Bio for Elizabeth Weigel
My husband and I, having nothing to do one weekend in 2002, attended a gourd festival that was taking place in Georgia. I was totally amazed by the awesome gourds I saw. I came home with a bag of gourds and an illustration book, ready to create my own. It is not as easy as it looks. But through the years gourds have become a large part of my life. I have acquired just about every tool made for decorating them, plus I use the tools my husband already had. I have to give a lot of credit to Jim for his inspiration and support. He helps me when I need it and shows me how to use his tools to do things myself. Many of my gourds have received recognition at local art shows as well as the Florida Gourd Festival that is held every year in Melbourne, Florida.