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My name is Julie Bolanz and I have been working primarily with gourds for the last 25 years and never remember a day that I wasn't dreaming of creating something or sketching.
I went to college for Fashion Design and an Advertising degree but,as life has a way of taking you down different paths, became a folk artist instead. Creating is the first thing I think of and the last thing as I try to fall asleep!
My gourds and patterns have been featured in national magazines such as Midwest Living,Best of Santas,Floral and Nature Craft,Tricks and Treats and the like. I also sell my work in two shops in the Ohio area. I love gourds so much because no two are ever alike and I value uniqueness! Its a great medium to wood burn which I love!!

I primarily love to create Santas,nativities, and…

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  • Joined December 29, 2010

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gourds paint clay vintage bits of anything that looks interesting to me

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About

Thank you for taking a minute to read about little old me!
My name is Julie Bolanz and I have been working primarily with gourds for the last 25 years and never remember a day that I wasn't dreaming of creating something or sketching.
I went to college for Fashion Design and an Advertising degree but,as life has a way of taking you down different paths, became a folk artist instead. Creating is the first thing I think of and the last thing as I try to fall asleep!
My gourds and patterns have been featured in national magazines such as Midwest Living,Best of Santas,Floral and Nature Craft,Tricks and Treats and the like. I also sell my work in two shops in the Ohio area. I love gourds so much because no two are ever alike and I value uniqueness! Its a great medium to wood burn which I love!!

I primarily love to create Santas,nativities, and snowmen but I also have done custom dog and bird ornaments and Halloween items that I found to be very rewarding.
Please check out my sister Jan's snowmen and other creatures at her shop,Kitschy Christmas when you are surfing Etsy. We are partners in foraging,rummaging,dreaming,and creating. She is also my critique and complaint department as well as my best friend.

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