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Giovanni Selles
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  • Pembroke, NC
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Gourd Masks
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How are the feathers attached in the back of the head piece?Us the image as exampleAny videos out there to watch?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandy Schneider Feb 19, 2016.

Pine Needle Instructional Video
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I have search and search in the world wide web but I am yet to find anything close that shows a beginner how to attach Pine Needles on a gourd from beginning to end. The tools, Where to get them, How…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Giovanni Selles Feb 17, 2016.

Leather Dye
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I am a self taught artist and I am just starting to learn about Gourds. I truly would like to get into this quick. I am military and soon to retire. I have seen beautiful leather looking gourds and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie Adams Sep 7, 2015.

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Giovanni Selles commented on Sandy Schneider's photo
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"These Mint colors are beautiful. This is one thing I do not know of......Pine Needle. Beautiful work!"
Feb 19, 2016
Sandy Schneider replied to Giovanni Selles's discussion Gourd Masks
"I don't know how everyone else does it, but I drill tiny holes, add a drop of glue, and insert the shaft of the feather into the hole.  I will also first insert the shaft of the feather through a bead and then insert the shaft into the…"
Feb 19, 2016
Giovanni Selles posted a discussion

Gourd Masks

How are the feathers attached in the back of the head piece?Us the image as exampleAny videos out there to watch?See More
Feb 18, 2016
Giovanni Selles replied to Giovanni Selles's discussion Pine Needle Instructional Video
"That vase is awesome and I truly would like to get into that exact level if not better. Thank you for your input."
Feb 17, 2016
Giovanni Selles replied to Giovanni Selles's discussion Pine Needle Instructional Video
"Patty, You know that I have been on this website in the past but never actually scanned hard through it. I do see the books and I will look into it. Thank you so much"
Feb 17, 2016
Patty Myers replied to Giovanni Selles's discussion Pine Needle Instructional Video
"Hellen Martin has a very nice printed tutorial that shows the pine needle coiling and the floating coils. It also shows how to add antlers later on in the booklet as well. I own a copy that I purchased from her website and it was extremely helpful.…"
Feb 16, 2016
Sarah castro replied to Giovanni Selles's discussion Pine Needle Instructional Video
"Hi Giovanni, You really choose a very beautiful vase as an example. I have done similar vases and learned by doing. you may find pine needles at turtle feather or any of our gourd websites and also the wax linen (thread) in many colors. I am sorry I…"
Feb 16, 2016
Giovanni Selles posted a discussion

Pine Needle Instructional Video

I have search and search in the world wide web but I am yet to find anything close that shows a beginner how to attach Pine Needles on a gourd from beginning to end. The tools, Where to get them, How much pine needles to buy, ect......I would soon like to make something such as the attachment.Please HelpSee More
Feb 16, 2016
Kay Lovingood left a comment for Giovanni Selles
"Thanks, Giovanni. I don't know what I can teach you, though; all my knowledge is either trial and error or YouTube videos. I've never taken a lesson or a workshop, not even for another type of art. But I'll be glad to answer questions…"
Jan 18, 2016
Giovanni Selles commented on Kay Lovingood's photo
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BOWL - WAVE

"is that BROWN, ink dye?"
Jan 18, 2016
Giovanni Selles commented on Giovanni Selles's photo
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"That is somewhere along the lines I was thinking. I consider mine basic and comparing it to basics on some in Etsy, they go for $80. I believe I want to start at $40 for this one  though. Thank you"
Jan 18, 2016
Kay Lovingood commented on Giovanni Selles's photo
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"Nice job! I like the bright reds and the shading. I never know how much to charge for any of my things. My bowl that you recently commented on was priced at $40, which is far too low. But maybe you can use that as a comparison..."
Jan 18, 2016
Giovanni Selles commented on Kay Lovingood's photo
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"LOL I kept looking at it and the texture look the same and I puzzled me on how you laid the crayon so smooth on there. Could you look at my first gourd and tell me how much you would price this for. I plan to enter a show in July with 30 Gourds but…"
Jan 18, 2016
Giovanni Selles commented on Kay Lovingood's photo
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BOWL - WAVE

"Very nice. What tool did you use to paint the inside with melted crayon?"
Jan 18, 2016
Giovanni Selles commented on Giovanni Selles's photo
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"My first Gourd I plan to make 30 Gourds for a 4th of July festivity. Can anyone tell me how much you'll would sell this for?"
Jan 17, 2016
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Jan 17, 2016

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Hello. My name is Giovanni Selles. I am Originally from Panama Central America, I have been in the U.S. Army for 21yrs now. My plans are to finish off all my medical and retire out from there. I grew up with art through my mother who always put a coloring book in front of me and through her I have become a self taught artist. I only have High school experience but much of my art work(acrylic paintings) is recognized by the local community. I am located in Pembroke, NC. As I come into retirement I would like to go into my own business and pursue into Art. I have recently have had my mind on Gourds and as a business as they are not a major advertisement in this part of North Carolina.

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At 11:22am on January 18, 2016, Kay Lovingood said…
Thanks, Giovanni. I don't know what I can teach you, though; all my knowledge is either trial and error or YouTube videos. I've never taken a lesson or a workshop, not even for another type of art. But I'll be glad to answer questions and let you pick my brain, for whatever it's worth.
 
 
 

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