Friday, October 30, 2009

HGTV Share My Craft

One of my favorite television channels is HGTV. So, it is quite the thrill to have my gourd creations on HGTV Share My Craft. Check me out. Go to and click on Crafts. Then, click on Share My Craft. In the Share My Craft search box, type "gourddiva" (that's me).

Gourd Jewelry Creation

Necklace, Alma, made of gourd, silver, pearls, and sterling silver Soft Flex wire. Chain: 25 inches. Pendant: 3 1/2 x 2 x 2 inches. 2006.

Neklace design by Sala Faruq. Photo by Sala Faruq. Copyright © 2006 by Sala Faruq. All rights reserved.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Testing Testing Testing

This is my first attempt at making a video. Of course, the topic is my gourd art. I thought I would preview it on my blog before making the leap to YouTube. I made it using Photoshop and Windows Movie Maker.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gourd Ring Creation

Ring, Every Girl Needs a Kryptonite Ring, made of gourd and green quartz. Measurements: 2 1/8 x 1 x 1 inches. Size: 9. 2007.

Ring design by Sala Faruq. Photo by Sala Faruq. Copyright © 2007 by Sala Faruq. All rights reserved.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New/Old News

I have been remiss in keeping everyone abreast of what has been happening with my art career. So, here is my update. New or old, it is still news.

New/Old News I
I was a judge for the California Gourd Society Gourd Art Competition at the 11th Annual International Gourd Art Festival, Fallbrook, CA, held on June 23 and 24, 2007.

New/Old News II
My work was featured at the Oceanside Public Library, Oceanside, CA, during Black History Month, February 2007. The pieces included Homage: Love Never Loses Its Way Home, a personal altar for my parents and Sister Sarah.

New/Old News III
At the California Gourd Society Art Competition, I received two second place ribbons. One was for Sister Sarah (Dolls/Human Figures) and the other one was for a ring design, Alice in Wonderland (Jewelry).

New/Old News IV
My article, The Gourdeous Path was published in "The Golden Gourd," Spring 2007, pages 1 and 3.