The beginning of a new year is so hectic ! Lots to do for year end and also after Christmas I am sometimes so tired from holiday painting that getting motivated to start some new artwork for the gallery is almost impossible. However, I have finally finished these three gourds. They are two tobacco box gourds and one bottle gourd that I have cut, cleaned, painted and embellished with clay, paper and some bling. I was inspired by a kind of McKenzie-Child black and white pattern around where I cut the gourd to hide the cut line on the two tobacco box gourds. The tobacco box gourds had very rough interiors, the green one I was able to get smooth by sanding the interior the one with the pink flowers was very rough so I used a really pretty textured paper on the inside and I love the way it turned out.
All three gourds are now at Eau Gallery in Eau Gallie Florida so stop by and see them in person ! Thanks for visiting !! Ü
Ornaments galore ! Angel ornaments made with recycled light bulbs and also from glass ornaments. These gourd Santas were not quite finished when I took the photo. I added jingle bells to them and they were so cute ! All … Continue reading →
Christmas Carolers Taking on a challenge is always such fun for me, such was the case when a person asked me to create some Christmas Carolers with a few bottles. One of the bottles was very special and old, the … Continue reading →
and I am so far behind in my holiday painting ! It is so hard to get anything to dry with all the damp, rainy, humid weather we have had the past few weeks. Anyway, I should have some ornaments … Continue reading →
These are new pieces I completed that are displayed at the Art and Antique Gallery in Eau Gallie for tonight’s First Friday, hopefully it will not be raining! The first gourd is a simple flower design that I drew on … Continue reading →
This week beginning Friday February 24th the State of Florida Gourd Festival is being held in Eau Gallie Florida at the Shrine Auditorium. The hours are Friday and Saturday from 9-5 and on Sunday 9-2. There will be gourds, … Continue reading →