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