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« on: December 09, 2004 08:41:02 PM »

I like gourds because even someone like me can grow them. I kill most plants by looking at them. Gourds you just plant and leave alone for a year. I can handle that. I made the birdhouse for a friend. The roof on it is copper but you can't tell so much in the awful pic. The santa was something I saw in a decorative painting magazine. No idea which magazine but the artist's name was Susan Stamillio. Her's was on a big plate. I loved the colors and folksy look to him. My friend loves folk and old world santas so I thought this would be a good present for her.


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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2004 08:44:09 PM »

Those are great!!!
Do they age well?
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004 08:57:47 PM »

those are beautiful!  you're really talented!
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2004 10:46:05 PM »

Please keep posting your projects!  You are AMAZING!!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2004 03:02:13 AM »

woo hoo!!

they are so awesome, how on earth did you look at one of those and think "i might make a birdhouse!" Huh i love it!!

you have to excuse my ignorance (again.. ha ha..) but what is a Gourd exactly? i gather it's like a pumpkin or something?!
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2004 06:57:39 AM »

lovely, yo make me wanna get back into paintin again.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2004 07:27:05 AM »

Wow your stuff is really awesome, I looove the birdhouse.  (and your wall mural/garden is really impressive) keep posting your great stuff!
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2004 02:51:30 PM »

woo hoo!!

they are so awesome, how on earth did you look at one of those and think "i might make a birdhouse!" Huh i love it!!

you have to excuse my ignorance (again.. ha ha..) but what is a Gourd exactly? i gather it's like a pumpkin or something?!

Birdhouses out of gourds are nothing new to me, most people have them where I'm from. Just not painted ones. And yes, they are a like a pumpkin. You let them dry for a long time and they get very hard. They also get digustingly mouldy! I spray them with soap and bleach and scrub them with a Chore Boy type scrubber pad. Let them dry and you're ready to do whatever you want to them.
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2004 02:55:05 PM »

Those are great!!!
Do they age well?

Thank you. The birdhouse is over 4 years old now and still looks like new. It's been hanging under a large oak tree in Florida for 4 years. On my grandparent's property, there are some gourd birdhouses (not painted tho) that are older than I am. That's pretty old!
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2004 12:53:24 PM »

thoese are aswome i think you are very talanted  Grin
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