Using a free website host, we will attempt to present our gourd art of the last 6 years within these pages. Our Gourd art has been accepted by jury for entries, and we have had display booths at many past year's festivals and shows from 2003 to 2008 randomly:
International Gourd Art Fetival at Welburn Gourd Farm, Calif.,
Arizona Gourd Art Festivals at Casa Grande, Arizona,
Gourd & Garlic Festival at Campe Verde, Arizona
Gourds are nature's fruits, grown on vines and left attached to dry in the fields. Then they are a natural wood to be scrubbed, sawed, sanded, drilled, cleaned inside and out, and from there.........an artists' dream.
Historically, they have been used to store, carry everything from seeds, beans, foods to water and wine...clear back to biblical times and all the way to current day.
They are decorated and used as ceremonial rattles, dancing drums, vases, bowls, lamps, as well as oil candles.
See other site pages for interesting photos of gourds, as well as an interesting XRay of spinal rods and screws!! We draw, paint, dye, woodburn; whatever the mood and that particular gourd warrants!!!
We will exhibit additional pictures throughout our site from time to time.
The 'bahinia' (orchid) tree blooms about March/April. This specimen is about 35 years old, started as a seedling 4" tall, grew and grew, always green but never bloomed UNTIL we drained our washer water (soapy) and then it started blooming!!! It is now about 30 feet tall, 20 feet around, and has been pruned severely several times!!