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Philodendron plants have long been a favorite of
mine and have always found a welcoming place in
which to thrive in our homes. I suppose it is
because I was not born with a green thumb, but
rather had to learn the hard way about caring
for house plants. My first trailing vine
philodendron plant was the first plant to grow
and thrive in our home, rewarding me with a
copious number of 16'-24' long vines with a
profusion of beautiful leaves.
This gourd has been dyed and then etched in the form of Philodendron Leaves. The interior has been painted black and the gourd has been sealed, inside and out, for easy care in the years to come. I stitched Long-Leaf Pine Needles to the rim and finished off the decorations with a Heart Pod, a Gourd Seed, Turquoise Beads and Feathers.
I visualize this bowl being used for a dried flower arrangement, a vessel for potpourri, or simply a decorative piece for a bookshelf or table, but you may have other ideas for this gourd, and I would love to hear your thoughts.
|SIZE: 6.5” Diameter x 4.75” High
"Aster" Item # b-226
maple leaves start to turn, I'm instantly
transported to my time in Vermont, where
displays of autumn color are particularly
spectacular. I hope the
colors on this small gourd transport you to your
favorite memories of fall. The gourd has been
decorated with long leaf pine needles and
transparent inks. The interior has been left
natural. Would make a great container for
|SIZE: 5.5” Diameter x
"Turning Leaves" Item # b-327
beginning of fall colors surrounding the cabin
has inspired the work on this gourd.
The background of this gourd has been left in its natural color. I have carved out portions from the background to form various leaves and those leaves have been dyed to represent the colors I see outside my windows. The gourd was then sealed to preserve its natural beauty.
|SIZE: 9” Diameter x 10” High, including the
"Falling Leaves" Item # d-226
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maple leaf vessel would make a great addition to
your fall decor. Burnt orange and red leaves
circle the outside of the bowl. The rim has been
finished with long leaf pine needles.
|SIZE: 6” Diameter x
"Autumn Jewels" Item # b-329
was inspired by a pen and ink drawing I had once
seen, and which I felt compelled to render in an
etching on my favorite canvas - a gourd. My dear
husband loves this gourd the best, amongst all
my works. I suppose it is the simplicity of the
work that pleases him.
The flower attached to the gourd is a Sunflower Pod, and I have also attached a row of Long-Leaf Pine Needles, as well as Gourd Seeds and Turquoise Beads.
|SIZE: 7.5” Diameter x 5.25” High
"Miss Abby" Item # b-227
yourself to the sea shore with this painted and
etched gourd vessel. Use it to house washed up
treasures you've brought home from vacation and
place anywhere you want to be reminded of the
|SIZE: 6.5” Diameter x
"Gone Swimming" Item # b-331
darling little gourd has been made into a box
that can hold your simple treasures.
I have stained this gourd with the earth colors of a deep, rich brown and a light leaf green, along with a touch of burnt autumn orange, which appears more red in this photograph. The natural pale tan of this gourd peeks through in different places.
The top of this gourd has been cut and lifts off to reveal the natural interior of the gourd. I have stitched Long-Leaf Pine Needles to the top in order to conceal the fact that this is, in fact, a box, and three tiny feathers adorn the top.
|SIZE: 5.5” Diameter x 3.5” High
"My Treasures" Item # x-226
In its native habitat, the philodendron plant loves to climb trees and its name translates to "tree lover". When dried their leaves make wonderful rims for bowls and vases. Here, etched philodendron leaves circle the bowl and it has been finished with a dried leaf. The outside of the bowl has been sealed and the inside was left natural.
|SIZE: 7” Diameter x
"Tree Lover" Item # b-333
have always held a special place in my heart,
from the time I was a child to the present day.
In the distant past, I rode horses daily,
gentling, training, and showing them in both the
dressage and jumping events.
I have long been intrigued by Native American petroglyphs, and I expect that this interest has inspired some of the images found on my gourds.
Here I have drawn a simple image of a horse, stained and outlined it, all against the natural color of the gourd. A dried Philodendron Sheath has been sewn to the top edge of the gourd, and Gourd Seeds, Turquoise Beads, and Feathers have been added.
|SIZE: 8” Diameter x 5.75” High
"Runs With Wind" Item # b-229
cheery red bowl has been wood burned and etched
with candy canes to add a little Christmas to
your home decor. The red color is slightly
transparent which allows the natural variations
in the gourd to show through. "Merry Christmas"
has been wood burned on the back of the bowl.
|SIZE: 6.5” Diameter x
"Holly Jolly" Item # c-326
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|SIZE: 5” Diameter x
"Jumping Deer" Item # d-240
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