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Spirit of The Desert Gourd Patch

About half of our patch (or club) members are pictured above. We met in December to share some Christmas spirit and exchange some incredible gourd Christmas ornaments.

Colleen McKnight Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch is a group of nearly 50 artists whose passion happens to be gourds – nature’s canvas. Gourds are grown in Arizona so it’s only natural to see this form develop locally and the artistic level to be high. Any type of art can be done on a…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

Two rare Christmas owls caught by artist Phyllis Mills. Phyllis is a prolific artist living here in Sun Lakes and daily labors diligently to please her followers with her timeless gourd art.

Our December meeting was held on December 17 at the Arts and Crafts room of Sun Lakes Country Club. A fun-filled afternoon began with much chatter and catching up after the Thanksgiving holiday followed by all kinds of delightful food and tasty treats. Squeals of delight began with our annual Christmas ornament theft round and…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

Nancy Zier A gnome by the name of O’Shaunessey McKenna appeared at the Tumbleweed Park Barbeque Cookoff on Saturday, November 7. What with his loopy hat and expressive eyes, a photographer just had to get a quick shot of him. The little gnome was precious and Saturday was a great day for the public to…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

Pat Richards created this southwestern gourd totem.

Nancy Zier The gourd totem shown was created by Pat Richards combining various southwestern motifs and lots of beautiful colors on her five-canteen tower; great job, Patti. Our members (both here and away) have worked these past few months on our travelling gourd which will be on display in front of the Competition Building at…

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

This beautiful gourd “flower” was Carl Cooper’s first endeavor in gourd art.

Nancy Zier I would say without a doubt that no one in Sun Lakes, or probably in the entire state has a flower created by Carl Cooper as his first endeavor in gourd art. Seems Carl has taken to gourds as a duck takes to water. Great job Carl! Water and Sea pattern gourds were…