Tag: Gourd Club

Bigger and Better Gourds

Martha Spillane Janet Bloam and her husband Jim moved to Robson Ranch in 2010 from Medina, Ohio, a small town of quaint Victorian homes. In Medina, she was fortunate to design her dream home. Janet was no stranger to design. She received a scholarship to the Columbus College of Art & Design where she studied human form,…

Gourder of the Month

Gina’s gourd totem pole

Hailing from the Woodinville/Snohomish area of Washington state, Gina Johnson is our Gourder of the month. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live on a mini farm with majestic horses prancing in the field, chickens scrambling, waking to the sweet scent of fruit trees just outside your window, and perhaps pulling…

Life on the Prairie

The Gourd Club is fortunate to have members from all over the United States. This makes for many diverse conversations. It was recently that Sharon Guthmiller told her story. We sat quietly listening to Sharon recall her childhood living on the prairie in northern South Dakota. Her grandfather built the homestead in 1898. Since trees…

Recipe for the Perfect Designer Gourd

Laurie Laramie’s first piece, a beautiful Southwest desert scene.

Martha Spillane * 1 cup of imagination * 1 gourd of any size and shape * A generous amount of paint, stain, or dye * Let dry * And, violà, your perfect designer gourd * Optional, no artistic ability required Back in 2013, when Robson Ranch was just a wee bit of a community, Rick Taylor, his…

Memorial to Our Dear Gourd Member

Martha Spillane This month’s gourd news will be a memorial to our dear gourd member, Terri Mount who lost her fight to cancer on March 11. Terri and her husband Barry have been residents of Robson Ranch for eight years. Terri originally came from New Jersey where her son, daughter, and grandchildren reside. Terri also leaves…

Are We Out of Our Gourds? Maybe So

Gourd by Eeda Clow

Martha Spillane Let’s not talk about 2020, we all know what kind of year it was but that didn’t stop our gourd members from producing some beautiful one-of-a kind pieces. But first, the results of our 2021 club elections. Introducing our esteemed cabinet members: Madam Treasurer Terri Mount, Madam Secretary Marth Spillane, and for her second…

Amazing Gourds!

Three Penguins by Doris Betuel

Doris Betuel The Robson Ranch Gourd Club creates art from gourds. We make beautiful bowls and vases, but did you know you can make many other fun and creative things from the lowly gourd? Gourds come in all types of sizes and shapes and, hence, we can make lots of atypical items from them. Our…

Fun with gourds

Come and have some fun at the Gourd Club in Robson Ranch! Try out a new craft with a group of fun and helpful members! What is a gourd, and what do you do with it? A gourd is the hollow, dried shell of a vine fruit, similar to a cucumber or pumpkin. The surface…