Well, I had fun anyway!

Nine folks joined me at Historic Rock Castle to learn about growing, drying, cleaning, cutting, and decorating gourds.

Sanding the gourd after it was cut open and cleaned.
Sanding the gourd after it was cut open and cleaned.
Designs are drawn in pencil.
Designs are drawn in pencil.
A permanent Sharpie marker is used to go over the pencil drawing.
A permanent Sharpie marker is used to go over the pencil drawing.
For color, shoe polish is carefully applied with Q-tips.
For color, shoe polish is carefully applied with Q-tips.
A beautifully finished bowl!
A beautifully finished bowl!

(Thanks again to Janet for her assistance setting up and cleaning up.)

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