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Techniques on whole gourds:
painting, carving, woodburning, decoupaging, and beading



This is a gourd I made for WGN 720 Chicago Radio Host Garry Meier.
Main side depicts him and on the reverse is Mortimer Snerd, one of Garrys' favorite characters.
Pyrography with color pencil highlights. -- Mary Kay Ward,  AGS
Marcia McCarter, Chillicothe, IL 
I've only been doing gourd work for 2 1/2 years. 
This gourd (showing top and bottom) was grown in our garden 
and is chip-carved and the design work is in colored pencil (Prisma).
 



 “New Day”, by Mildred Jean Cothron
textured acrylic for the “leading” and
the rest was  entirely of colored paper.
 “Best of Show” & “People’s Choice”
at the Tennessee Gourd Show 2011
Ireland's 'Rock of Cashel'. Inspired by a  recent trip to the Emerald Isle. 
The castle wraps around over half of the gourd and is painted with acrylics. 
This is one of two gourds that I will be submitting to the Calabash gourd 
art auction in Forestville, CA, held this October (fftfoodbank.org). 
-- Erick Woods


Lynda Smith, member/treasurer 
of the Texas Gourd Society 
and
the  Capital of Texas gourd patch

A description of Der Weinachtsmann: German Santa carries his stein and a black forest cuckoo clock. He proudly wears his lederhosen, jacket and embroidered coat. Under a tree decorated with candles and gingerbread, or lebküchen, men and stars, are a nutcracker goatherd fräulein and her companion, and a candle pyramid. Another nutcracker with tiny stein flanks one side, and a snowy chalet is on the other side. --Suzy Meelhuysen, member of the American Gourd Society and the Show-Me Gourd Society.

size 11 seed beads attached using pine pitch and beeswax.
 Cheryl Anne, Saint Petersburg, Florida


Bread Bowl 
by Jacob Dawkins
Demorest GA


Chip carving by Alan Sweeney
Caldwell. Idaho
AGS,IGS,WSGS and GGS Member
Ruth Braud
Many, LA
AGS member



Lizard de - light! 
by
Terry Doherty
Beautiful waterfall scene free-hand painted all around
this decorative birdhouse gourd, using arylics.
Christine Pace, Cedar Mountain  NC 
member: AGS, Palmetto Gourd Patch, SCGS


 
Traci Sturgeon, member of the 
Kentucky Gourd Society
and American Gourd Society 


Joan Appelt, TN
Handcrafted Gourds  beechcreekgourds.com 

artistry of Pushpa Doctor in Texas
snowman by Ellen and MeChelle 
at Pumpkin Hollow in  AR


dried plants decoupaged
and then painted 
Sandy Schneider,  TN