Before I started painting gourds, I never was 100 percent happy with anything I painted. Now it seems difficult to make one I don't like. Even if they don't come out the way I envision them, I'm always pleased with the end result.
The most wonderful aspect of Julia Emilo's gourds is their expression. Whether a snooty sommelier, a hapless fisherman, or a happy gardener, Julia's gourds assert themselves with their own unique personalities, and every one is different.