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Gourd Gets Five Minutes of Fame on Hawaii Five O TV Show

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Gourd Gets Five Minutes of Fame on Hawaii Five O TV Show

I live in Tucson, Arizona, and love Southwest petroglyph designs. I grow my own gourds and like to hand-paint them with Native American, African and Southwest tribal designs. This particular gourd had some spots that weren’t perfect, so I first painted it all black and then penciled this design on the gourd. I took a small wood carving tool and carved out the design. It was my first attempt at carving.

I was happy with the finished piece and, just for the fun of it, listed it on my Etsy shop, (

Whooeee! Much to my surprise, I got an email from a very sweet Hawaii Five-0 TV Production Assistant who wanted to buy my gourd as a prop for the set on their TV show! It was a rush order! She said they “needed it by Monday” (last week), so I boxed it up and shipped it off to Hawaii! It arrived on time and, the next day, they submitted a very nice "review" in my Etsy Shop for the gourd! I was ecstatic!

Since the design has a "Tiki Hut" look, I’m guessing it will appear in a future episode on Hawaii Five-0, as a prop for a restaurant, or perhaps a bar scene. Please let me know if you see it on their show. I'd hate to miss it!

I'm so happy that my humble little gourd will have earned its 5 minutes of glory!

Virginia Vivier
Designs at Esprit-Mystique dot com