Maryphyllis Horn’s Art Reception

Maryphyllis Horn‘s Art Opening was February 3, 2017, in the them “Shamanic and Metaphorical Images” paintings that show Maryphyllis’s deep connection to animals and her exquisite skill in pastel drawing.  Included were award-winning art pieces. Here are some examples of the Maryphyllis Horn’s work as well as photographs from her reception:     Maryphyllis Horn, […]

Ron Thomas, Farm Scenes

He’s back at the Joyful Jewel, Ron Thomas, one of our favorites! These nostalgic watercolors are rural scenes with barns, familiar in our countrysides. Reminds me of happy times, lazy days of summer, peaceful with few cares. Thank you, Ron, for bringing those memories.

Ron Thomas, Painting

Ron Thomas, Painting   I am a retired graphic artist from the Baltimore/Annapolis area.  I studied with Fritz Briggs, Claude Croney, Skip Lawrence, and am an admirer of Andrew Wyeth.  My studio is in Cary, NC, and I try to do plein air painting when the weather cooperates.  I enjoy painting the NC landscape and […]

Gaines Steer, Writer

Gaines Steer, Writer A Story Worth Tellin’ Gaines Steer is a freelance writer who combines story telling and writer’s voices.  The memoir: A Story Worth Tellin’ took ten years to write.  It chronicles (in 100 chapters) the life and times of a benign “Chatham County Character . . .”   Gaines Steer, Writer

Beverly Milton, Origami Boxes & Peace Cranes

         My favorite classes always had something to do with art, and oriental art in particular.  So when my husband was asked by the National Academy of Science to study the after effects of radiation from the atomic bomb that fell on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I was very pleased. […]

Bonnie Franklin – Make-Up Remover Soap

I’ve fallen “in love” with soap! I just started using this new soap by Bonnie Franklin. I have loved her original Make-Up Removing soap with the bits of charcoal as it does such a nice job of removing in a gentle way that doesn’t bother my sensitive skin. I would not have thought to bring […]