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“>The Florida Gourd Festival is now over and I placed in three categories. The Santa Gourd  I sculpted paper clay to add dimension for for the face, beard, arms gloves and fur. The “Believe” message he is carrying is also part of a gourd that I cut and then wood burned the word Believe.  I added some bling with crystals and some raffia.  I thought he turned out pretty good, but only a third place ribbon this year.  I also placed third for a Santa necklace that I made, which I decided to enter at the last minute.  No photo on that one. The eggshell mosaic bowl in one of my previous posts received a “merit” ribbon but had lots of positive reviews from the public and other gourd artists.  Of course I did not mind sharing the technique, it is very easy to do, just requires lots of patience.

Here are the photos of a few of my entries .

Santa Gourd-3rd Place

I rarely create Santa Gourds but this won a third place ribbon

Flower Girl entry, did not place but was sold! Ü

I love creating these Flower Girl trinket boxes- did not place but it was sold! Ü


Did Not place but had some weird note from the judges . . oh well!

This is a mini-gourd – no higher than three inches! The flowers were also created with tiny gourd tops.


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I donated this gourd for their auction and it was sold Ü

I donated this gourd for the auction and it was sold Ü


Eggshell mosaic won a merit ribbon

Eggshell mosaic won a merit ribbon

That is all for now – have a wonderful day . . thanks for stopping by my site and if you are so inclined leave me a comment!

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