O Siyo.   A little about me:

I was born in NE Oklahoma to good parents.  I am very proud of the Cherokee Indian heritage that I have.  God has also blessed me with a loving husband, Chris, and we have been married for 42 years.   Together we have two adult children; Rick and Amanda.  We have a beautiful granddaughter Grace, who is nearing two years old, and we have a beautiful step-granddaughter Hailey, who is nearing ten years of age.  We have two homes, one in Southern California and one in NE Oklahoma.

I was introduced to gourds in 2001 by a dear friend who gave me some that he had grown and said, 'try it and see what you can come up with'.  Once I started, I haven't been able to stop.   Thank you Ron (Arbee).

My husband Chris is a huge part of my gourd art because he helps with the design and color ideas.   He has an 'eye' for color and gives me alot of ideas and support.   He sets up my art show spaces and is a great help with customers who have questions about my gourd art.

In March of 2006, I was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Cancer.   Gourd art became my therapy.   All of my artwork is one of a kind, and there are no two items exactly alike.  If you see anything that you like, please feel free to email me and together we can work on a great piece of gourd art for you.

Much of what you see on this website that shows as available IS available for purchase with the exception, of course, those items that are listed as ALL GONE.   And I have gourds that are not listed simply because I haven't had time yet to add them.

If you see something that you like that is gone, I can create something similar if you so desire.   Just let me know what you like and what you are interested in.  Each of my gourds are one of a kind, signed and dated on the bottom.

I hope you enjoy looking thru these pages of my gourds and crafts.   I have about 150 available gourds in stock and some may not be shown on this website.  If you see anything that interests you, or would like to know what else I have, or just have a question, please email me at

And thank you for visiting my website !

Wado !