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Val Heitz
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  • Kennewick, WA
  • United States
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opened or unopend
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i have been learning stipple carving ,, doing it on unopened gourds... is this ok?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Val Heitz Oct 24, 2012.

sage bundles
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does anyone know of a good site to get sage bundles for smudging? have crafted a couple sage burners from gourds.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Val Heitz May 31, 2013.

bedazzler
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has anyone ever used a bedazzler on a gourd? i have one,, never used it.. so am wonderingContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Val Heitz Sep 6, 2012.

lining gourds
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i want to line the inside of a canteen gourd , do i seal the inside first?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie Adams Jul 25, 2012.

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mini gourds

"I love your mini gourds.  They are my favorite size to work with."
Oct 19, 2015
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"donated Memory bowl with class logo and colors for our 50th class reunion"
Sep 22, 2015
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"haven't had desk top for months... finally back...missed you all"
Sep 8, 2015
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"Great variety"
Nov 28, 2014
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mini gourds

"Lovely!"
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Oct 21, 2014
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Green man dress for Fall

"I got the border a little crooked, but think I know how to fix it...."
Oct 6, 2014
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"Green man dress for Fall, wood burn, ink dyes and mettalics"
Oct 4, 2014
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Green man dress for Fall

wood burn, ink dye and mettalics
Oct 4, 2014
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Oct 9, 2013
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"Fire Dragon sage burner"
Oct 8, 2013
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Fire Dragon sage burner

wood burn, ink dye, mettalics
Oct 8, 2013
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"Very pretty Val!"
Sep 30, 2013
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Butterfly Dreams

this is 15" tall and was crafted for a lady,, it is a sage burner, other side open. wood burned, ink dye and acrylics
Sep 29, 2013
Lani Walton left a comment for Val Heitz
"Thanks Val! So glad you went with the sage burner idea & happy it worked out for you!! Keep up the beautiful work, Girl!! :)"
Sep 14, 2013
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"thanks,, I really like these and would like to do more of them. just small vase's."
Jun 4, 2013

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grew a couple birdhouse gourds last yr.. loved the way they feel and just had to order some to play with... now am growing and decorating as fast as I can...well that is old news, I am still gourding, 3yrs later.. and still loving it

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At 10:27pm on September 14, 2013, Lani Walton said…

Thanks Val! So glad you went with the sage burner idea & happy it worked out for you!! Keep up the beautiful work, Girl!! :)

At 7:34pm on July 29, 2012, Kathy Myers said…

Hey Val, I hate to admit it, but I haven't done much with my gourds for a while, been busy with other stuff but I did grow gourds a couple summers back and have lots to work with, just need to find the time.  What kind of gourd art do you do?  I'm getting ready to leave town for several days and will not have internet.  Kathy

At 12:25pm on July 28, 2012, Val Heitz said…

thank you Betty,,,, i have a piece of velvet i am thinking of,,,, just kind of not sure enough to start it... but i will.. and yes i will post.

At 11:05am on July 28, 2012, Betty Powers said…

I found some soft polyester fabric in my stash. I thought of a casket when I lined it. I draped the fabric inside the gourd, did a rough trim and started pleating or gathering and gluing. I put a little glue in the bottom to hold the lining in place. When finished, I glued trim over the edges. The lining also hides the knots from the cord. 

Make sure you post your project.

At 6:14pm on January 24, 2012, June Johnson said…

Girl friend, it sounds lovely and if I love, it can I copy it?  The battery tea lights are all I use.  I found some after Halloween that the bases were black, orange and purple.  Sorry I didn't buy more as they worked out well in some of my gourds.  Hunt everywhere for stuff.  I found those in a drug store.  There will probably be more after the next holidays.  if there is anything I can help you with, pls ask.   Everyone in here has been very helpful to me!!!

At 3:42pm on January 24, 2012, June Johnson said…

Hi Val.  I am new to gourds, just started last Sept. and have seen so many lovely ideas in here.  I don't mind if you copy it, but don't get it too close.  ha ha.....  I think part  of this site is sharing and trying your own version of what u see.  I will be interested to see what you do.

At 10:44am on December 31, 2011, Jodena F Mikesell said…

Well, what you do is great. I have a hard time with the growing part can't be on my feet very long at a time. I did grow 50 bird house gourds this past summer with help from a friend. I am very lucky though my brother is a master gardener and he is going to grow some for me to. Have you done anything besides drums?

At 10:34am on December 31, 2011, Jodena F Mikesell said…

Neat drums. I haven't tried to do any drums yet. Can you draw? I am very child like in my art work. I have so much to learn but looking forward to it all.

At 2:50pm on December 30, 2011, Darlene Propp said…

Welcome,  Val. 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. And have fun!  The  GAE rules are located on the right side of the main page.   Darlene

 
 
 

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