"Turtle Pond" is a large gourd, with the inside decoupaged with brown paper.  The turtle shapes have been burned before having the shell area built up with Apoxie  Sculpt.  The shell has been painted black, and then covered with dyed egg shell mosaic.  There is also a large swirl over the other side of the gourd, made of Apoxie Sculpt, covered with crackle, and then coated with Gilder's Paste.  A large dragonfly has been painted inside the swirl design.  The rim of the gourd has been woven with reed and wool.