'm sure.
I live close to Lubbock in a little town called Lorenzo. My family has a ranch in Eden and I grew up in the San Angelo area so I know Junction. I grew up in Ballinger and spent many a morning eating doughnuts at a great little restaurant in Dublin. We went through there every summer going to see the relatives. So I know right where you are. I love your work. What are your favorite carving burrs? I just took a class with Bobbie Gibson on carving and filigree and bought some new ones but haven't really tried much carving. I love your style. Got any clues to get me started?
Hi Connie, I know what you mean about painting, it takes 3 times longer to shade and get the colors just right. I now prefer the woodburning, but want to try my hand at carving, just so afraid I'll ruin the beautiful gourd, if I slip!Do you use a large carbide burr or the diamond heads? Hope you don't mind my asking, just don't want to flub it up, if you know what I mean. lol. Yes I do love creating on gourds, they are so natural and wonderful to work on.