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I like the creativity that I find possible in working with gourds. Looking at what others do is an inspiration and encouragement.
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!
The wings are done in pieces. There is a set of long dark feathers at the bottom of the wings that are glued to the each wing piece. Also, a gourd piece has been place over the wings down the middle. There is a little work done with Apoxie Sculpt which is the feathers along the bottom edge of each wing that overlap a little of the wing. The feathers at the top of each leg are also Apoxie Sculpt. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Phyllis
Hi Nanette ... you do beautiful work ... I especially like the carved fall leaves.
I think my pieces are like most ... one of a kind without instructions. It's all about the techniques and how many ways to blend them. I use a rotary tool a lot and then love to layer leather dyes ... sometimes 5-7 colors. I apply a color and then remove some of it with a magic eraser sponge (generic Mr Clean). Then I apply another and so on. The trick is in how much to pull off and where to shade. I'll often shade with green, red or purple ... rarely black. Learning the rotary work is just like learning the scales on the piano ... practice, practice, practice. Hope that helps.