| GOURDS FROM THE GARDEN
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2005 NEWSLETTER
|What's your style when it comes to working with gourds? Do you
like the natural look of a gourd, do you prefer painting, wood
burning, carving, coiling, or inlay? How about a combination of some
of them? I suppose my style of gourd is considered mostly
whimiscal. There are so many ways to work with gourds, I hope you
will enjoy looking at some of them this month.
|We cannot all do great things, but we
can do small things with great love.
|Can you believe this came from a gourd?
Totally amazing work by Phyllis Sickles, you
can see her work at:
|This month's I've gotten into the
carving mode again using my trusty mini
jig saw and paints. A plain finger nail
file comes in great use for these kind
Click photos to enlarge
This piece is
cut out, carved
and shoe polish
|Outta My Gourd features work of Bob & Ona
Fern where they use different techniques to
create very nice work. Check out their site at
|Success doesn't come to you....you go get it!
| NORTH CAROLINA
Want to see what was at the show, click
here for Beck Folsom's great pictures
Here are a
couple of my
We had lots of fun
and thanks Beck
for posting your
|What do your vines look like?
Here's few pictures of mine, the
smaller ornamentals are starting to
die back some. Click photo's to enlarge
the wood pile
|MORE ON DIFFERENT STYLES
Have you ever seen the artists of Peru?
It's amazing the work they can do. I was
fortunate enough to meet Tito
who is from Peru and does wonderful work
with gourds. I even had to add one of his
pieces to my collection. The detail is
amazing. There are many pieces available on
ebay if you ever get a chance to look.
Here's one example, click photo to enlarge.
Turtlefeather's website has a nice
collection in their gallery,
To see more, click here.