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Monica Sobczyk
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  • Westfield, MA
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Monica Sobczyk commented on Brenda S. Blackwelder's photo
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World of Turtles

"congrats - well deserved!"
Mar 7, 2014
Monica Sobczyk commented on Przemek Krawczynski's photo
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Table lamp XX - Butterflies

"beautiful work. the designing alone must have been weeks!"
Mar 7, 2014
Monica Sobczyk replied to Bonnie Gibson's discussion Copyright Infringement Notice
"if you find a piece of clipart on the internet can you incorporate it into your design? does every piece used need to be acknowledged? I have quite a bit of digital clipart i have purchased but always us it IN my design but not AS…"
Mar 7, 2014
Monica Sobczyk commented on Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips's photo
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"very interesting"
Apr 16, 2012
Monica Sobczyk commented on Linda Dunlap's photo
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Owl-Gourd-Sd-3-2012-W

"you do beautiful paintings! very expressive"
Apr 16, 2012
Monica Sobczyk commented on GAE Challenge's photo
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Bert_Petrie-Out-of-the-Blue

"I love your work!  "
Apr 16, 2012
Monica Sobczyk commented on harlan van voorst's photo
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memorial statue-side 3

"beautiful job - Darla & Helen said it all"
Apr 16, 2012
Selena Navarrete left a comment for Monica Sobczyk
"Yay! My first friend request:) Thank you."
Mar 19, 2012
Monica Sobczyk commented on Desbah Allison's photo
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*buffalo dream*

"beautiful work, I would love to see a close up of the buffalo"
Mar 15, 2012
Monica Sobczyk commented on Susan Kagel's photo
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Apple2

"the color combination is beautiful  "
Mar 15, 2012
Monica Sobczyk commented on BETTIE LAKE's photo
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bird1

"the colors are wonderful  "
Mar 15, 2012
Monica Sobczyk commented on Selena Navarrete's photo
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Loves Me... Loves Me Not

"the facial expressions are wonderful, they just draw you in."
Mar 15, 2012
Monica Sobczyk commented on Selena Navarrete's photo
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Butterfly Skull Mask

"love the color!"
Mar 15, 2012
Monica Sobczyk commented on Selena Navarrete's photo
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Taos Virgin

"I really like your sculpturs & masks. they are so expressive!"
Mar 15, 2012
Monica Sobczyk commented on Nadine Koski's photo
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31 Owls

"these little guys are adorable"
Mar 15, 2012
Monica Sobczyk commented on Claudia Wesleythornburg's photo
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"would love to hear the story behind it! very pretty"
Mar 15, 2012

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At 7:47am on March 19, 2012, Selena Navarrete said…

Yay! My first friend request:) Thank you.

At 4:49am on June 19, 2011, Hellen Martin gave Monica Sobczyk a gift
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Have a wonderful BIRTHDAY and enjoy your cake tomorrow since that's when you have your birthday! ;o))
At 2:48pm on June 4, 2011, Phyllis Sickles said…
Hi Monica,  I sometimes will spray the gourd with a light coat of Deft Lacquer before painting.  But most of the time I don't.  I have used wood hardener but  infrequently.  If the gourd is rather thin ( 1/4" or less) I might.  Of course, I usually don't carve gourds that thin.  I prefer at least 1/2" or more.  The thicker the better it is.  Hope I have been able to help.  Feel free to ask any questions.
At 6:23am on June 2, 2011, Phyllis Sickles said…

Hi Monica, 

Glad to have you on my friend's list.  I get my gourds from Wuertz Farm mostly because they are an hour from me.  I do order sometimes from Welburn too.  I seal my gourds with Krylon and have always been pleased with the results.

At 5:00pm on May 28, 2011, Mike Peyton said…
To answer your question; yes, the "little shaman" is inlaid carved. Thanks for the kind words.
At 8:44pm on May 26, 2011, Joanna Helbig said…
Thanks for the kudos Monica!
At 10:45am on May 21, 2011, Bill Decker said…
I have never worked as a artist, I do have a degree in art but have always just done art as a hobby.
At 2:35pm on May 6, 2011, Bill Decker said…
Thanks Monica for all of the wonderful comments on my work. I appreciate them very much.
At 9:49am on April 18, 2011, Sandra Whittier said…
I've only been working with gourds a couple of years, but crafting is the mother of invention.  I weave,crochet, knit, paint, finish furniture andeven the cement walk way around the house.  It all blends together, I was just looking to see how I could get the bamboo ink to give me that interesting effect of oil and alcohol mix.   I started the black gourd about and finished three about the same time.  Love your gourds!
At 9:05pm on April 13, 2011, Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips said…
Duh, Monica, just saw that you DID send your email. Sweety, I've just been busy with sis and like I said, went and got sick. Let me send you all that info tomorrow.....K? I just want to be sure I send the correct info and I'm still not thinking too clearly
 
 
 

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