Thursday, October 16, 2008

Have you ever seen.....

An African Kettle Gourd? Well, my dear friend, Punkin' Joe, has been growing these for several years and people come from all around jus' to get one of these. The reason - because they are jus' so cute painted up when they dry. Now, granted it takes nearly a year for them to completely cure - it's worth the wait when you can paint it to your likin'.

So here's one I painted for my friend Margie...

Remember to clean all gourds with a lil' bleach water to keep the mold from returning once it is dried. I sprayed painted this one and just used some acrylic paints for the scarecrow then clear coated it so it would last a long time - be sure and drop it though. I did that once, :(

Well friends, I'm off to do another wedding this weekend. Last one of the season - so I'll share some pics with you next week.

You all have a blessed weekend!
Cathy Cobblestone

P.S. - Those gourds make the CUTEST painted snowmen!!!


Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love painted gourds and I am sure your friend Margie will love this one!

Kathy said...

What a great gourd and the one you painted is so pretty! Lucky friend!

Linda said...

What a great idea - so cute!!

AnnaSam said...

Love that gourd!! Lucky margie!!! Can't wait to see the pics. Have ablessed day

Betsy said...

Beautiful. I so want one.

Raggedy Angel said...

I love gourds and your looks great! Beth

basketsnprims said...

I love that painted guourd and I bet they do make cute snowmen. I have never seen one so large.

Ada Mae said...

Love those painted gourds. I've got 2 for you to paint--when I get time to clean them---and you get time to paint them!!!!! You do such creative work.

madrekarin said...

Oh, sweet! Margie is one lucky friend! Hmmm, I wonder if I can grow that kind of gourd here?
I loved your post on the weekend at Frannie's. I am still carrying my memories close by so I can share them in an instant.
We are having a lovely, gray, rainy day here and I am in heaven. :)
Have a wonderful weekend, Sweet Pea!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

I love painted gourds, my sister paints them. I have a nativity gourd. Love yours, what a special gift for your friend.
Thanks for sharing about cleaning them, I have tried growing them, no luck.
Fall blessings.

Darlene said...

You did a beautiful job on that gourd!! Lucky Margie!

Nancy Jo said...

I can draw stick people. Yours is so so cute. Will that keep like forever? Or do the gourds go to pieces?
Did you get rested up after your whirlwind visit with Frannie and the girls?

CathyJean said...

Hi! Cathy,
Wow!! I see you've been very busy while I've been on vacation. (it will take me a while to catch up here on all the good things you've been up to!!)
I have a "blogger award" I'd love to pass on to you. Please come and visit me to pick it up :)

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the painted gourd, such great work!