Art Is In Market

lighthouse-cardscollage-setOur Gourds and some of our other work like original art will be at Laurel Park Mall in Livonia MI.  Come on out and see this notecard set and other one of a kind original work.  While you are here, you can check out the other artwork in this cool store.  Art Is In Market….Livonia MI


Happy Easter

IMG_9030 hoppygourdie easter-2014All of us at the Charmed Gourd want to wish you a very happy Easter.  Some of you celebrate with bunnies, baskets, and colored eggs.   Maybe you celebrate in a more solemn way.   But however you spend the day, we hope you enjoy it.  We hope that your basket is filled with goodies and that you find more eggs than anyone else!

Here are some fun colored eggs.  The swirls were achieved by wrapping a rubberband around a hard cooked egg and then dipping it in food dye.  Once the rubber band is removed you can dip it in a different color or leave it white.   You can also use stickers and remove them after dipping the eggs.  Here I used stars and duct tape.  Have fun.

Happy 2014

charmingnewyearHappy New Year from all of us here at The Charmed Gourd.  New Year’s is, if nothing else….a time to reflect on what we want to change in our lives.  That doesn’t mean it will happen because things get in the way of our good intentions.  But that is okay.  By the time we can write 2014 automatically without even thinking….we will most likely have forgotten our resolutions.  That’s okay, too.  The older I get, the more forgiving I become about compromise and even failure.

I hope you have a New Year filled with everything that brings you joy.  We at The Charmed Gourd wish you success, laughter, art, friends and family to love….and forgiveness for yourself when you are not perfect.  Happy New Year.