Thursday, January 22, 2009

Gourd Santa Ornaments

Well, you can see what I've been working on. I'm trying to get as much done as possible between now and lambing time. I imagine I'll have the men to cook for again this year so I won't have just lots of time to play.
These are pretty fun to do.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I just finished these Victorian ornaments this afternoon. They are really embellished egg gourds. Amazing what you can do with gourds. Fun stuff. Anyway, I sort of liked them after they were done. The photos don't really do them justice. I painted the flowers on the gourds, then covered them with irridescent mini beads and embellishments.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I'm Back!!

My poor ol' hubby has had to have some surgeries and has not been really well for a while now. With that and helping out on the ranch I couldn't keep up with my blog here so I deleted it. Shuckydarn ! I shouldn't have done that. Now I've got to start all over again. Anyway, Ive uploaded some of my work but there is much much more. You can see my work on my website at These are my new passion. They are sculpted natural gourds. Fun to do and not nearly as involved as the figurative pieces. The faces are done with polymer clays. The bearding and embellishments are done with Apoxi Sculpt. Fun stuff that Apoxi Sculpt. They've been sealed so they can be placed out of doors.

Characters and Santas

The gent in the tub is Slim. Then Bubba, and The Sheepman. These are my Ranch Hands.

This Santa is Victorian Gold. I really liked his face.

Then there is a Medieval Father Frost, and my Western Santa, Christmas Goose. These ar just a few but there are many many more figuratives on my website.

Spirit Masks

Some of my Spirit Masks.
Thunder Walker,
Two Feathers

Dark Eagle,
Grey Fox

Running Fox

Portrait Figuratives of Historical Figures

The first photo is Quanah Parker, the last Comanche Chief.

This is Chief Ouray and Chipeta. Ute cheif and the other is one of the last survivors of the Little Big Horn.

Hiawatha and an Aztec Fire Dancer

Chief Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull) and Atsaensic. Atsaensic is from Iroquois mythology.
She is a full body sculpt from polymer clay.

Aria, an Angel. She is also a full body sculpt. Her wings are from a golden pheasant pelt.