The shape of an Apple Gourd makes it perfect to decorate for beginning artists. Ten projects include a 'Be My Valentine' gourd, fish and rooster adorned gourds, a gourd decorated with gift wrapper, and a 'Thinking of You' gourd with well-wishes written on it. There are many techniques presented. Through 178 color images and step-by-step directions you can use color, paper, common art supplies, and special effects as decorations. A gallery of finished projects will inspire your own creations.