From over the Hill . . .
this overcast Sunday-after-Thanksgiving, I thought I would wander
over one street to pay a visit to my friend Joan French . . .
her 'Glorified Gourds'. . .
the table was this beauty . . .
hard to believe
it is a gourd!
always like to see where others do their
creative work . . .
are some of the gourds Joan works with
they come in all sizes . . .
here is where 'the magic happens' . . .
this is a 'work in progress'
can listen in on our conversation here
Joan and new
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began as an
angel . . . now a 'tree topper'
. . . in various stages
Here are some
other 'Glorified Gourds' . . .
though I never learned to play Cribbage . .
for those who do, what a one-of-a-kind
(For custom orders, call Joan at
You can find Joan's 'Glorified Gourds' at the Marble
Rim Gallery at 11835 Main Street in Ft. Jones (468-5442).
The Gallery is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
through Christmas (after the Holidays
they go back to their usual Tuesday-Saturday hours) and
is a great place to find proof that
'nurturing innate creativity'
is alive and well in our Valley!
making this a
'shop local' holiday!
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