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Diane Murphy
Member
Female
About Me

I started painting gourds after taking some classes from Karen Caldwell  in Palos Park, Il. about four years ago.  I fell in love with gourds and have done some but not as many as I would like to. My favorite that I have done is an ocean drum with sea life on it.  I love to do arts and crafts. I paint in watercolers, oils, and acrylics.  I do also woodcarving and photography. I am also a bird watcher and have done many bird counts in the past for differant organizations.. Doing projects, anything dealing with nature, including animals and Native American type items are my favorites.. I also like to make wreaths, etc. using all natural materials.


Are you a business? Do you plan to use this site to advertise your goods or services?

No

Why would you like to be a member of this site?

I enjoy looking at the gourds that you have done. You sent me an e-mail to sign up .

Do you understand that the guestbook and blog of this site are not for spamming or advertising other then for Morningstar Studio? That if caught doing so it will result in immediate removal?

Yes

Do you agree not to use other members addresses for the purpose of spamming? If so, it will result in immediate removal?

yes


Donna
Member
Female

Dragongourd
Member
Female
About Me
I am a grown-up child at heart with 3 children, 1 stepdaughter, 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and numerous pets. I discovered gourds in 1998 and found they were the perfect artist's surface. Over the years I've experimented with many media and especially enjoy woodburning, carving and painting gourds.

Every gourd shape, each technique, all types of embellishments inspire me to new artistic endeavors. While I am still in the process of finding my own distinctive style of gourd art, I am having a great time learning from other artists and trying new ideas.

I am the regional coordinator for the San Bernardino County Patch of the California Gourd Society. I also hold memberships in the American Gourd Society, Canadian Gourd Society, Arizona Gourd Society, Fallbrook Gourd Patch, Orange County Gourd Patch, Redlands Art Association, National Wood Carver's Association, Society of Decorative Painters, Memory Box Artists, Gypsy Tolers, and am a published author.

I have had the honor of being a contributing artist to the Gourd Patch Quilt Project, the Gourd Patch Wall Hanging, the Canadian Gourd Society Wall Hanging, Ashanti Mother project, the  Message In A Bottle project for servicemen and women overseas, and Gourd Calendars 2004 and 2005 published by Margie Malone.   I have also been selected as a judge for an online gourd competition. Another thrill was taking part in the artwork on the California Traveling Gourd, in collaboration with another San Bernardino Patch member, Chris Souza.  I have won numerous awards with my gourds and love to "spread the gourd glow". My gourds have been seen in the Jasmin Gallery in La Jolla, California and  currently at the Redlands Art Association Gallery.

As well, I am an avid gardener and a large portion of my garden is now happily taken over by gourd vines.

I am active in my church choir and teach in Vacation Bible School. I'm delighted to be a member of the Red Hat Society and am an active Senior Center member.



Elaine Sutherland
Member
Female

Ginny Baker
Member
Female
77 years old
About Me

I am a local artist in Oklahoma I love all types of art but myself have worked in oil, acrylic and watercolor.  I am just getting started into the world of gourd art.

I am a retired RN, and this is one thing I do to keep my body and mind busy, along with volunteering in a local botanical garden


Are you a business? Do you plan to use this site to advertise your goods or services?

No

Why would you like to be a member of this site?

Love of art

Do you understand that the guestbook and blog of this site are not for spamming or advertising other then for Morningstar Studio? That if caught doing so it will result in immediate removal?

Yes

Do you agree not to use other members addresses for the purpose of spamming? If so, it will result in immediate removal?

yes


Gloria
Member
Female
64 years old

Julie
Member
Female
About Me


Karen
Member
Female

KarenCin IL
Member
Female
About Me

I've been a Gourdpatch member for several years and am interested in all things gourd.  You said to check out your blog and that's how I ended up here.


Are you a business? Do you plan to use this site to advertise your goods or services?

No

Why would you like to be a member of this site?

See above

Do you understand that the guestbook and blog of this site are not for spamming or advertising other then for Morningstar Studio? That if caught doing so it will result in immediate removal?

Absolutely

Do you agree not to use other members addresses for the purpose of spamming? If so, it will result in immediate removal?

yes


Kathleen
Member
Female
54 years old
About Me

My husband is Cherokee decent. I have been involved in powows in the past. Being in Pennsylvania now, we dont have the opportunity to be a part of them.  My husband is disabled so we dont travel anymore.  I have met you Morningstar several moons ago, through I hope I am spelling his name correctly. Tashne.  You two were so kind and warm to myself and my beautiful childreden.  There has not been a day they do not talk or think about you two. Thank you.


Are you a business? Do you plan to use this site to advertise your goods or services?

No

Why would you like to be a member of this site?

You are an inspiration of warmth and love and a true kind soul

Do you understand that the guestbook and blog of this site are not for spamming or advertising other then for Morningstar Studio? That if caught doing so it will result in immediate removal?

yes I do

Do you agree not to use other members addresses for the purpose of spamming? If so, it will result in immediate removal?

yes


Lavonne
Member
Female
67 years old

Lucianne
Member
Female

Makoons
Member
Female
49 years old

Marcia
Member
Female

Mel
Member
Female

Patricia W
Member
Female

Rita
Member
Female

Serena Kovalosky
Member
Female
About Me

I am a gourd artist, travel writer and cultural entrepreneur, with a penchant for great food, country roads, local art and a "joie de vivre".

www.kovalosky.com



Sheryl Parsons
Member
Female
About Me

I am an artist, wife, mother, and grandmother. I am said to be of German, French, Portuguese, Irish, and Shoshone decent.I love creating art using things I find in nature, or re-purposing things that would otherwise end up in the trash. I also paint on canvas. I am a co-leader of American Holiday Artists, as well as a member of the Society of Decorative Artists. I have won several awards for my work, and show in a gallery in Oregon. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of your world!



William
Member
77 years old