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August Artist:
Angela Rainstar

The Nest Art Studio, Yucca Valley

Featured artist for August is Angela Rainstar. Angela became a gourd artist in 2012 after a family friend gifted her with wood burning tools and a bag of gourds. They sat in a corner for about a year waiting to be transformed. Her first projects took nature themes, "Dragonfly" and "A Garden of Angels."

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"Gourds are a gift from our Creator that have a life and spirit of their own," says Angela. "They speak to my heart and inspire me to create what they wish to become."

Having had her imagination captured by those first two works, Angela became a prolific and award-winning gourd artist, having studied under master artist Pam Redhawk.

She lives in Yucca Valley on the Mesa with her husband Robert and their dog Milo.

The gallery is open Wednesdays from 10 to 2 and on Saturdays and
Sundays from 11 to 3.