Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I'm Baaaack!!!

I'm so sorry that I've been gone so long but I've been SUPER busy for the last few weeks! I now have Gourd Art pieces in a gallery in Hardy, AR and in a gallery in Norfork, AR. I'm so excited and happy to say that I've sold not one, not two, but THREE of my pieces in the Hardy Gallery!! I want to thank all of my blogging friends who told me to go for it, 'cause I do believe you all helped give me the courage to give it a try. Right now I'm working on some pieces for a two-day juried craft/art show in November plus I have another gallery in Harrison, AR that I want to have pieces in by the first of November. I'm also pleased as punch to mention (if I haven't already) that I've gotten my first commissioned gourd art piece ordered and I have to have that one made by the middle of December. I want to show you some of the things that I put in the gallery in Norfork, AR.

I didn't get pictures of all of the pieces but I hope to get the rest of them soon. I made a pheasant that I'm particularly proud of, (kinda like I was proud of the penguin mother and chick). What do you think? All the ones with toppers on them are boxes and the lids lift off. I'm working on an open piece right now that has flowers and butterflies on it. I think it's gonna be a pretty one also. In addition to all the gallery pieces that I've made, my hubby and son helped me make some very inexpensive things to put in a craft shop at a pumpkin patch about an hour and a half from home. We just got those placed in the craft shop last Friday and there were several of the little pieces that sold already. If you would like to purchase a Gourd Art piece from me, just send me a message and I'll be happy to give you a price quote. These pieces would make awesome Christmas gifts! Plus they are all Ooak pieces. Gotta run for now my friends, but I would like to mention that I've been thinking about a giveaway, maybe when I hit 100 followers????

Hugs XX   Barbara


The Garden Bell said...

Glad to have you back. I'm not surprised one little bit that your grouds are gone. I did google how to do this, but read about some nastie stuff inside...icks...but I still my try.

Be around more often, please

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Good for you!!

glor said...

Congratulations but I'm not surprised at your sales. The pieces are beautiful. Looking forward to see what kinds you are doing for the holidays.

Cindy said...

Wow Barbara you have been busy!These are awesome!! Thanks for checking and commenting on me. It means a lot! I hope you sell some more.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Deneen said...

Congratulations! The pieces are beautiful! I hope to get one of the container type ones with the fall colored leaves.

Molly said...

Barb, I am so proud for you. You have to be on cloud 9 for selling so much. You have a real talent for this type of art, I know it is hard work but I think you enjoy it and it shows in your items. They are just perfect. So proud of your sales, and I do believe there will be more!!

Shropshire Suz said...

Hi Babara...congratulations on the sales...clever you
Hugs Suz x

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I am glad you are back, too! And also not surprised that you sold all your gorgeous gourds....Everytime I look at your work it is hard to believe it is a gourd!!!!
You should be very proud of yourself for you are very accomplished!!

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Barbara! Your gourds are something else!!! I'm not surprised at all at how well you're doing...they're just beautiful! Keep up that great creating and have a very fun weekend! :) Paulette

Suzie Button said...

congrats on your sales at the show! I am sure your sales will increase as you participate in more and more shows! Thanks for stopping by to see me today also! Suzie

Happy Crocheter said...


I'm so proud of you and all that you have been able to accomplish. You simply amaze me. I'm glad that you found something that you enjoy so much.


Doris Sturm said...

You do lovely work, Barbara, so beautiful and professional looking like you've been doing it for years and years. It must be your niche or calling...whatever it is, it's just marvelous!

Have a wonderful week,
Doris :-)

Cindy Adkins said...

This is absolutely fantastic, Barbara!!! I am thrilled beyond measure for you--God is good!!!

Leann said...

Oh Barbara

This is soo cool. You are truly an artist and a fantastic one at that. Congrats my friend.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Old Parsonage.


Beansieleigh said...

Wow! Your work is beautiful Barb! Best of luck in all you're doing these days! ~tina

Beverooni said...

Hey! You won the jewelry book on my blog. Send me your email address to beverooni at hotmail . com.

Also, I want one of these gorgeous gourds! Oh my gosh, they are incredible!

Biljana said...

I like all pieces, so original and imaginative:))
Hugs, Biljana

sissie said...

Your work is so beautiful and I'm not surprised that you sold them.


angela said...

Hello Barbara, your gourd art is looking fantastic!
thank you for your comment, I dont know what they do in the enviroment, but I do know that they cannot live where its polluted. So all the hard work I have been doing in cleaning up the place for the last 22 years is paying off. You should hear the frogs at night, its truely amazing to hear them come back.

MOLLYE said...

Oh honey am I ever glad you came to see me and then I came to visit you because for one thing.........we grew gourds for the first time this year and they are just about ready to do something with. I was thinking of painting them as birdhouses tho I'vve never painted on a gourd. So I may come to you for some beginner tips. Yours are truly magnificent. Great job! Hugs, Mollye

Cindy Adkins said...

I am SOOO excited for you Barbara!!! It is purely fantastic!!! Sending much love, my dear friend and I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!

Heidi Meyer said...

That is so exciting! But not surprising - your gourds are gorgeous!! {HUGS} back to you!

Lisa said...

Congrats! Congrats! Your work is so lovely it's a wonder they ALL didn't sell.:)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
How you doing? Good, I hope...
I wanted to make sure that I have your address correct in case you win...I can't tell if it is a "one" or an "L" in front of moore!!! lol
Let me know.
Big (((hugs))),

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
I just came over to say "hi" and hope you're having a beautiful Sunday...Sending hugs your way!!!

Annesphamily said...

Oh Barbara, how awesome. I am gad to see you here. Have an awesome week and keep in touch. Anne

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

These are beautiful Barbara ~ I especially love the ones that are perforated on around the sides. I think a giveaway at 100 is an awesome idea - and maybe you could give away one of your gourds (hint, hint ;-)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
It was so good to hear from you!! I hope you're doing well and having fun with your pieces being in the gallery!!! It is awesome!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
I just wanted to come over and say "Hi!" and I hope you're having a good weekend!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
I put your name in the drawing...I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, my friend. I think we're going fishing!

Rose Haven said...

Hi Barbara...

Thanks for stopping by...I know you'll enjoy the "stroll" whether participating (next year) or shopping (this year).

Love the gourds!


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
I popped over to see how you're doing--and sure love all your art!!!

Doris Sturm said...

Thanks for visiting me and I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving as well. At least eating out means no dishes (my least favorite housework!)

And I do have some information for you about being Diabetic and a vegetarian diet!

I'm amazed at your work. If I didn't know those were gourds, I'd think they are made of porcelain or whatever else people make vessels out of. I'm not surprised you hit 100 Followers already!

Enjoy the rest of the week and God bless you!

Doris :-)

Sharon Wengel said...

Barbara , Your goard art is beautiful ! I will definitely get down to Harrison to see your pieces there.
Thanks for following me , I am following you also.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
How are you doing? Great, I hope!!! I LOVE your gourds AND your new Christmas lights!!!

Incipient Wings said...

congratulations!!! your work is awesome!!!!
thank you for your visit today:)