Welcome Glenna! Please tell us a bit about yourself!My name is Glenna Normyle. I am from Manchester, NH. I am owner of Glenna's Garden which is an ETSY shop specializing in my own art in various medias to vintage which is something I love to collect and sometimes share.
Glenna tells how she got started in her craft and art...
I was born an artist. I still have projects close to 50 years old now that I created. When I was young I was invited to be on a television show called Art Linkletter and you know what still to today I remember the green room and have vague memories of the actual show. I believe I showed my charcoal and pastels drawings of still life ~ driftwood and shells. I was so young then. I have dabbled in many art mediums and lots of crafts. I like to sew on a machine taught by Mother who was an accomplished seamstress, she made quilts, did needlepoint, dabbled in jewelry a bit, and was always keeping my brother, sisters and myself involved in arts and crafts. My Mother's mother, my dear Grandma, gave me a sewing basket close to 45 years ago and I still have it. I use it!
Has any one person influenced you?
Yes actually, my Father , who is an artist as well! I used to love to watch him paint and then look at all of his oil paintings! I do remember that.
Glenna finds her inspiration...
My inspiration to create pops out at me from no where it seems. I will be looking at something and then next thing I know I am creating something such as an ink drawing ACEO or designing jewelry and creating pieces. My Garden Tangles are an ongoing project that I love to do for meditation to relax and destress. They can be an ACEO, notecard or bookmark. I always keep one next to me on my desk so that when the moment is right I can use them to continue creating on from day to day until they are complete..
Three little know facts about Glenna...
~I have no college degree. I am self taught in the business world. Creating comes naturally to me.
~I was given private tennis instructions by Arthur Ashe in the early 1970's because he saw potential in me.
~I had a rare cancer in a muscle in 2006 which has left me with a permanent disability in my right hand and arm. It has made me a much stronger person today from within. I don't take anything for granted and life is too short to worry! Leave that up to God to do it for you! My favorite saying is Seize the Moment!
Finding Glenna on the internet...I can be found on the internet all in one place at www.soopsee.com/profile/gnormyle Glenna's Garden was created out of necessity for rehabilitation purposes. I needed to find a sense of purpose for being here after developing a myriad of medical problems especially as recently as in the last 5 years.
I am also published on the internet in this article www.hippopress.com/090903/cover.html Crafting Success By Heidi Masek Sept. 3, 2009
This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to Julie B!
Glenna's Garden's Giveaway...
The item I would like to donate fo a giveaway is going to be a custom Garden Tangle ACEO a miniature piece of art. The winner will have to notify me of one inital, letter of the alphabet, they would like me to use in a custom drawing for them. That is my speciality art. I look forward to creating a beautiful custom piece for someone soon. The winner will receive an ACEO similiar to this one!
|Garden Tangle ACEO|
To enter the giveaway...
To enter the giveaway please visit Glenna's Garden. Come back and let us know your favorite item! Please leave contact info so you can be notified if you win! Also, please leave the initial (letter) you would like used on your personalized ACEO if you are the winner.
For extra entries:
~Write a blog post about the giveaway, and leave a link to your blog.
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Good Luck! Drawing will be held, using Random.org, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at 6 PM!
Tomorrow, please join us as Glenna shares one of her favorite recipes!
Wishing you an AWEsome day!
The AWEteam of Etsy.