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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.