Kate Ladd “Drowning in Words”

“Drowning in Words” Kate Ladd Acrylic and Mixed Media Collage The first thing I thought about in reading Kate Ladd’s title, “Drowning in Word” is that music can take the place of words.  Yet as I looked closely in the collage there are pages from old songbooks as well as from an old dictionary mixed […]

Larry Favorite “Turquoise & Ironwood Vase”

Turquoise and Ironwood Vase Larry Favorite Just one of the exquisite wooden vases by our newest artist, Larry Favorite.  This one is intricately inlaid with turquoise and has an undulating curvy shape. There is a sense of inner peace emanating from this vase. so it’s not surprising that Larry says about his work “I derive […]

AlexSandra Lett “Timeless Recipes & Remedies” Book

  “Timeless Recipes & Remedies: Country Cooking, Customs, and Curses” by AlexSandra Lett Book AlexSandra Lett’s third book, Timeless Recipes & Remedies, Country Cooking, Customs, and Cures, captures the enticing aromas and delicious flavors of favorites ranging from hard-to-find recipes from a country kitchen in the 1920s to modern culinary creations. The book also explores common […]

ZamBamBoogee CD of Original Music

ZamBamBooGee Music CD Should have put this CD by ZamBamBooGee up for National Dance Day last Saturday because it is THE best dance music.  Also, music for your intellect and fun-loving spirits.  Susanne Saunders mellow yet gritty voice is heard throughout along with Joey Howell who solos as well as harmonizes and plays amazing guitar.  Bruce Saunders […]

Florence Johnson “Windows”

“Windows” Florence Johnson Watercolor A new style using the same materials, “Windows,” comes from Florence Johnson’s prolific and vast creative reserve.  Most likely this is a scene from one of her international travels.  Can you guess where?  The media is watercolor with India ink. ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel […]

Jewelsong “Everything Real” CD

“Everything Real” Jewelsong cd We so love Jewelsong here at the Joyful Jewel!  There is nothing so refreshing and deeply inspiring as their music.  Most of their music is originals and certainly is the case with this cd, “Everything is Real. Jewelsong is Farrunnissa Lila Rosa, Sofianna Sue-Anne Solem, Marilyn Grubbs and Betsy Bickel. The […]

Anna Kurtz Necklaces and Earrings

Inlaid Necklaces & Jewelry Anna Kurtz Ironwood, Sterling Silver, Turquoise Here is a lovely new selection of truly exquisite jewelry from Anna Kurtz.  She has carved and hand cut intricate shapes of flowers, dragonflies, ginkgo leaves,  and more out of Sterling Silver or Turquoise and polished them to a mirror finish. And then meticulously inlaid […]

Kathleen Hannan & Friends “Seen & Unseen” CD

“Seen & Unseen: Songs from the Light of Midlife” by Kathleen Hannan & Friends cd A favorite cd of many Joyful Jewel patrons — and includes some of them singing with Kathleen Hannan as in “& Friends”!  Kathleen’s voice and the power of these timeless lyrics illuminate more than the title “Songs from the Light […]

Vangi Cathcart “Bamboo in Two Paintings”

Bamboo in two paintings by Vangi Cathcart Sumi-e Watercolor A common subject in Vangi Cathcart’s specialty of Sumi-e painting, Bamboo stands for Summer and symbolizes strength and flexibility.  Bamboo is so strong and flexible that it can blow over in the wind and spring back up when the storm has passed.  These qualities are ones […]

Jody Jameson “Orbit” Necklace

“Orbit” Jody Jameson Woven necklace of glass beads, metal and 2 plastic beads $65 Jody Jameson likes to give her jewelry great names — this one is “Orbit” — perfect!  About her work, Jody says:  I am inspired by colors in nature, the grey skies of winter, the sunsets in the fall and vivid flowers […]