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By Becky Christofferson
Pine Bluffs Post 

Gourds are local artist's medium of choice


Becky Christofferson/Pine Bluffs Post

Local artist Pat Clason has turned ordinary vegetables like these gourds into unique works of art that also serve as a source of extra income.

Most hobbies are a great outlet for people to relax and reduce stress and if one is really lucky, a hobby can turn into something more than just something to do. For Pine Bluffs resident, Pat Clason, her hobby has brought much joy, but also some extra income as well.

Clason, who didn't consider herself an artist when she began, makes unique creations from a distinctive medium. Clason's medium of choice – gourds. Yes, the plant that includes the family of cucumbers, melons, squashes and pumpkins. Before trying her hand at painting gourds, she did some painting of gift tags and hanging plaq...

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