There was art and art appreciation in my childhood home. Drawing, painting, and crafting were inherent to life! Until recently, I told myself that I had lost touch with this easy creativity in the years of my early adulthood. I now see those years as highly creative and full of meaning which informs my […]
Native and exotic woods are used in my penmaking. Each type of wood has a distinctive grain pattern . . . capturing these patterns is my objective. My goals is to offer a wide variety of pens . . . shapes, styles, and sizes. I use my imagination to visualize the pen. Then, at […]
I sign my pieces, “Mizpah Pottery.” Mizpah means “May God watch over you while we’re apart” and is inspired by my grandmother. Each piece also has a hidden cross. For my shell art, I have hand picked each shell from Atlantic Beach or Morehead City, NC, and they reflect life’s memories and moments. The turtle […]
In my art, I like to discover images in nature, particularly those that capture moments of intense texture, light, shadow, and reflection, and then think of different ways to combine them to create humor, personification, or just plain whimsy. I let the artwork develop as it begins with a photo, then a […]
Kathy Morgan studied fine arts at Wayne State University in Michigan. She says: Most of my drawings are inspired by nature, mostly animals and plants. I also enjoy drawing still life. I use mainly oil-based prisma color pencils . . . initially sketching lightly, then gently adding layer upon layer of color until the drawing […]
I make wheel thrown stoneware pottery. The pastel blue/green pieces are spray glazed with some different glazes. My inspiration comes from the colors of this local area and traditional forms. Some pieces are textured with sodium silicate that creates a contrast between a blue/green palette and brown. Belinda Hardin, Pottery
This year’s Vision & Voice, April 30, 2017 was so poignant, meaningful and fun! Here are the photos that Mary L. Barnard took. The event featured writers who wrote about pieces of art from the Joyful presenting their poems or stories alongside the artists who inspired them.
Nancy Taylor was able to make beautiful sculpy earrings despite her impairments with parkinson’s disease and rheumatoid artritis.
I like to work in series, and generally have two or more themes going at one time. Most of my work is colorful, painterly figures and still-life subjects. Currently I am focusing on a floral series and another of abstracted female figures. I do have card sets, and occasionally prints are available. Past series […]
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.