Welcome to the World of Glimpse

Where art, literature and theater meet.


South African-born artist Ellen Palestrant’s ethereal, multi-dimensional paintings invite viewers into her dream-like worlds.

Explore Your Creativity

A Hunch… or a Glimpse… can lead to unexpected possibilities!


For a literary, humorous and visual treat, enter The World of Glimpse, a make-believe and theatrical world of contagious rhythms, luminous color and vibrant landscapes.

Verseblurt Cafe

The creativity zone for collaboration and performance.

Recent Blog Posts


The amount of electric impulses sent out by each brain cell during a seemingly small activity is quite unfathomable to me. All I know is that it is a LOT! As we create, the light bulbs of our minds are wonderfully illuminated. Trillions of brain cells are deployed to keep our ideas generating.

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Bringing ideas to fruition requires that we remove ourselves from the ongoing demands of some responsibilities even if just for a while and move into what could be valuable nuggets in our minds waiting for our attention. To create without interruption, we have to shut ourselves off at times from the ongoing exterior noise.

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“An insight into the spirit and beautiful mind of author-artist Ellen Palestrant and her stunningly original collector coffee table art book The World of Glimpse … the full frontal sensory barrage is unlike anything I’ve encountered outside of Walt Disney’s Fantasia – yet this is a book!”

Oliver X, Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine

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