I do not know you but I love your work and have at least one of your books. I checked e-mail today and saw the note about GAE..so sorry to hear, but understand completely. I just wanted to say "Thank You". During a brief foray into gourd crafting the site was an immense inspiration and still is. Still try to grow a few gourds every year and get active in the fall. I hope you are able to work out something with the Gourd Society, although they are probably having a hard time to. I also have strayed into Fiber Arts over the years and I see that craft come and go. It is now on an upswing again. I expect the same happens with gourdcrafting. Good luck to you and as I said..one of your books was a gift to me from my daughter and will always be a treasure to me.
It's only taken a couple of years plus to get back to you. Life has a way of creating many distractions. I would like to be a member. I'm not sure how to respond on this site to any comments or questions you may have for me.
Ah! Ignorance straight away. Which ones are classified as ornamental gourds and I take your point about northern summers, some years we are still waiting in September before we realise that it has been and gone, usually 1 day in May.
Hello Bonnie, I have been on this great web site for several years but haven't been using it for about a year. All my friends and messages seem to be gone. Can you help me with that. I am now able to get back in to gourd art and need to again establish communications with those friends. Thanks Clint
I hope I can go to one of the meetings to meet everyone. I am not an artist, have taken art lessons way in the past and have done two paintings but nothing that kept my interest. I like to do intricate, different things, using different mediums and I have a lot to learn !! So, if one needs to have experience in the arts and have done paintings and such, would I still be able to join? I work Monday-Thursday 6 to 5 by the time I get home it's about 6 so from Oro Valley area to where the meetings are held would that cause a problem with being a member?
Bonnie Thanks for your comment on my photo ("Looks like wood!" Of course that was my intention- glad it worked. Coincidence you posted on my photo. I am going to be a first time attendee at the gourd festival in Feb . I attempted to sign up for your carving class on Sun. but it was too late. Very disappointed. I did sign up for another class that I think will be helpful. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you and fellow gourders while there. Unfortunately I only have the Sunday to attend. Look forward to meeting you- Jeff (Facebook Clarion River Gallery)
I would just like to tell you how much I admire your work! I have been getting your newsletters and get lost in the wealth of information in all the past issues. You are extremely talented and generous with your knowledge. All I want to do now is play with gourds, which doesn't get my house built! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration! Toni Davis
I can't believe we broke the 500 pages of PHOTOS mark on gourdartenthusiasts! Way to go Bonnie and ALL your helpers! And all who send in their great works of(gourd)art! I sure enjoy this site ....................THANK YOU!
I'm a Bonnie Gibson fan and admirer of all your work. I can't understand how you produce so many exquisite works, teach, write articles, travel, exhibit at shows and run a retail business. Thanks for commenting on my Proud Owl. Chuck
Hi Bonnie, sometime ago I saw a picture you posted on Arizona gourds page on facebook with three small woven gourds. I think you're giving a class on how to weave their rims...is there any chance of you include this as one of your project packets ? I really would like to learn this and your faux turquoise painting (carved rim as jewelry). Thank you.