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applying ghost leaves
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I have about twenty ghost leaves that I bought here in Green Valley and I do not know how to apply them to my gourds. Any suggestions?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rhonda Kesner Jan 15, 2016.

I have contraccted a very serious funggus and mold ey infection.
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Hello everyoneI thought I should share this horrible experience with you. I have been working with gourds only about a year now and. It became my passion. Unfortunately for me I have gotten a very…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie Adams May 14, 2014.

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Rhonda Kesner replied to Mary Ann Mulford's discussion applying ghost leaves
"I've used them a number of times. First time, I used a spay adhesive on the leaves and applied them. I then did a brush on varnish--worked great. This last time, I used Modge Podge. Brush on the gourd, add the leaf skeletons, then Modpe Podge…"
Jan 15, 2016
Kathie Clinesmith replied to Mary Ann Mulford's discussion applying ghost leaves
"I've used Modge Podge to apply leaf skeletons and seems to work OK. "
Jan 12, 2016
judy offermann replied to Mary Ann Mulford's discussion applying ghost leaves
"wwhat are they made out of ?"
Mar 2, 2015
Mary Ann Mulford replied to Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips's discussion Antlers
"My Son hunts them in Oregon and sends them to me. My problem is how do I attach them to the gourds? Also how do I shine them?"
Sep 12, 2014
Mary Ann Mulford posted a discussion

applying ghost leaves

I have about twenty ghost leaves that I bought here in Green Valley and I do not know how to apply them to my gourds. Any suggestions?See More
Sep 12, 2014
Bonnie Adams replied to Mary Ann Mulford's discussion I have contraccted a very serious funggus and mold ey infection.
"Thank you so much, Mary Ann! This could really be the most important message that any gourder could read, but most assuredly new gourders. A lot of people find their way into gourding by chance so there is always the probability that they don't…"
May 14, 2014
Mary Ann Mulford replied to Mary Ann Mulford's discussion I have contraccted a very serious funggus and mold ey infection.
"Hi Judy, Thank you for the message. I know I will have a full recovery but it will take time. In the meantime please be very careful yourself and if you have any safety precautions we can take as gourders would you please share them. I guess I…"
May 14, 2014
Mary Ann Mulford replied to Mary Ann Mulford's discussion I have contraccted a very serious funggus and mold ey infection.
"Good Morning Bonnie   Being new to gourding I was not aware of this type of risk. I did wear paper mask and goggles. However, I did not wear them when cleaning and scrubbing the gourds. I was so excited that I found something that I could do,…"
May 14, 2014
Judy Richie replied to Mary Ann Mulford's discussion I have contraccted a very serious funggus and mold ey infection.
"I'm so sorry that this has happened to you, Mary Ann.  I truly hope that you have a full recovery from this.  Take Care."
May 13, 2014
Bonnie Adams replied to Mary Ann Mulford's discussion I have contraccted a very serious funggus and mold ey infection.
"Mary Ann, please let us know what safety measures you took while working with gourds, what you did and didn't know about gourd safety, etc. This may help all the gourders who read this and may have been lax at times about their own gourd…"
May 13, 2014
Mary Ann Mulford posted a discussion

I have contraccted a very serious funggus and mold ey infection.

Hello everyoneI thought I should share this horrible experience with you. I have been working with gourds only about a year now and. It became my passion. Unfortunately for me I have gotten a very rare fungus and mold eye infection that affects one person in 200,000. It is contracted from gourds rotting plants on the vine and the ground. I have been fighting it for almost three months with 11 days in the hospital. I have lost my eye site in the left eye. I may regain my sight after surgery.  I…See More
May 13, 2014
Jennifer Hershman left a comment for Mary Ann Mulford
"Hey don't get discouraged, you never gain anything if you don't keep trying, and the more you do something the better you get at it, I am new to gourding as well, about the same amount of time as you, I question myself all the time, thats…"
Dec 31, 2013
Eileen Eddleman left a comment for Mary Ann Mulford
"Mary Ann I was recently told that the pieces we create are practice pieces for the Big creation. Please don't be discouraged and continue to create for the big one!"
Nov 17, 2013
Mary Ann Mulford commented on Bonnie Gibson's event Wuertz Gourd Festival
"My booth is E16 I am very excited but also very apprehensive, I am new to gourding (seven months). Not sure my work is good enough for a Big Show, I am going to give it my best shot. See you there."
Nov 4, 2013
Mary Ann Mulford posted a status
"Snowmen hats made from 8.5 oz styrofoam cups. Put oven on 400 degrees put cups upside down on a cookie sheet about 2 minutes. So cute."
Nov 4, 2013
Darlene Propp left a comment for Mary Ann Mulford
"Welcome,  Mary Ann. 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, but please no more than 25.…"
Aug 27, 2013

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Discouraged

Hi everyone:

 

I have only been working on gourds for about seven months. I do get some wonderful comments on my work, however, I have not sold anything and I just went to the Gourd show at one of the country clubs here in Green Valley.  The work that was there is way out of my realm of talent. I was so discouraged that I questioned myself if I should continue. Any comments with similiar experience would be very helpful.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 8:57am

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At 4:53am on December 31, 2013, Jennifer Hershman said…

Hey don't get discouraged, you never gain anything if you don't keep trying, and the more you do something the better you get at it, I am new to gourding as well, about the same amount of time as you, I question myself all the time, thats human nature. I am going to Wuertz as well, putting myself out there just like you. Remember many of the great artist of yesterday couldn't sell a painting when they first started. I think your work is nice, and you should keep up the good work. And I think you must enjoy it, and  thats half the battle.

At 8:31pm on November 17, 2013, Eileen Eddleman said…

Mary Ann I was recently told that the pieces we create are practice pieces for the Big creation. Please don't be discouraged and continue to create for the big one!

At 6:36pm on August 27, 2013, Darlene Propp said…

Welcome,  Mary Ann. 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, but please no more than 25. And have fun!  The  GAE rules are located on the right side of the main page.   Darlene

 
 
 

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