Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Gourd I've Been Working On

After seeing all the beautiful Fall leaves I decided
to create their images on one of my gourds. I call it
Falling Leaves.
I love burning and  staining the gourds. But I don't
like the cleaning out. It is a chore and one has to wear a mask
to protect one's lungs. In the end I think it is well worth the effort.
I use dyes that are made for gourd work. The colors really stay true
and last much longer than leather dye.
Just a little break from sewing and painting.

15 comments:

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh my but your gourd is beautiful! What a wonderful work of art you have created. Just beautiful!
Blessings!Sharon

Laurie said...

WOW!!! This is so beautiful Sharon, you have so many talents! Really you should be selling these, they'd fly out the door!!

Snap said...

Goodness, Sharon -- Is there anything you CAN'T do?!!!! This is wonderful!

Judy S. said...

How very cool! It is lovely, Sharon. You are SO talented!

Janet said...

You are so talented! Your gourd is beautiful....I love the leaf design.

DoanLegacy said...

Amazing work with the gourd! The colors are beautiful also..

Diane said...

Sharon, it's pretty. It almost looks like ceramic!
Diane

Anonymous said...

Sharon, I just wanted to tell you how absolutely wonderful the Collage Camp was with KC Willis in Colorado. I went last week and it was so much fun, you just have to go! She is precious and taught us so many new things. There were only two of us students so we got alot of quality one-on-one time. It was 5 days and I made one large collage, two smaller collages, a 5-page collage book and a 3-D altered book collage. Hopefully I will post them on my blog next week. It was perfect weather, the entire week was in the 70's. She has a precious little dog, Fiona, and a "hunk" young husband too. I would highly recommend it to anyone, it was worth every penny and more. Have a good weekend.
Marcy
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com
mantle@piedmontcenter.com

beth said...

Sharon, the stain is my favorite part. How beautiful. I didn't know there was stain expecially for gourds. Thanks for the lesson. Your work is lovely as always.

beth

Pearl said...

Well now that's drop dead gorgeous! You are a women of many talents.

Shelley said...

That gourd is so beautiful! I love it! You are just one multi-talented lady!
Scout sends her love!!

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Sharon! Thanks for you visit! Your gourd is a beauty! You're very talented and your quilts are artworks!
Happy Sunday!
Vale

Barbara Jean said...

Sharon,
This is beautiful !!
I had no idea you did this too.

blessings

have a great week

barbara jean

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Photos are lovely Sharon! I can appreciate the break in the weather. We have had rain almost all month - the wettest November in years!

Karen said...

Gorgeous work on this gourd! Such talent you have!