Gourds are the perfect medium for me. I can carve them, use pyrography, paint, weave, dye or write on them. I can do tribal art, primitive motifs, cutesy stuff, patriotic themes, goth looks, or whatever suits my fancy. So far I haven't run out of ideas!
Text and Photos Copyright Fayme Harper 2012.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Two Gourd Fairy Houses Work in Progress
Last Sunday I took gourds to the archery meeting and started working on 2 gourd fairy houses. It was supposed to be just the one, but the first gourd I cut open had no seeds in it. Zip, zilch, nada. So I had to cut the second one open because I wanted to glue the gourd seeds like tiles around the windows I had cut into the gourd. Then yesterday the plan was to continue on the fairy houses with the wood burning tool, only yesterday was a mess and I never got to it. So today if the rain is done I'll try again. I want to work in front of the garage but it's a bit chilly out so we'll see.
Some gourds have a pretty silvery interior like this one.
This gourd had no seeds so I had to steal them from the one above.