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Rhonda Kesner
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  • Wamego, KS
  • United States
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Mastercarver Micro-pro
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Awk!  My Micro-pro carver just stopped working. I had just turned it on, lowered the speed and  it stopped dead. I cannot get it to work. Any suggestions?  It's past it's warranty, about 3 years old,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie Gibson Dec 20, 2015.

I removed most vines and leaves--was that a mistake?
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I'm trying an experiment. I have 7 big gourds growing and want all the resources of the plants to go into those few gourds. Today I cut all the vines and leaves that were not connected to those…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sammy Fraley Sep 3, 2015.

Allergies?
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  I am into my 5th year of working with gourds. I love it, but I'm wondering if it's time to give it up!.. The last couple of years, I have been getting the worse "itch" from something. It seems to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rhonda Kesner Jul 20, 2014.

Any photos from Wertz?
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I know it's early, but those of us who couldn't attend just really want to see some photos? anyone know where to look? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rhonda Kesner Feb 12, 2014.

 

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Paula Henderson commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo
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Mushroom pot

"Thanks, Nancy.  You must be a very nice lady.  I live just outside of Santa Fe and we get about 8 inches of precip a year, mushrooms are pretty rare."
Mar 20
Nancy J Overmyer commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo
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Mushroom pot

"I hope I find some for you this year"
Mar 19
Nancy J Overmyer commented on Rhonda Kesner's group Kansas Sunflower Gourd Patch
"Even though we don't post often here we are still a very active group. We meet quarterly and enjoy learning something new from each other every time. Our next meeting is coming up this week. Some of us are planning on the trip to Springfield MO…"
Mar 19
Linda Callahan commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo
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Desert stream

"This is beautiful. how did you get paint the red color to look so deep?"
Feb 10
Rhonda Kesner commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo
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Mushroom pot

"Paula, I'm always on the look out for them, but find very few big enough. "
Dec 17, 2016
Paula Henderson commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo
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Mushroom pot

"Would you sell the mushrooms if you can get them? I love that you did a rescue."
Dec 17, 2016
Rhonda Kesner replied to Sharon Foster's discussion Fossil embellishments
"Frog tape works great. (and it's green) :)"
Oct 11, 2016
Rhonda Kesner commented on Kathe Stark's photo
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Cliff Dweller

"Beautiful. I love your base as well. "
Oct 2, 2016
Clint Waters commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo
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Spirit Doll

"Great work!"
Sep 22, 2016
Rhonda Kesner replied to Sue Laster's discussion Buying dried gourds
"Check out Pumpkin Hollow in Arkansa. http://www.pumpkinhollowgourds.com/about-us/ That's not too far from you, I think."
Aug 30, 2016
Penelope Marsh commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo
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Tea Pot !1

"Very clever!  I love the colors and the copper vine."
Aug 29, 2016
Lorena Courtney commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo
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Tea Pot !1

"Love it ! The leaves go very well with the natural gourd patterns !"
Jul 25, 2016
Janet Chapp commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo
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Tea Pot !1

"Really cute teapot. I love the vines and leaves, clever!"
Jul 24, 2016
Barbara Van Vleck commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo
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Tea Pot !1

"Wow, that turned out great.  Nice choice of pieces to make this. "
Jul 24, 2016
Rhonda Kesner posted a photo

Tea Pot !1

Our gourd patch (KS Sunflower Gourds) had a demo on making tea pots. It was fun and lots of brainstorming about handles and spouts. This is from 3 gourds and Quickwood vines/leaves. Translucent gourd dye in Teal and Honey.
Jul 24, 2016
Hellen Martin commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo
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Spirit Doll

"LOVE THIS PIECE!!"
Jul 20, 2016

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I love working with gourds. I'm an oil painter and have found it works well with gourds. I'm enjoying learning how to use pyrography, carving, and all the color techniques. Every project is a new creative experience.

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At 8:03am on January 15, 2015, Darla Hines said…

You have a really nice collection of photos posted, I really like the lion piece. A really nice variety of good work.  

At 1:00pm on September 23, 2014, Sammy Fraley said…

Hi Rhonda, just a note to say hello.  Sammy

At 6:08pm on February 17, 2014, Carolyn Owen said…

Unbelievably I was reading your message and saw your email address just as I hit accept of your friend request only to have the message disappear and I can't find it anywhere.  Would love to have you clerk this year at the festival.  I'll find your email address in some of the stuff Merril passed along to me and get with you.  I'm such a goob sometimes.

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

Thank you for your comment on my work. I found myself watching your slide show for a long while! smile! Love your work!

At 11:25am on August 30, 2013, Diane Heimann said…

Hi Rhonda, You do some nice work.Very original and unique. What do you use for sculpting reliefs?

At 7:25pm on July 3, 2013, Leo Groff said…

Hi Rhonda, thanks for the welcome. I live in Ellis, KS and have been involved

in growing and decorating gourds for about 28 years. Will send you a few pics

later.    LEO

At 11:18am on July 02, 2013, GAE Challenge gave Rhonda Kesner a gift
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Thank you for participating in the July 2013 GAE Challenge
At 2:12pm on May 25, 2013, Judy Richie said…

Rhonda, while you didn't win any ribbons, you sold either 3 or 4 of your gourds today.  You were a very popular artist.  Congrats on the sales.

At 6:28pm on January 1, 2013, Lynn Horine said…

Rhonda, so beautiful.  Could you explain about using glue and sand ?  Or is there a tutorial or book giving this method?  Thanks for the beautiful and awesome basket making.

 

At 2:02pm on December 26, 2012, Lynn Horine gave Rhonda Kesner a gift
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Thanks for the positive comment.  I would love to give lessons and already have a waiting list.  Just can't figure out how to do it!  Many steps in so short a time.  Any ideas out there?
 
 
 

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