A painter’s palette can be any number of materials: cloth, canvas, wood, or in the case of Jedy Hodge, gourd.
“I started painting in 2005, but I didn't really have any background in painting," Jedy said. "It's just like a hobby.”
Jedy and her husband, Kris, always liked gourds, ever since Kris’s grandmother owned two gold-painted gourds. When Jedy first became interested in painting, she visited the state fair to get an idea of what was being done in gourd artwork.