Here are a few pictures of gourds.  
Gourds are nature's perfect pallet for painting and also make wonderful weaving items!
I designed this beautiful eagle gourd after the attack of 9/11.  It is woodburned and then painted with Gilders Paste paints.  It was featured in the American Gourd Society magazine and also is featured on the Gilders Paste website, with complete instructions.    Original design by Kay.

A fun Santa which features a list of some of my favorite people!
Fun snowman!
Woven top gourd.  I learned this technique at the annual Cherokee Gourd Gathering held each June in Cherokee, NC.  Wonderful event; plan to attend!   
This gourd won a purple ribbon at the fair 10/2007
Uncle Sam gourd.  Featured on the cover of the American Gourd Magazine, Summer 2008.  An original design by Kay.
Jean, Betty, Betty, Angie, Rene, Janet                 Amanda & Christie
        Gourd weaving class.  Students did beautiful woven top gourds!!
My ragtop gourd!  made with various textues of yarn, palm and beads.
Won blue ribbon at state fair 2008
Another version of the Eagle Gourd; this one has a top woven from dyed pine needles.  
Gourd class recently taught; students learned how to do a ragtop gourd and a gourd with dried materials. Do they look like they had fun??
Brittany, Blaine, Caroline, Jean, Betty, Betty, Rene, Joanne, Angie, Jean, Janet
Front woven dream catcher with rag top 
Blue gourd using leather dyes with rag top finish.
Woven top using reeds, yarns and dried materials.
Another ragtop gourd.  Designed for American Gourd Society tutorial.
A special large gourd grown by Mr. Chavis.  I had this gourd for several years before finally deciding what to do with it.  I designed the 4 seasons and each design is painted using acrylics.  From left:  Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.  Won blue ribbon at Fair, 2009.
Rags to Riches Gourd.  Designed and made by Kay.
Pine Straw Beauty - pine needles are woven down the front and around the rim.  Designed and made by Kay.
Gourd designed by Kay is painted purple.  The rose is made from almost 900 Swarovski flat back stones in shades of rose, light rose, peridot, tourmaline and siam.
MINIATURE GOURDS - give-away gifts for our 2012 Christmas party tree.