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TJ Kleens
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  • Melbourne, FL
  • United States
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Melbourne Fl gourd gathering

Hello all.  This message is for those who are going to be attending the Melbourne Fl. gourd gathering.  If you are planning on taking any of my classes and have a question, any question, please email…Continue

Tags: florida, melbourne, teaching, kleens, gathering

Started Jan 2, 2014

TJ Kleens youtube channel
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Hello all.  TJ here.  Letting you know that my youtube channel is finally up and running.  It is a channel for all things power carving.  I have shot and will soon be uploading a few new gourd…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Garrett Feb 12, 2014.

Gourd Lamp Bulbs
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I was wondering what type of light bulbs to use in gourd lamps.  I want to expand and try my hand at a few.  I was thinking of using LED bulbs since they do not get very hot.  I also thought about a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Hundt-Brown Nov 25, 2012.

Upcoming show. Any tips?
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Hello all.  Just thought I'd let ya know that I have been accepted to my first art show.  Here's the address if your interested.  …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Kagel Nov 20, 2012.

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Jackie mccleese commented on TJ Kleens's photo
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"I love all three sides of this piece.  great job carving and painting.  "
Feb 28, 2014
Kathy Williams commented on TJ Kleens's photo
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"Nice piece of art!"
Feb 25, 2014
Brenda Jamison commented on TJ Kleens's photo
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"Really like the design. Great job!"
Feb 23, 2014
Brenda Jamison commented on TJ Kleens's photo
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"Wonderful color on him!"
Feb 23, 2014
Brenda Jamison commented on TJ Kleens's photo
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"It looks so life like!"
Feb 23, 2014
laurie rothberg commented on TJ Kleens's photo
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"Well done!"
Feb 22, 2014
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Valerie Garrett replied to TJ Kleens's discussion TJ Kleens youtube channel
"Thanks so much for doing this TJ there are not many gourd carving videos to view for a learner so this is a blessing"
Feb 12, 2014
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Melbourne Fl gourd gathering

Hello all.  This message is for those who are going to be attending the Melbourne Fl. gourd gathering.  If you are planning on taking any of my classes and have a question, any question, please email me at    tjkleens@hotmail.comI do not know if this was made available to anyone looking to sign up. I am teaching my beginning class twice, and my intermediate, and advanced classes once. Here is a link to the classes.  …See More
Jan 2, 2014
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TJ Kleens youtube channel

Hello all.  TJ here.  Letting you know that my youtube channel is finally up and running.  It is a channel for all things power carving.  I have shot and will soon be uploading a few new gourd tutorial videos.  Meanwhile there are a few other videos to pass the time with.  Anyone who enjoys or is interested in power carving should enjoy the channel.  So head on over, and check it out.  If you like it please subscribe (so you don't miss out on new videos) and feel free to leave a comment or hit…See More
Oct 31, 2013
Carrie Cervantes commented on TJ Kleens's photo
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"very cool:)"
Mar 24, 2013
TJ Kleens commented on TJ Kleens's photo
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"Thanks for the kind words Tonia.  Yes I agree the inside could have been better.  (Less overlaying of the cloth.)  I will leave a detailed message in the forums in the coming days to let everyone know my thoughts on things. "
Mar 15, 2013
Kathleen Rogalla commented on TJ Kleens's photo
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"Really cute idea. Looks like a lot of work too."
Mar 15, 2013
Tonia Owen commented on TJ Kleens's photo
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"I seen this purse in person and it was wonderful. I will disagree totally how and why it was judged with the word workmanship as I brought this up to the judges that did this area. They said out side sloppy, hum..... told them the way I look at the…"
Mar 14, 2013
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", these are really nice  "
Mar 14, 2013

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I am here for constructive criticism so that I can improve as an artist. I want to make a living with my art.

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At 5:56pm on October 14, 2012, Susan Varner said…

Thanks for the invite TJ, I appreciate it. :)  And will look forward to the videos once they're up.

At 7:44pm on September 27, 2012, Darlene Propp said…

Welcome,  TJ. We’re glad you’re here. There are many  activities and discussions in which you may want to participate.  Look around and join in.  Add some  photos of your own, but please no more than 25. And have fun!  The  GAE rules are located on the right side of the main page.   Darlene

 
 
 

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