Gourdguy's Blog

Where nature and art meet!

Driftwood Sculpture

My cousin found a piece of driftwood in the Pacific Ocean and decided to keep it for many years.  Recently she asked me if I would consider doing  something with … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 8 Comments

Vase and Flowers of Gourds

This project required about 15 gourds of which most were egg gourds.  For the tulips it was fitting gourds inside gourds with openings being created with a diamond wheel on a … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Old Man Gourd at the Fireplace

The Old Man is shown with some of his favorite items; the musket of cedar and his favorite goblet and cup.  These two items were difficult to make in that I had trouble … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

F6F Hellcat Fighter of WWII

This is my rendition of the famous fighter Hellcat plane that made a name for itself during WWII.  My brother was a plane captain on the USS Lake Champlain carrier … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Beautiful Day for Sightseeing!

Pedro Gonzales, the main driver of Border Tours is on his way to the Arizona border with eight happy passengers and their hair blowing in the early-morning breeze.   Below … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Old Man Gourd

This is my first sculptured gourd of a life-size human’s head.  It took some doing because I didn’t have a gourd with the wall thickness that was required for all the detail … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

Gourd Sailboat

The hull and sail are made of gourd parts.  The hull was made with a people gourd and the sail was made from a part of a larger gourd.  The … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Angel 2

Angel 2 is my second attempt to make an angel out of gourd parts.  There is a selection of four heads that were made with egg gourds that are held … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Gourd Angel

My friend asked me if I might make an angel out of gourds for her aging mother who is infatuated with angels.  I had an idea as to where I … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 1 Comment