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Attention gourd-heads, newbie’s, masters and everyone in between. We’ve added a monthly feature to GAE. Come join in the fun. The theme provides the inspiration – you provide the vision. What a…Continue
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CONGRATULATIONS TO JILL ATWOOD FOR WINNING THE LAST MONTHLY GAE CHALLENGE "WORLD TRAVELS" Jill regularly submits entries of her beautiful gourd creations. For "World Travels" Jill created a gourd titled "Beijing Dragon" depicting her travels to Beijing, China.
Jill will receive a set of templates donated by the amazing Miriam Joy!
We'll be waiting to see a photo of how Jill uses the templates. And we'll also be waiting to see more entries for our March "EASTER CREATIONS".
GAE CALL TO ARTISTS
WE NEED YOUR ENTRIES!!!
Quarter 2 2016 - "Viva Mexico!"
Gourds can be painted, stained, carved, embellished or wood burned with any designs or patterns that have a Mexican flair. Please send only one photo of your favorite gourd creation to Barbara Marshall, challenge coordinator at GAEchallenge@yahoo.com. And please wait for the coordinator to post the pictures. Thanks!
GAE Challenge RULES
2. Send to- Barbara Marshall, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your entry must be work that has NOT already been posted on GAE. PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY. The challenge coordinator will post the photo – this will reduce the risk of possible duplicate photos on the website.
2016 1st Quarter GAE Challenge Prize
We are fortunate to have Miriam Joy once again donate "Large and Small Circle Templates" for this quarter's GAE Challenge selection. "Miriam Joy's Craft Templates - Use a Craft Template for more precise patterns for your Gourd Artwork! http://www.miriamjoy.com
To add to the fun, the recipient of the prize is asked to create a gourd art piece using the templates – It will be wonderful to see what gets created by this amazing group of artists! Checkout Miriam's YouTube site for helpful tips https://www.youtube.com/user/Miriamjoy123.
October/November -"World Travels"
September - "Red, Orange and Yellow"
Nautically themed artwork
Gourds that “sparkle” like fireworks, celebrating “Independence Days” worldwide
Gourd gardens and/or gourd garden houses.
Teapots created from gourds with handles and lids.
Decorated egg-shaped gourds or gourds as decorated eggs.
March-Heritage Month: Asian Floral Patterns & Motifs
Asia/Pacific Island floral patterns/motifs.
February-“Year of the Sheep”
Gourds that incorporate the Lunar New Year theme.
Gourd artwork showing off our furry friends.
Cheers … Barbara
GAE Challenge Coordinator