"Thanks for your comments Linda and Bonnie, Yes, the growing gourd is one and the same as the finished project. My woodburning skills are not great and the burner I have is pretty crude; but I just jumped right in and played with a sampler tutorial;…"
"Very beautiful work! I tried growing gourds once but didn't have too much luck they never grew...that was in wisconsin, I'm now in Illinois and hoping that I'll have better luck this time:) Would be fun to grow and design my own…"
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On a whim I planted three gourd vines in my courtyard and now have a couple of BIG gourds and several smaller ones growing. I've been researching for "what now" info and happened upon the GAE site. What better place to get help than with enthusiasts and experts? I can hardly wait to make art with my gourds, even though it will be several months until they'll be ready.
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