Art from the Humble Gourd
GOURD ART TUTORIALS NOW AVAILABLE
If you ever wanted to try your hand at making a gourd drum or weave a beautiful DreamCatcher in a gourd I have just released tutorials on these two subject. Each instant download pdf tutorial is filled with high quality color photos (as well as plenty of text) to walk and guide you through these two techniques.
Head on over to the tutorial page for more information.
Gourds are a wonderful medium for artists to work with. Each gourd is Unique in shape, size, and color. That makes them an interesting canvas, one that lends itself well to painting, carving, and wood-burning (pyrography). I was first introduced to gourds when I was hot and heavy into pine-needle weaving. The first piece of gourd art I did was a tiny thing that I painted with leather dyes and put a pine needle rim on. I still have it somewhere. I think it became a sugar packet holder.
Today, the gourd represents my #1 art form. I have sold quite a few of my gourd art pieces in a gallery in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. Currently I stock my boutique at Brick City Emporium in FOrt Smith Arkansas along with some of my pottery and Digital Art.
Selling my work not only provides the funds to keep me neck high in raw gourds but it also clears my shelves of finished goods so I can create more!! I am always looking for new avenues to sell or display my work so if you know of a gallery that may be interested please let them know!