Rhonda's Garden & Gifts

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Gourd Flower Basket
All gourd! 8" tall x 5" wide




2015 Schedule 

Thank you to all who visited with me at my home during the MRVAD art drive.  I enjoyed meeting new people and getting to know neighbors and new acquaintences!  Thank you.
June 13, 2015 
Art on the Square in Oskaloosa, IA   10am - 4pm
Juried art show and sale includes children's activities, music, food vendors, and more! 641.672.2591 
July 25, 2015 
Clear Lake Art Sail
Downtown Clear Lake, IA   9am - 4pm
38th juried art show and sale in the park over looking Clear Lake.  This art fair is held in conjunction with the Iowa Story Telling Festival and the Dixieland Jazz Festival!  Fun for all......includes music, food vendors, and more!
September 18 & 19,  2015 
Riversance Festival of Fine Art  
Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport, IA Saturday
10am -5pm  Sunday 10am - 4pm
So many artists, so much talent.  This event takes place in a beautiful  park with many trees.  Music is provided through the day.  Food and beverage vendors are available. The attending public may vote for their favorite artists.  Children events happen throughout the day.  This is my favorite event of the year.  It is relaxed, organized and trully artful!  You will enjoy it. 



Raku Laced Vase
8" x 8" x 6" tall - perfect for an orchid!

Stapled - sold
4"x4"x4" Color slightly subdued and imprinted

Kaleidoscope Gourds - $45 includes stand and tax
2.5" x 2.5" Each gourd design is unique - inside & out - great gift idea!

Emerald Eye $75
5" high by 8" across. Shows off depth, texture, and deep color.

Dolphins Posed $74
5" height and 8" wide. Appearance of bronzed sculpture of 3 dolphins

Feather Conch $72 - sold
5" tall 4" wide Detailed cut outs, lattice and filigree

Wooden $64
Large bowl gourd 10" wide 4" tall. Dark wook appearance



Gourd Pyramid Trio

Illusive sold

Amber Waves

Bronzeness $63
Cut uniquely, simply enhanced in bronze.





Gourd Lace $88 - SOLD
Filigree, lines, natural colors, and black!

Tumbled $72-sold
A new technique to enhance inlay.

Chestnut Lamp $90 - SOLD
There is nothing like an unique lamp to enhance your living space.


Spring rains, lightning and thunderstorms!

Birds chirping as the sun rises. 

Warm rays of sunshine penetrating the skin.

Winds whisking sweet fragrances past.

New and brilliant colors hold captive the eye.

New found energy exhilarates the body. 





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THANK YOU for visiting Rhonda's Garden website!

If you would like to be informed when the next class opens, please go to the "contact us" page of this site and send an e-mail stating your class interest and availability.

I will be in touch!
Thank you!

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If you are a fellow artist and are looking for help directing people to your art and studio, go to http://www.mrvad.com/.  You will find it a great on line opportunity as well as the chance to bring people to your studio during the bi-annual self driving tour!

My studio is open for gourd viewing by appointment for those who are interested in gourd purchases or ordering a commissioned piece! Please call to schedule an appointment: 563-508-1853.
It is possible to purchase and ship items from this web-site.
Prices will be listed on the site, sales will be over the phone with immediate shipping available.
Please call or text with any questions you may have: 563-508-1853 or e-mail me: rhondasgarden@csteldridge.com

If you are looking for a speaker for your organization, I love to share what I know about growing, cleaning, safety, and the art of the gourd! I do power point presentations, hands on classes, or a combination of both. 

I also give classes, minimum of 3 people per class.  563-508-1853

I give classes in my home or your location.  See the Class page for current schedule or contact me to set up your own class, with friends or by yourself!

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Welcome to Rhonda's Garden & Gifts
You may view the artist's profile on "About Rhonda"

I truly enjoy my gourd art.  I call it play, not work.  If you see something you like that may be sold, remember, I can never duplicate an item.  I can work with a similiar sized or shaped gourd, similiar colors and embellishments, but every gourd is truly one-of-a-kind. 
I complete all outside pieces, like the pink flamingo, with a seal coat that will protect it for outside display for one season.  After this amount of time you will want to bring the item in, clean it, and reseal it with a coat of wax or other appropriate sealant.  Please do not leave gourds outside during the winter months in areas where the temperature drops below 40 degrees.  The gourds will eventually crack when exposed to freezing and extreme heat.  Even if you take your pink flamingo gourd to Florida, you will want to reseal it from time to time to keep it from cracking and aging - gourds are truly a gift that will last forever, when cared for properly.

Gourd Points $40
Geometrically a sphere, squared!

White & Tan! $40 SOLD
This is a gourd you can use as a pencil holder or flower vase!

Gourds have been around forever.  They have been used to carry water, mix food, serve food, musical instruments, worship gods, and their seeds have been a sign of prosperity in tribes and coveted by leaders for many years.  Gourd history is endless, as endless as the shapes of gourds and the many ways that they may enhance our lives and environments.

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