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Sharon Foster
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  • Marion, IA
  • United States
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Building a Website
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Okay, so I enjoy working on gourds - I barely find enough time to do that.  So, what is the best Website builder you have found that allows you to showcase your art and sell it without having to be a…Continue

Tags: selling, online, websites

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Kagel Apr 9, 2013.

Fossil embellishments
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I have recently bought some Ammonites and gemstones that I'd like to embed into a gourd.  Can anyone tell me the best way to embed a fossil that has a curved back into a gourd?I also bought some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rhonda Kesner Oct 11, 2016.

Show Inventory
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I'm planning on attending 3 festivals this year for the first time and I was wondering if anyone who regularly attends shows can give me an idea of how much inventory you need for each.  One show is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cathy Toot Mar 4, 2010.

 

Thanks for visiting my page; gourds are such a wonderful art medium, allowing unique & neverending possibilites to express ones self. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Latest Activity

Rhonda Kesner replied to Sharon Foster's discussion Fossil embellishments
"Frog tape works great. (and it's green) :)"
Oct 11, 2016
nanci fletcher replied to Sharon Foster's discussion Fossil embellishments
"I saw some mention of using quick wood, has anyone tried quick wood or is the best way to use resin?"
Sep 28, 2016
Barbara Moore left a comment for Sharon Foster
"I'm not on here nearly enough myself Sharon. Much more on FB but I wanted to friend you here also. Oh and I am on your Iowa Gourd group page on FB. Thanks"
Jul 10, 2013
Susan Kagel replied to Sharon Foster's discussion Building a Website
"I was introduced to Weebly by Diane Bruder and I love it!  It is free or you can upgrade for a fee.  It was simple to use (drag and drop) and the end result of my website looks professional. They had everything I was looking for. Take a…"
Apr 9, 2013
Dani Montoya replied to Sharon Foster's discussion Building a Website
"I use Wordpress. Most web hosts offer it as a freebie. Godaddy and Hostgator are two great hosts. Althought Wordpress is blogging software you can install a ton of free "plugins" for gallerie.  There are also a ton of free templates…"
Apr 8, 2013
Pamela Knowles commented on Sharon Foster's photo
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Poinsettia Votive Candle holder

"Sometimes simple is best -- meaning a single item.  Your gourd is beautiful. "
Mar 11, 2013
Sharon Foster commented on Janie Paulin's photo
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gourd1

"Vibrant and beautiful !"
Feb 3, 2013
Sharon Foster commented on Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips's photo
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"Provision" 191013

"I just can't believe all of the different materials you used on this and how wonderfully you put it all together.  You really have a talent for design.  I love this piece.  I have 4 antlers in my garage and having never worked…"
Feb 3, 2013
Sharon Foster commented on Barbara Janes's photo
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Weaving on outside

"Barb, You will have to show us this one at the next meeting.  I can see it a lot better on this website and it is so cool.  Really neat design."
Feb 3, 2013
Sharon Foster commented on Sharon Foster's photo
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Buffalo

"Thank you Sandy.   Can't wait to see your next creation as well.  It is such an awesome privilege having the internet and being able to share so many wonderful artist's artwork.  Just think how small our little gourd…"
Feb 3, 2013
Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips commented on Sharon Foster's photo
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Buffalo

"OH, Sharon......I just love this. Great job!"
Feb 3, 2013
Sharon Foster commented on Sharon Foster's photo
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Snowman Greeting

"Thank you Lani for your sweet comments on my gourds.  I know Blue is not traditional Christmas but I saw this ribbon in fabric store and I just love the color blue.  It was tough working and coiling a wire ribbon around the cording, but it…"
Jan 25, 2013
Lani Walton commented on Sharon Foster's photo
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Snowman Greeting

"Way Too Cute! Not the "traditional" Christmas colors, but he captures the Feel of the winter season with the stunning, bright Blue!! I would never dare.. but you pulled it off with style!! LOVE IT! :) Your Snowmen are Darling!!"
Jan 25, 2013
Lani Walton commented on Sharon Foster's photo
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Poinsettia Votive Candle holder

"Very Classy! Amazing how brilliant a single poinsettia can be! Love the simple but Colorful design.. it just POPS! Great Job, Sharon! :)"
Jan 25, 2013
Lani Walton commented on Sharon Foster's photo
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Let it Snow

"Absolutely Darling! "Perky" is a great description! LOL! Love it!"
Jan 25, 2013
Sharon Foster commented on Sharon Foster's photo
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Poinsettia Votive Candle holder

"Thank you Amy for your wonderful comments on my gourds.  Your work is amazing - I can only aspire to be as good as you.  The colors you use are so vibrant.  Just absolutely wonderful.!"
Jan 24, 2013

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Attaching gems to gourd

Went to the Cedar Valley Gem & Mineral show today and was overwhelmed by all of the beautiful things I could see adorning my gourds. Now I have to find the perfect gourd to put these beautiful stones on! Yikes.



Does anyone know the best method for attaching gems to the outside of a gourd? I'm afraid when I do get a gourd completed with one of these beautiful gems I won't want to put it in my "To Sell" inventory!



Well, if weather is permitting, it's out to my gourd pile to… Continue

Posted on March 21, 2010 at 9:24pm

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At 10:38am on July 10, 2013, Barbara Moore said…

I'm not on here nearly enough myself Sharon. Much more on FB but I wanted to friend you here also. Oh and I am on your Iowa Gourd group page on FB. Thanks

At 4:43pm on January 22, 2013, Suzy Meelhuysen said…

Hi Sharon,

 

I have so much going on I don't get on this site as often as I'd like to!  Happy to have you as a friend.  If you come to the festival this year, look me up and remind me who ya are.  Happy day!

At 8:22am on January 22, 2013, Bonnie Adams said…

Hi, Sharon, Can I send you a flyer for the Northwest IL Gourd Festival and a Call for Vendors and Teachers? You and Elaine are the only Iowa Gourd Society members I know besides Roxie and Dallas DeShane that might be willing to pass it on to your interested members. I'd sure appreciate it. If you're willing, can you send me your email address at cabinmade17@frontiernet.net?

At 5:02am on October 21, 2011, Hellen Martin gave Sharon Foster a gift
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Have a wonderful birthday .... tomorrow! Plan something grand to do!
At 11:26pm on March 12, 2011, LyLian said…
Hi Sharon ! I got the news letter thanks for adding me...
At 1:36am on December 8, 2010, Carol Fajardo said…
I'm very pleased to be your friend, thank you.
At 3:18pm on October 28, 2010, Gary Kvalheim said…
Thanks Sharon for the kind words. This is Kathy, Gary's wife responding, as Gary does not use the computer. I will pass your message on to him.
At 3:50am on October 21, 2010, Hellen Martin gave Sharon Foster a gift
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Happy Birthday one day early! Plan a wonderful day!!!
At 9:42am on August 23, 2010, GAE Challenge gave Sharon Foster a gift
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Thanks for participating in the August monthly challenge!
At 5:03pm on July 8, 2010, Teddi Barnes said…
Sharon,
Thanks for the Iowa group information, I sent an application. I would love to go to Marshalltown and a ride would make it even better. I'd love to talk to someone with experience. So far, I'm learning from books and the internet. Thanks again, Teddi
 
 
 

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