I am of senior years and have done many mediums, Water colors, Oils, Color pencils, etc. then I heard about a Gourd Festival and I fell in love. There are so many things that you can do with gourds, carving's, weavings, Silver, inlays of all kinds,Bowls, Vases, Dolls, Purses, Acrylics, and pencils. Its unlimited. Working with Gourds is time consuming and a labor of love. I have take best of show for the day and over all. Competing is healthy andwe all should do this to find out if you can compete with otherbGourd Artist. This market is hugh. I have given many classes but years have restricked my time.