Carving and Sculpturing
Turtles & Frogs & Lizards 
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Left - Turtles after most of the carving is finished but before being painted. Finished gourd view below right.
These are four different views of the turtles sunning on a log including the unfinished (first photo) view of the turtles.

This gourd was created from several gourds.  The log is a piece of gourd that was cut to fit the large gourd.  The only other additions to the main gourd are the turtles that are egg gourds.  I used paper clay to do the legs and heads of the turtles.