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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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Helen Child commented on Yiannakis Ioannou's photo
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"Your gourds are beautiful. Wonderful pyrography. I think the cats is my favorite."
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Helen Child commented on Marianne Barnes's photo
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Undulating Gourd

"Another beautiful piece. I love all the different materials."
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Helen Child commented on Marianne Barnes's photo
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Emerald Twill

"Really pretty. The colors all work together as well as the basketry and the embellishment. Really nice work. I really like this one."
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Helen Child commented on Joanna Bradley's photo
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"Nice feathers! "
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Helen Child commented on massimo leotardi's photo
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1A

"Beautiful work. Lovely figure, expressive."
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Helen Child commented on Suzanne Pease's photo
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Copper & Turqoise

"Very creative. Nice blending of materials."
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Helen Child commented on Judy Stemen's photo
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Leaves & Butterflies

"Very pretty! Lovely work in your intricate design."
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Helen Child commented on Judy Stemen's photo
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Jewel

"Really nicely done design."
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Helen Child commented on Judy Gorrell's photo
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Northwest thunder gourd

"Nice use of the colors. "
Jul 5
Helen Child commented on Madonna Watermon's photo
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pine needle and butterfly

"I like the white filagree."
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Helen Child commented on Brenda Jamison's photo
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moth basket 2

"Very nice Brenda. Lots of work with this one. It came out really well."
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Helen Child commented on randy storm's photo
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"Beautiful for sure. "
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Helen Child commented on Brenda Jamison's photo
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Love

"Very pretty Brenda. You come up with some really nice designs. I like this one and the colors too."
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Helen Child commented on Pinky Mitchell's photo
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"Good face! Mexican celebration of the dead?"
Jul 5
Helen Child commented on Pinky Mitchell's photo
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"I like this. Good use of two gourds to make a great bird. It would lend itself to a Christmas ornament - "A partridge in a pear tree." :-)"
Jul 5
Helen Child commented on Kathe Stark's photo
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Bold & Sassy

"You name this one exactly right. It is bold and sassy and very beautiful. Nice carving too. "
Jul 5

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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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