Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Feature

Today's Friday Feature is not from any of my Etsy teams but someone who is a former co-worker. Someone that I had no idea was an artist. So what a wonderful surprise it was for me to find her art.  Today's feature is for Edith Thompson....Edie to me! We both worked for the Md Department of Natural Resources together in now what seems to be many moons ago. She was a wildlife biologist there. Edie has a very long history of working and volunteering for the benefit of preserving our natural resources. Now listen to would think she's an old woman but she's not! LOL

As you go through Edie's work you can feel her love for nature in her illustrations and watercolors of wildlife. In fact, wildlife, nature and landscapes are her specialty! She does portraits as well. There's an awesome pen and ink of  Hendrix on her website. She works primarily in pen and ink and watercolor and has had her technical illustrations of wildlife published in a number of technical publications and educational materials.

According to her bio she went to studied illustration and design in college...who knew?  It paid off because her work is beautiful. She had a creative way for funding her college. She used her art to pay her way , painting & designing wall murals on tile.

 Her website is:  She is a member of Artists for a Cure and a portion of her proceeds go to the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation (  What a wonderful thing to do!  I read a little about Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma on her website. It's a very rare cancer that involves the head and neck.

She also sells at  So you can have a beautiful piece of art and contribute to helping find a cure too. I would say that's quite a deal! :)


Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Your friend, Edie sounds like a wonderful gal. Very gracious of her to donate a portion of her monies from selling her art to a good cause.
Thanks for sharing her with us Joann:)

The Moonlit Stitch said...

What talent! I love the owl sketch. Looking forward to cking out Edie's work. ~*~ Lisa

Lee said...

Great feature, Joann. I am off to enjoy more of her work at her website. Thanks for sharing Edie's Art!

Lisa said...

Wow, isn't it amazing what talents people have!! Wonderful work!!

Anonymous said...

Haha--somedays, I feel kinda old...Thank you so much, Joann, and everyone! We always welcome more artists in the ACC Artists for a Cure Gallery. If anyone's interested, please let me know. We are small, but we hope to grow! We are hoping to do an event in the Washington DC area or perhaps in the Boston area with music and art to raise money for research to provide better therapies--and hopefully one day a cure--for this rare cancer. Love the blog!

readingsully2 said...

Beautiful art work. :)

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