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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

I finally finished my gourd didgeridoo. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 27, 2005

More inspiration.

We visited the gourd farm on Sat. While we were there we picked up a 'how-to' video that gave me new ideas.
So Sat. and Sun. I worked on 2 new gourd projects, and made progress on two others I'd already started. It helped that we finally got saw blades to replace the one I broke. And I learned how to cut with the dremel tool better.
The gourd dust was bothering my sinuses after a while. I'm going to do some inlaid glass chips and I never tried that before. First I have to carve a channel with the dremel, then I have to mix some epoxy and glue down the glass.
I'm also going to make a gourd art portfolio to carry around with me. It's really hard to describe gourd art to people that don't even know what a gourd is.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Gourd lamp work in progress. Leather dyes on wooden gourd with pyrography (wood burning). Posted by Picasa

Mermaid box. One side has a blond mermaid and the other has a redhead mermaid. Posted by Picasa

Mermaid box with red headed mermaid. Posted by Picasa

Mermaid box interior with tissue paper and gold leafing. Posted by Picasa

Mermaid box lid. Posted by Picasa

Bat Fairy on other side. Posted by Picasa

Fairy on gourd by Fayme Harper. Posted by Picasa

Skull gourd for pirate camp. Acrylic on gourd. By Fayme Harper. Posted by Picasa

Gourd doll pin. Posted by Picasa

Red haired gourd doll with crocheted star headdress by Fayme Harper. Posted by Picasa

Wild woman gourd doll made of gourd, wire, wool hair and beads. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 16, 2005

Baby snake gourd I hand pollinated. I had to pick 2 caterpillars off this one in one day! Posted by Picasa

This is a baby gourd from a successful hand pollination. You can see the shriveled blossom and the raffia I tied it together with. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 09, 2005

More photos

For more photos of the guiro gourd and other gourds I've done, go to my main website here.

A Guiro I made with 2 geckos on it. Posted by Picasa

Skeleton water bottle project.

I just finished hogging out a 'lump-in-the-neck' gourd to make into a skeleton water bottle to wear with my pirate costume. Getting the seeds out isn't the hard part; it's getting the membranes out. The dry papery pieces clog the exit hole and take a lot of fussing with needlenose plyers and finger to get them out of the way.
Then I'll scrape down the sides. And then the fun begins. I'm going to paint it black with a skull on it.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Land O' Gourds welcomes you.

I think I've fallen into the Land O'Gourds and I can't get out. At any rate, the gourd projects were taking over my art blog, so I am making them a new home over here.