On Sunday, October 30, 2011, I spent a delightful afternoon at an artists' open house co-hosted by Glenda Dietrich Moore, painter and illustrator (http://glendadietrich.com) , and Tamy Burnett, fiber artist. (http://www.etsy.com/shop/rockstaryarns).
Today I will introduce you to Glenda, my long-time friend. Her Flowers in Vase painting is my favorite piece of artwork in my Girl Cave: http://pasqueflowerponderings.blogspot.com/2011/05/girl-cave.html.
Glenda is a visual artist by training, and also an ordained pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She often combines her passion for art and spirituality in her paintings, and her work was recently featured on the cover of Imagine the arts ministry magazine of Imago Deo. Her Creation Energy series was one of my favorites.
Glenda also does incredible line drawings, still life floral paintings, and paintings of cats. (She has a Cat Rescue sticker prominently displayed on her front door.) And she illustrates books and teaches art classes to students of all ages in her studio.
The photos above show: 1)Glenda in her studio; 2) one of her works in process inspired by a trip to the Southwest; 3) a beautiful little landscape; 4) the cover art for Imagine magazine; and 5) two of the beautiful and inspiring note cards I purchased. I especially love the image of the women sheltering other women. Glenda and Tamy are coworkers at the University of Nebraska Center for Women and Gender Studies, and another one of Glenda's paintings of a young girl dancing is used in publicity photos for the Department. The dancing girl is also one of my daughter's favorite art prints.
On Wednesday I will introduce you to Tamy Burnett of Rock Star Yarns. I could do some serious Christmas shopping in her shop! In fact, I've already purchased a beautiful teal scarf for someone special on my Christmas list: http://www.etsy.com/listing/84336869/teal-fuzz-scarf.
LeAnn aka pasqueflower