Gourds and Crafts  


O Siyo.   A little about me:

I was born in NE Oklahoma.  I am very proud of my Cherokee heritage.  God has also blessed me with a loving husband, Chris. We’ve been married since 1973.  We have two adult children; Rick and Amanda.   We have a beautiful granddaughter Grace E, who was born in 2013, and is the love of our lives.    

I was introduced to gourds in 2001 by a dear friend who gave me some that he had grown and said, ‘try it and see what you can come up with’.  Once I started,  I haven’t been able to stop.   Thank you Ron (Arbee).

Chris is a huge part of my gourd art because he helps with the design and color ideas.   He has an ‘eye’ for color and gives me a lot of ideas and support.   He sets up my art show spaces and is a great help with customers who have questions.

In March of 2006, I was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Cancer.   Gourd art became my therapy.   All of my artwork is one of a kind, and there are no two items exactly alike.  If you see anything that you like, please feel free to email me and together we can work on a great piece of gourd art for you.

What I have shown IS available for purchase with the exception, of course, those items that are listed as SOLD.  There is quite a bit of my sold work that I have not included in the webpage, and I’ll eventually remove all of the gourd art that has sold.  There is quite a bit of my work still available that I haven’t been able to add here yet.  I will get to it eventually.

For the last few years, I only do one art show a year and its at The Village Venture in Claremont, California
the last Saturday in October.  I have loyal customers who visit me there every year.

If you see something that you like that is sold, I can create something similar if you so desire.   Just let me know what you like and what you are interested in.  Each of my gourds are one of a kind, signed and dated on the bottom.

I hope you enjoy looking thru these pages of my gourds and crafts.   If you see anything that interests you, or just have a question, please email me at ninee9er@hotmail.com  or post me a comment. 

Most of all, thank you for visiting my website !

Wado !