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At 6:13am on May 17, 2015, victoria champion said…

Kathe,  these are fantastic.... I love the detail and flow of your work.

At 5:36am on March 24, 2015, Hellen Martin said…

Kathe, would you give me a call at 817-907-3320.  I have a personal question to ask you.  

At 3:05pm on October 24, 2014, Amy Gelley said…

Thanks Kathe!!

At 9:35am on July 23, 2014, Barry Sholder said…

Kathe where do  you get your ideas for the spirit dolls ...are you just adapting Kachinas to gourds? Love the Mesa Dweller.

At 9:38am on January 23, 2014, Robert Horton said…

Thank you for the comment on my gourd & vine.  I wish I had your skill in painting.

At 1:17pm on January 19, 2014, Phyllis Sickles said…

Thanks, Kathe.  I'm attempting to do faux beading with your instructions.  I did two moccasins with a belt like strip of cloth draped over and in the shoe.  I told Karen Phillips I was anxious to see if I can make the curving/drooping parts of the belt look right with beading.  I shall see.  I know it won't look as good as any that you do, but I will definitely give it a try.  Thanks for sharing your instruction information.  Phyllis 

At 9:13am on September 18, 2013, Hellen Martin said…

I did shack it but guess I didn't do it enough.  Honestly, I didn't overdo it.  ;o)  Oh, I can imagine what those dots looked liked in the AZ heat.

Here is a story about shacking!  My grandson was using the bathroom.  When he finished, he wiggled us bottom half and said, "Shaky, Shaky, Shaky."  I asked him where he got that figuring he would say from his dad.  He said, "I learned that on the hunting lease watching the g big guys."  ;o)  Grown men acting like little boys.  ;o)

At 6:57am on September 18, 2013, Hellen Martin said…

Well, now I know I will not have to give my Tulips to my grandson to play with.  ;o)  I did notice they kind of bleed out of the circle shape some.  I think I will try drilling that little hole and see if that keeps their shape.  Will let you know my findings.  ;o)  I use Americana's Matte spray.  I'm not big on using lacquer. 

At 7:49am on September 17, 2013, Hellen Martin said…

Hi Kate.  Question?  What brand of dimensional fabric paint do you use?  I bought Tulip.  It was easy to use, but silly me bought 'slick.'   I goggled and found out that there were a lot of brands making it.  Really wanted a matte finish which Tulip has.  Okay, please tell me!!!!  ;o)

At 9:35am on September 5, 2013, Hellen Martin said…

Hi Lady.  Just thought I would make some suggestions about your coiling that I hope will help you.  Wish I could be there with you!!!!

Your needles cannot be dry to do the technique you are trying.  They have to wet/damp.  Keep them covered with you are coiling.  I turn up my bath towel up just over a few so I can pull them out.  This will keep the remainder damp.  Also, make sure you have that Glycerin in your water along with the Murphy Soap.  They keep the needles pliable. 

Yep, I noticed that your inside stitches weren't straight.  ;o)  Just pay attention where you are inserting that needle.  While you are learning, check each stitch to make sure it's correct.  If it's wrong, take that stitch out and try again.  Yes, that's a pain but it will correct yourself.  It will come in time.

Overall, I think that piece is very nice!!!  PROUD OF YOU LADY!!!!

 

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At 6:16pm on September 2, 2012, Grace Gresser said…

Thank you Kathe, I really enjoy looking at your beautiful gourds.

At 2:38pm on August 23, 2012, Phyllis Sickles said…

It's great having you on my friends list.  I enjoy looking at your work and the artistic eye you have in creating your compositions. 

At 5:09am on August 22, 2012, Phyllis Sickles said…

Thanks, Kathe.  I love your piece with the carved swirls and filligree work.  In fact, all of your pieces are beautiful.  I like your color choices as well as your wonderful eye for style and design.  Phyllis

At 7:43am on July 21, 2012, Elizabeth Brunswick said…

Just viewed your art gourds. They are so beautiful and creative

At 6:45pm on June 17, 2012, Barbara Marshall said…

Well, you've definitely got style!!!

At 9:12am on June 12, 2012, Barbara Marshall said…

Love your work! Museum quality. Blows me away how clean & detailed it is.

At 2:46pm on June 9, 2012, Rhonda Kesner said…

I love your work, Kathe. I look forward to seeing what's next. Take care of those hands. Mine get the same way after too much time gripping some of the equipment. Why didn't I start this at a younger age!!!!

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