FEATURED MEMBER OF THE MONTH

JANA MUNETA

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I moved to New Mexico from South Carolina in 1992 and brought with me 5 bushel gourds just because I love gourds! In my first New Mexico magazine there was an ad for Robert Rivera gourds . I was inspired to try to make a members inspired bowl out of one of my gourds. I used leather dye and pens. I made one for myself and one for each of my 4 siblings. Fast forward to 2018. I attended a couple of gourd society meetings with my friend,  Kathleen Landreth, and now I am learning so much from other members!! Dar Stone has had some awesome workshops and I have learned from other workshops as well, including going to Wuertz festival with Neva and Jeannie.   struggle with wood burning but I am still trying to learn. Carving takes practice, too, but is enjoyable for me. Bonnie Gibson has some great tutorials you can buy from her website. My husband rolls his eyes when he sees new boxes of gourds show up but they don't have an expiration date. I am looking forward to learning new techniques and  also using known techniques to create new art.     Jana 

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