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Helen Child
  • Decatur, GA
  • United States
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Preparing cactus pads for embellishment
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I have acquired some cactus pad and would like to know how to prepare them for use on a gourd. Anyone know the technique? Or where I might learn about the methods involved?Thanks.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Georgia Cunningham Nov 18, 2013.

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"The Guardians of my Secret"

"Very nice gourd. Good design and I like the figures. Great detail."
Dec 8
Arturo J. Ramirez left a comment for Helen Child
"Thanks for the comment Helen. Hope to meet you at Wuertz 15!!"
Nov 30
Arturo J. Ramirez left a comment for Helen Child
"Hey hey Helen, Thank you for the many compliments you have sent my way !! I will be teaching indoors at Wuertz 15, and would love to meet such a talented and gifted gourder! Hope to see you there!!! Arturo"
Nov 28
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gourd bowl opened

"Love the colors!!"
Nov 27
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Hawk

"What Sylvia said! Nice gourd."
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I Live in a 'Gourd' World

"Great 'map'. Very effective."
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"Very nice - colors, design.."
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"Love your work. I hope to take one of your classes in AZ this Feb. "
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New gourd bowl

"Interesting piece. I really like the carved pebbles. And Dragon Flies are always cool. "
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Metallic Sphere

"Love the colors on this one. Nice job."
Nov 27
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1329b

"Lovely spiders. I like spiders myself. :-) "
Nov 27
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Western Flair

"Fabulous work. Your techniques are so very well done. Its a beautiful gourd. Are you going to sell it? "
Nov 16
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Hibiscus view 2

"Nice pen container. I like the puffy paint."
Nov 13
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Gourd Lamp

"Pretty, nice colors.  I see where the idea came from.  Ideas are all around."
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butterfly kisses9

"Beautiful gourd jar."
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At 8:58am on November 30, 2014, Arturo J. Ramirez said…

Thanks for the comment Helen. Hope to meet you at Wuertz 15!!

At 6:07pm on November 28, 2014, Arturo J. Ramirez said…

Hey hey Helen, Thank you for the many compliments you have sent my way !! I will be teaching indoors at Wuertz 15, and would love to meet such a talented and gifted gourder! Hope to see you there!!! Arturo

At 5:22am on October 28, 2014, Arturo J. Ramirez said…

Thanks for the comment Helen. your latest posts are REALLY unique. the worty scary guy is just perfect!!! Keep up the great work, I always look forward to seeing your new pieces. A

At 8:28pm on March 22, 2014, Arturo J. Ramirez said…

Hello Helen, sorry I missed your TXT this after noon. Thank you for the nice comments. I also admire your work. I really like the natural and the painted flower gourds. They both jump off the picture!! I am sure they are stunning pieces in person!!

At 12:23pm on February 27, 2013, Elaine Sutherland said…

I like all of your gourds, nice carving....

At 5:08am on October 31, 2012, Bonnie Adams said…

http://gourdartenthusiasts.ning.com/forum/topic/search?q=Carvin%27+Cage

Here's the link, Helen. It's a cost effective solution anyone can build as opposed to the high cost collection systems on the market. If you're on a budget it helps. It can be built for approximately $32. All the dust and odor stays in the bag and and only gets on your hands and carving tool. One of my students built one and added a plexiglass sheet in the top for even better viewing. 

At 4:01pm on October 30, 2012, Bonnie Adams said…

Hi, Helen, Sorry, I was gone most of the day. What can I help you with?

At 7:16am on October 8, 2011, Darlene Propp said…

Welcome,  Helen. We’re glad you’re here. There are many  activities and discussions in which you may want to participate.  Look around and join in.  Add some  photos of your own. And have fun!  The  GAE rules are located on the right side of the main page.   Darlene

 
 
 

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