10 ways to clean a stubborn gourd

Have you ever had a gourd that was covered in a white, waxy substance and you just could not get that stuff off? In preparation for an upcoming class I needed 13 medium bottle gourds so I decided to o...

Adding more color to your gourd art

If you have been reading my posts you are very aware that I am an avid GourdMaster Ink Dye user for my gourd art. Sometimes, though, I want more brilliant color, or the gourd is dark and the color is ...

Weaving a rim with Hong Kong Grass

I was flipping through the pictures on my phone the other afternoon and found a really nice surprise. I had photographed my entire process when I weaved a Hong King Grass Rim on a gourd. Since I will ...

Inspiration often comes from other art forms

Sometimes an inspiration hits us from unlikely sources but when they do Magic Happens. While working on a gourd that was to be the example for a fall leaf class I gave last October I wanted to find a ...

Bye Bye 2013, Hello 2014!!

Wow… what a year 2013 has been!!! ¬†As is true for many of you, I am sure, the beginning of the new year is a time of reflection on the year that is now ending. It is also a time when we send ne...