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Joyce Laverty
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  • Longview, TX
  • United States
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Aphids on Gourd Vines
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I have what I think are aphids on my gourd vines - they are tiny, tiny yellowish dots that seem to develop black dots on the leaves.  My question is:  can I spray with insecticides? or will this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joyce Laverty Aug 9, 2013.

Deleting Photos
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How do we delete photos?  I checked on this site but directions given by OZ did not work.  I accidentally posted  a duplicate photo.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joyce Laverty Jan 25, 2011.

Buds But No Gourds
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This is my first time planting gourds.  I have planted Arizona Canteens and African Wine Kettle seeds.  They have grown nicely - long vines with healthy foilage and lots of buds but the buds turn…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Broughton Aug 9, 2011.

 

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Joyce Laverty commented on Joyce Laverty's photo
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Red Jasper

"Thanks Helen and Carrie."
11 hours ago
Joyce Laverty commented on Judy Richie's photo
12 hours ago
Joyce Laverty commented on Denise Milinovich's photo
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Eagle Gourd

"Love it - great job!  Your husband should be very pleased!"
yesterday
Helen Child commented on Joyce Laverty's photo
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Red Jasper

"That would make a really nice necklace too!"
yesterday
Carrie Cervantes commented on Joyce Laverty's photo
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Red Jasper

"beautiful:)"
yesterday
Joyce Laverty commented on Barbara McGeachy's photo
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Purple Tapestry Gourd Vase

"Love the colors and design.  Great job!"
Sunday
Joyce Laverty replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Removing paint and graphite paper marks.
"Yes - try it on a small spot first. I have used it to remove stubborn paint. Usually nail polish remover consists of other ingredients as well as acetone.  I usually buy 100% acetone at Sally's Beauty supply."
Saturday
Joyce Laverty commented on Pat Moritz's photo
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"Pathways in Life"

"Love the flow  of  colors and design."
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Joyce Laverty commented on Kristy Dial's photo
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Creative Quail

"So original - love it."
Saturday
Joyce Laverty replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Removing paint and graphite paper marks.
"Have you tried acetone? "
Saturday
Joyce Laverty posted a photo

Red Jasper

Alcohol ink and gilder's paste finish on gourd. Embellished with a red creek jasper beaded cabochon.
Saturday
Joyce Laverty commented on Kathe Stark's photo
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Tortugas

"Beautiful!"
Saturday
Joyce Laverty commented on Shannon Runer's photo
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Turquoise and Blue

"Beautiful."
Saturday
Joyce Laverty replied to Sonja Wainwright's discussion Stain and paint
"When using ink dyes (metallic and regular), I wood burn the design, then stain all over the gourd,  even covering the design.  Then I use a cotton tip dipped in acetone (not soaked) and take out the stain within the design. …"
Aug 3
Luci Flynn commented on Joyce Laverty's photo
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Copper Creek

"beautiful.  my favorite colors:  copper and turquoise  "
Aug 31, 2013
Diane Heimann commented on Joyce Laverty's photo
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Copper Creek

"Hi joyce, Thanks for the nice comments. Your work is great. I love your colors , weavings,and the adding of stones. Were does one get colored stones ?"
Aug 31, 2013

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At 4:16am on May 01, 2013, GAE Challenge gave Joyce Laverty a gift
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At 7:07pm on April 23, 2013, Clarissa Spence said…

Thank you very much for gift, Joyce. Was really nice to meet you and I loved Vickie's class!

At 8:13am on February 27, 2013, Hellen Martin said…

I’m personally inviting you to the Louisiana Gourd Society’s 1st Annual Show that will be held April 19-20, 2013 at the Claiborne Parish Fairgrounds located at 1563 Fairgrounds Drive in Haynesville, LA.   

They will have classes both days, gourd art, competition, and kids korner.  Visit their web site ….. www.louisianagourdsociety.org ….. for the class schedule and more information.

Tom and Zelda Hornsby, Bayou Gourds, will have gourds for you to purchase ….. www.bayougourds.com.    Nedra Dennison, Sawdust Connection, will have a wide variety of her many supplies you can purchase ….. www.sawdustconnection.com.   I will be teaching two classes and have a booth with my art and gourd books … www.paintingsbyhellen.com .   There will also be other artists with their gourd art and supplies!!! 

Come join us to have GOURD FUN!  You can shop, take a class, browse the art competition, and see the fabulous gourd creations!

At 5:16pm on February 20, 2012, GAE Challenge gave Joyce Laverty a gift
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At 9:16am on February 13, 2012, Cindy McFarland said…

Likewise. Love and Aloha, Cindy

At 1:41pm on January 28, 2012, Darla Hines said…

Hay Joyce, I forget who's work I'm really commenting on, when I see I piece I like I jsut have to say something. Now you seem to really have many techniques up your sleves! I'm watching your slide show and really am impressed....again! I really that that thick looking colored coil you have on your lastest post. What is it? If you don't mind telling:-) It's really a nice touch .Darla

At 3:58pm on October 5, 2011, Darla Hines said…
Bummer that you won't be going to the Festival this year. Hopefully next year you'll be able to make it. Love your work! Darla
At 11:30am on September 28, 2011, Darla Hines said…

Hay Joyce, I hope you are planning to make it to the TGS Festival. I would really like to meet you, love your work. I'll either be in the Southeast Patch Booth, Competition area or taking one of Bonnie's classes. I love this site where I get to see such great art work.

Darla

At 10:12am on July 02, 2011, Cathy Burris gave Joyce Laverty a gift
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Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July.
 
 
 

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