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THANK YOU!

AS THIS YEAR ENTERS THE FINAL QUARTER, I WISH TO THANK ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO HAVE ENCOURAGED ME AND COMPLIMENTED MY ART WORK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.  YOUR GOOD WISHES AND GOD'S WILL SPUR ME TO CONTINUE TO CREATE AND PROGRESS AND I PRAY THAT MY WORK INSPIRES YOU, SOMEHOW, TO ENJOY GOD'S CREATION. 


2015 Schedule 
  
 Coming soon

 

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Gourd Pyramid Trio
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Illusive
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Amber Waves
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Gourd Lace $88 - SOLD
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Filigree, lines, natural colors, and black!

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

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

Bronzeness $63
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Cut uniquely, simply enhanced in bronze.

 

Brrrrrr!!!

We actually have snow this morning - I mean, white on the ground!  I am going to spend the next few months in my studio and with my family.  My prayers for each and everyone of you are peace, love and the joy of God's presence.

 

May God grant you a thankful heart with safe travels for the holidays! 


 

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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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TRANS-TINT DYEs


TRANS TINT DYE AVAILABLE
I carry trans tint dyes-all colors available in 2 oz bottles. $5.00ea
Trans tint dyes fade less and slower.  They are alcohol based.  These will be available at the Orion gourd festival, September 22th!  I have dyed a spinner with each color so it is easy to pick and choose colors.  I will also have samples of the various things you can do with trans tint dyes.  I have checked with the post office and the trans tint dyes can be shipped, 4 at one time at $5.20. 

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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 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 will 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 and contact information!



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2011.12.04 | 2011.05.01 | 2010.06.06 | 2009.10.04

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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
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Geometrically a sphere, squared!

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

Kaleidoscope Gourds - $40 includes stand
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Each gourd design is unique - inside & out - great gift idea!

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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