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Lisa Gatz
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  • Visalia, CA
  • United States
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Growing Gourds and gophers/ other pests, too
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I have grown gourds when I lived in the "city" and didn't have any problem with them except for a few cucumber beetles.  We live in the foothills now and have a large property.  I'm wondering if…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gayla McFall Oct 31, 2011.

Adding a Banner to My Page
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I have seen some really nice banners or pictures at least at the top of peoples' pages.  Can anyone tell me how to do this?  Thanks!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gatz Jan 31, 2010.

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Great Gourds! Want some inspiration?

I'm amazed at the quality of work that people are doing with gourds. In the last few years, it seems like gourd art has just exploded! It's great to see. And now Denise Meyer is talking about teaching....what a year!

I found a few artists that like to use gourds as a base in their sculptures:

Ginny Diezel who is a superb sculptor and will be teaching at That Creative Place soon:…

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Posted on February 10, 2010 at 6:37pm

So Glad to be Here!

I have missed so many of you, my gourding friends! There is so much new in my life and some that is the same. I have been dabbling in mixed media for a while, meaning that I play with whatever art material is in front of me or gets my attention. I do work with gourds still.



I still have my website which has become That Creative Place. We have a store now also with a lot of mixed media materials. Most of the classes have gone… Continue

Posted on January 30, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

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My website is an online learning site. Most classes have to do with sculpting in some form or another. Our store carries Apoxie products, including Apoxie Clay which is great for sculpting. We also have a line of pearl ex powders, microbeads, downloadable classes, books by Christi Friesen, and much more!

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At 3:39pm on September 27, 2010, Norma Prickett said…
Hi Lisa, Your work is amazing and original. I saw your pregnant doll in Art Doll Quarterly. I love her! I, also do gourd dolls. I'll be in Art Doll's spring issue, Feb 1. I just joined this sight and the talent is incredible. Happy gourding, Norma
At 7:54pm on September 23, 2010, Marty Amaya said…
If I can get my Apoie as smooth as yours I'll be very happy. That blue is just beautiful. I e-mailed you at that creative place with my e-mail address. Thanks a million Lisa. Marty
At 3:25pm on September 23, 2010, Marty Amaya said…
Lisa, I saw on one of your posts that you use Apoxie Sculpt for lining the inside of some of your gourds. I tried doing this (first time using this product) and could not get it smooth enough to suit me. I was doing the inside of about a 6" diameter bird feeder that had 3 arches for entrances. I just could not smooth it well with my fingers even though I was using water. Came out looking like cellulite. I was able to sand it to look a little better but would like to know how to get it on smoother in the first place. I mixed well and was using small amounts at a time. Maybe it just takes some practice but was hoping you could give me some hints. Thanks in advance. Marty
At 10:31am on March 14, 2010, Denise Meyers said…
Hey Lisa...I am sorry that I haven't gotten back to you before now. Its been crazy around here, but the dust seems to have settled so I am going to start working on a lesson pan for the gourd classes and will keep you posted. I love your work. Its the kind of thing I have NO patience for at ALL!
At 5:01pm on February 17, 2010, Serena Kovalosky said…
Thanks, Lise, I'll check it out!
- SerenaK
At 2:38pm on February 17, 2010, L. E. "Lori" Ashley said…
Hi Lisa: The gourd pendants are just finished with wood stain on the backs, nothing fancy. Some have pins on the back...
At 12:03pm on February 11, 2010, Christine Pace gave Lisa Gatz a gift
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Thank you Lisa ...... and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
At 6:17pm on February 10, 2010, Claudia Hill said…
Right now I have an obsession with warty gourds. I just finished a spider (He's a Fred Astaire type - top hat, cane, gold watch) A sheep is next.
We've been using Quick Wood (Home Depot carries it.) It comes in a tube shape that is sliced, mixed, and used within about a half hour. Is that like the Apoxy Sculpt? I 've been reading the discussions, but I've never used it. What's the difference between that and the Apoxy Clay? I like working with clay type mediums. I love beading too, though!
Take care,
Claudia
At 4:38pm on February 10, 2010, Claudia Hill said…
Hi Lisa,
As I'm finally adding some pictures on here, I realized that your site really helped me get started. I took several classes back when it was almost all gourds. I still get your updates, Your work is beautiful! I especially love the turtles.
At 4:01pm on February 8, 2010, Serena Kovalosky said…
Hi Lisa,
Do you have a website where you have more info on the Apoxy Clay you use?
Many thanks!
SerenaK

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Gayla McFall replied to Lisa Gatz's discussion Growing Gourds and gophers/ other pests, too
"I put a gopher plant near my small patch as the gophers or maybe the moles were getting into them."
Oct 31, 2011
Annette Cable Nicholson replied to Lisa Gatz's discussion Growing Gourds and gophers/ other pests, too
"I have found that long  windsocks scare the deer away in my gourd patch,,,it you do not have a tree to hang it from I have used a very tall shepards hook,,,,windchimes are good also,,,they  scare  most wildlife off.."
Oct 18, 2011
Janice Hill replied to Lisa Gatz's discussion Growing Gourds and gophers/ other pests, too
"I've also heard of gopher plants being used to repel gophers.  They are toxic to pets though so be careful.   On the plastic jug question, I've found that the Arizona Tea jugs are large, thick and on the heavy side!"
Jun 23, 2011
Gayla McFall replied to Lisa Gatz's discussion Growing Gourds and gophers/ other pests, too
"I too live in the country and we had problems with gophers, moles, etc. until my husband brought home a gopher plant. They won't come near it. You can actually ask your nursery for "gopher plant" even though I'm sure that…"
Jun 23, 2011
Debbie Speed replied to Lisa Gatz's discussion Growing Gourds and gophers/ other pests, too
"Sandy, thank you so much for this info...I was so desperate to find out what to do...we are expecting record cold tonight here in North Central Texas, they are saying around 35 degrees.  I have some gallon water jugs i will cut the bottoms out…"
May 2, 2011
Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips replied to Lisa Gatz's discussion Growing Gourds and gophers/ other pests, too
"PS: should you need to put the tiny greenhouses ( I preferred juice bottle) over the seedlings, be sure and push the container down into the dirt so they willl hold up against wind better......I have chased many a fruit juice container.........LOL"
Apr 1, 2011
Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips replied to Lisa Gatz's discussion Growing Gourds and gophers/ other pests, too
"Hi Andrea! LOL  be patient!  I had always stacked flats of plantings, covered with plastic...... on top of refigerator. it's warm up there. I put the fastest germinating plants on top because I would check for germination daily…"
Apr 1, 2011
Julie Glover replied to Lisa Gatz's discussion Growing Gourds and gophers/ other pests, too
"Hi, I am from Michigan and never had deer bother my vines or the gourds. or, the rodents until they dry. Have had mice do some chewing. That,s where a cat comes in handy. Haha"
Apr 1, 2011
Darlene Propp replied to Lisa Gatz's discussion Who is going to Visalia in April? in the group California Gourders
"I expect to be there. :-)"
Oct 30, 2010
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"Wonderful design and workmanship. Very creative use of the gourd to its fullest."
Oct 27, 2010
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"Beautiful!"
Oct 27, 2010
Norma Prickett left a comment for Lisa Gatz
"Hi Lisa, Your work is amazing and original. I saw your pregnant doll in Art Doll Quarterly. I love her! I, also do gourd dolls. I'll be in Art Doll's spring issue, Feb 1. I just joined this sight and the talent is incredible. Happy…"
Sep 27, 2010
Marty Amaya left a comment for Lisa Gatz
"If I can get my Apoie as smooth as yours I'll be very happy. That blue is just beautiful. I e-mailed you at that creative place with my e-mail address. Thanks a million Lisa. Marty"
Sep 23, 2010
Lisa Gatz left a comment for Marty Amaya
"Here's a pic of the inside of my frog gourd. It's a very small gourd."
Sep 23, 2010
 
 
 

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