Gourd Art Enthusiasts

Dedicated to Gourd Crafters, Artists and Gourd Art Fans

randy storm
  • Male
  • San Diego, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

Randy storm's Friends

  • Stephen Price
  • Elaine Milewsky
  • Beth Westberry
  • Kathy Earley
  • Eileen Eddleman
  • Ron Poole
  • Kathy Williams
  • Sonja Wainwright
  • Jackie mccleese
  • Lorraine Benolken Hassel
  • Jennifer Hershman
  • Tanya Fisher
  • Carol Henker
  • Jodi donze
  • Bonnie Baetz

randy storm's Discussions

green drying gourds in water
4 Replies

i have read a few ways to dry gourds in water rather than letting them dry naturally in air. there are many benefits to simply cutting an opening in a green gourd and then submerging it in water.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie Gibson Sep 13.

 

randy storm's Page

Latest Activity

Brenda Jamison commented on randy storm's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_6754

"Nicely done!"
7 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on randy storm's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_6772

"Nice piece"
7 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on randy storm's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_6764

"Your cutouts just amaze me."
8 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on randy storm's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_6772

"SO nice!!"
8 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on randy storm's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_6754

"Came out super!"
8 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on randy storm's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_6734

"Love the little one!  The big one will be just as pretty "
8 hours ago
joyce de ruyter commented on randy storm's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_6772

"Lovely design and colours."
14 hours ago
randy storm posted photos
18 hours ago
randy storm commented on Rebecca Truex's photo
Thumbnail

Flowers and butterflies

"that is very cool, such relaxing colors"
Oct 29
Hellen Martin commented on randy storm's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_6143

"You do such 'clean' work.  I'm SO jealous.  ;o)"
Sep 16
randy storm posted a photo

IMG_6143

finally done lid and all, bottle gourd just over 1/8 inch thick or so, dried in water, leather dyes and woodstain, small toothpicks keep the lid in place
Sep 15
Bonnie Gibson replied to randy storm's discussion green drying gourds in water
"Randy may have forgotten to mention that if you use this method and don't change the water frequently, it stinks to high heaven.  "
Sep 13
Barbara Van Vleck replied to randy storm's discussion green drying gourds in water
"Thank you, Randy, for sharing this trade secret.  I have often wondered how you achieve such perfect surfaces on your gourds.  Your artwork is so recognizable and beautiful.  I will try this method of curing a green gourd now, thanks…"
Sep 13
randy storm commented on laurie rothberg's photo
Thumbnail

horses2xx

"I like this one a lot, very cool"
Sep 11

randy storm's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Randy storm's Blog

anyone ? pine needle coiling

anyone out there have ideas for books i can look for in learning to coil pine needles as a decorating technique for some of my tall gourds

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 11:05am — 19 Comments

hey all you gourd people

i was lost but now im found, happy christmas to all

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 1:06am — 4 Comments

Comment Wall (46 comments)

You need to be a member of Gourd Art Enthusiasts to add comments!

Join Gourd Art Enthusiasts

At 3:23pm on June 20, 2014, Hellen Martin said…

Randy, resend your email address to me please.  That email went off into cyberspace!!!!

At 5:12am on November 1, 2013, Brenda Jamison said…

I can always tell your work. Your cuts are so precise and then time you give your items are amazing. You must be a very patient person!

At 10:58am on October 3, 2013, Tom Long said…

Thanks for the response Randy and yes I did mean the cutting you do. I knew you used small scroll saw blades from a previous posting of yours but I wasn't sure how you used them. I bought some small blades but have been using them by hand. How do you like the Proxxon saw?

At 10:40am on May 26, 2013, Vicki McKenna said…

Wow, your work is awesome.  Do you teach?

At 11:54am on December 27, 2012, Jodi donze said…

I just checked out your artwork.

Beautifully done.

At 6:13pm on December 6, 2012, Ginny Baker said…

Thanks I am happy to be on your friend list.  You do amazing work.  

At 6:42pm on July 26, 2012, Nanette Bartet said…

Hello, way over there.  Are you, OK?

At 9:32am on July 1, 2012, Bonnie Adams said…

You made my day, Randy! It's something I never expected and you certainly never had to do, but you really made my day. It's absolutely beautiful! And I really thank you! Love the inlace and the enameled looking finish. It's just perfect.

At 1:46pm on May 5, 2012, Kathleen O'Brien said…

Thank's Randy, I was afraid that my comment was a little to sarcastic for the audience. It can be a blessing in disguise can't it. Love your work. Kate

At 12:30pm on April 24, 2012, Kim Bilek said…

Randy- picture count- ;} KB

 
 
 

© 2014   Created by Bonnie Gibson.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service