I am so excited. This is the first gourd I have painted from the new gourds I just brought home from Pumpkin Hollow Farm in Arkansas. See the post below for pictures. It is a huge beautiful gourd that is thick and smooth and this is what I saw it becoming. It is the first gourd I have painted in this style. It reminds me of the old nesting cup dolls. I am very happy with the outcome. Next I am going to paint a huge lighted Easter Egg. My front porch is full of gourds of all shapes and I have tons of ideas. www.jennifergoode.etsy.com to see what becomes of them.