GourdsByDiane

I LOVE WHIMSICAL, SWEET HAPPY FACES AND WARM EYES

Salinas, California
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Announcement    "WELCOME TO MY LITTLE ETSY SHOP AND SWEET GOURD FAMILY
EVERY GOURD IS UNIQUE, ONE OF A KIND AND IS HAND PAINTED AND SIGNED BY ME
A PERFECT GIFT TO YOURSELF, OR JUST TO BRING A SMILE TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE
I WOULD BE HAPPY TO PERSONALIZE ANY PURCHASE UPON REQUEST
THE GOURD YOU SEE LISTED IS THE SAME GOURD YOU WILL RECEIVE,
I ONLY POST MY FINISHED GOURDS, THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS THE ORNAMENTS,
THE ONE POSTED IS A SAMPLE OF THE OTHER ONES I HAVE PAINTED IN THAT STYLE,
WHICH YOU WILL RECEIVE.
BECAUSE I ONLY POST FINISHED GOURDS YOU CAN EXPECT YOUR GOURD TO BE
PROMPTLY MAILED AND ON IT'S WAY TO YOU IN A TIMELY MANNER.
NOW WE HOPE YOU HAVE FUN LOOKING AND WILL RETURN SOON".

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Last updated on Jun 24, 2021

"WELCOME TO MY LITTLE ETSY SHOP AND SWEET GOURD FAMILY
EVERY GOURD IS UNIQUE, ONE OF A KIND AND IS HAND PAINTED AND SIGNED BY ME
A PERFECT GIFT TO YOURSELF, OR JUST TO BRING A SMILE TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE
I WOULD BE HAPPY TO PERSONALIZE ANY PURCHASE UPON REQUEST
THE GOURD YOU SEE LISTED IS THE SAME GOURD YOU WILL RECEIVE,
I ONLY POST MY FINISHED GOURDS, THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS THE ORNAMENTS,
THE ONE POSTED IS A SAMPLE OF THE OTHER ONES I HAVE PAINTED IN THAT STYLE,
WHICH YOU WILL RECEIVE.
BECAUSE I ONLY POST FINISHED GOURDS YOU CAN EXPECT YOUR GOURD TO BE
PROMPTLY MAILED AND ON IT'S WAY TO YOU IN A TIMELY MANNER.
NOW WE HOPE YOU HAVE FUN LOOKING AND WILL RETURN SOON".

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Diane Kemp

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About GourdsByDiane

Sales 291
On Etsy since 2020

GOURDS BY DIANE

I have been selling hand painted gourds for 25 years, through shows and my annual open house. In the fall of 2020, I decided to try my own shop on Etsy, so that my gourd family can have a place to be seen and maybe become part of your family.

Gourds go through a drying process for several months after they are mature on the vine, unlike a pumpkin, a gourd starts to dry out from the inside out, it peels it outer skin and gets moldy and becomes wood, a dried gourd is preserved and will last for years.

I buy dried gourds from the farmer, they come to me with dirt and mold which has to be soaked in prepared water and then scrubbed off. Any bad spots are filled with wood filler and then they are sanded smooth. Now it is time to figure out what personality each gourd shows me and I will then start its journey transforming a plain gourd into a beautiful Santa with his own personality and decorations and always a big matching bow. I have a little mouse named CHEDDAR that I paint and sign with my initials that goes on the back of every large gourd. I put my own hang tag, containing interesting information about the gourd and its care. Now we are finally ready to be shown.

Shop members

  • Diane Kemp

    Owner, Artist

    Welcome to my creative world of gourds. I am asked a lot "how do you know what to paint on each gourd", I say, "they know what they want to be, I just have to figure it out". I have been painting and showing gourds for about 25 years.

  • KEN

    CLEANER/SHIPPER

    Ken's job is to prepare the water wash and clean and scrub the moldy gourds, after they are dry he will sand them smooth getting ready for painting. He will also be the one who mails your purchase to you.

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  • In charge of gourd cleaning, sanding and mailing

    Salinas, CA

    He sets up the cleaning solution, cleans and scrubs each gourd and when dry he sands each gourd to make ready for my painting. When a gourd has been purchased he makes the trip to the post office.

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Last updated on Nov 4, 2020

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