May 20, 2017

With each gourd, I try a new medium.  This time I attempted oil paint sticks, inktense pencils, and Golden heavy-body acrylic paint.  Too many new things at once  - maybe.  I'm dubious about the results, but some folks like it.

May 16, 2017

This was the most fun thing I think I've ever done in a long time. In my box of practice gourds was this large bottle gourd.  I covered her in purple ink which oddly enough doesn't need to be heat set.  The orange spirals were done with oil paint sticks.  I then covere...

May 3, 2017

 I'm very process oriented which might be another term for stubborn, but I'm not sure.  If you tell me the stove is hot, I'm compelled to touch it simply to find out for myself.  Nothing against you or your experiences, but I won't know until I experience it.  Today, I...

May 1, 2017

Yesterday was a busy day.  I set some fabric to dyeing while I worked on this gourd piece.  I try not to get attached to the results because these are "practice gourds".  For color, I use dye-na-flow which is a textile paint and well, I am a textile artist.   Even on t...

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