Friday, January 4, 2008

Gourds for Christmas

Every year I make some Christmas gifts for my friends. This fall I bought few gourds from the farm in Texas and try to paint on them with acrylics. No luck! Turn to be quite an ugly.
Then, when my doter was in the hospital, and I was completely insane, I spent all night drawing with pencil on gourds. By morning 5 or 6 of them was totally covered with tiny William Morris’ style ornaments, birds, rabbits, hedgehogs, fairy on the grape vine, bears with buttocks baskets, picking up berries, bunch of puppies the dog’s haven and many-many others …

Most of my friends got one or two of my gourds now. I have a dozen more already and continue to paint. Well, no pencil anymore, it is pyrography now.

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