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Today’s feature is sponsored by Joyeful Art. Joye is a super talented artist and a recent boutique owner. I’ve asked her to share a bit of her story along with some advice for handmade artists. I hope you enjoy her inspiring words. PS. Check out her giveaway below!
Being creative has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. My mother and both grandmothers made colorful quilts, hand made lace, and, of course, their own clothes. I would draw, paint, cook, and imagine all the Barbie clothes I could design in my play time. Music was also an extremely part of my life, playing the violin and piano through high school. Violin is still important and I play whenever I have time in chamber groups.
I ended up getting my Masters degree in Audiology and Deaf Education and worked in Audiology for 10 years before I decided to follow my passion and attend art school. I took numerous accredited classes at The Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and fellow in love with color and paint. I began to study watercolor and chose flowers as my steady subject. To this day, I integrate flowers somehow in my work, whether it is a portrait, fabric piece, or jewelry. Flowers are uplifting and hopeful, and that is how I am as a person — I try to always look at the bright side. I have painted since 1987 and sold in numerous venues. Last year, I decided to pursue the online world. I began my blog and started selling my fine art prints through my blog and jewelry and fabric pieces in my Etsy shop. I am also quite involved with my community here in Elkins Park, PA.
I am very proud of starting a large arts festival here called Arts in the Park. In fact, I was recently in a documentary that was showcased at the Kimmell about the Festival created. I also have recently opened a boutique here in Elkins Park that showcases my artwork and jewelry and I represent 25 local artists. My advice to someone who is thinking about opening a shop is go for it and only think of your endeavor positively. I think our attitude impacts our accomplishments. My struggle actually is juggling all that I do, having an online shop, blogging, running a business and doing my own work. Time management is extremely important. So live your dream, do what you love, dive in and just do it, it will fall into place.
Joye is graciously offering 10% off your order with discount code “SPRINGJOYE24”. She also has a 25% off sale on her Gladiolas Print [available on my blog].
The G I V E A W A Y: Visit Joye’s Etsy shop or blog shop and sign your name below with the item you find most inspiring. One randomly picked winner will win this super pretty brass locket with watercolor artwork [shown above]. I’ll pick the winner early next week. xoxo
I like the Pewter and Silver Round Art Necklace! Absolutely fabulous!
Absolutely beautiful! I also love the bubble gum child’s necklace – so cute!
My favorite item from the Etsy shop is Pewter and Silver Watercolor Pendant Neckace. I absolutely LOVE the colors, they immediately called out to me. Beautiful works, stunning!!!
The bubblegum child’s necklace is so creative and adorable!
I find the locket itself very inspiring. It reminds me of my Grandma who passed away a year ago. She loved art and pastels. She also gave me a locket when I was a young girl. :)
She is SO talented!!! I really love this one:: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62288495/brass-locket-with-floral-artwork
It’s great to see another Philadelphian crafter/artist! Joye is so close I may have to go and check out her boutique. :-) Her watercolor note cards look great!
Her work is beautiful! I love the watercolor gift cards.
I love the Margate Bay canvas. What a beautifully relaxing piece. My cousin lives in Elkins Park as well. =) Thanks for the give-away!
I think the Pewter & Silver Watercolor pendant necklace is BEAUTIFUL. :)
I like the pewter and silver watercolor pendant.
I love the Brass Locket with Floral Artwork! It’s so pretty!
Love the blank notecards!
Love the breakfast lilacs picture.
any of the handpainted cards – there is no such thing as too much stationary! and those would be saved for the very specialest of occasions :-)
i like the pewter & silver watercolor pendant necklace!
I love the hand-painted cards! They’re gorgeous!
I like the Sailing Home painting found on her blog!
Love the pewter and silver round pendant w/the hibiscus. Her necklaces are so sweet – such a fun way to bring a little color and unexpected drama to any outfit!
I love the Margate Bay painting. The colors are beautiful!
Love her jewelry. The pewter and silver watercolor pendant necklace is one of my favorites.
Thanks for the chance.
I love all the Brass Lockets with Artwork on them. They have such a vintage feel and would match so many things. Beautiful!!
I would looooove this! My business banner needs help!
The pewter and watercolor necklace is stunning! What a great giveaway! Blessings
I love the BUBBLEGUM CHILD’S NECKLACE! So adorable!
The bubble gum child’s necklace is so great! Any little girl wearing one of those would look absolutely precious :]
I actually really love her watercolor notecards. I’m making homemade postcards this afternoon, so maybe that’s why they drew me like they did.
Thanks for this giveaway.
i really like the floral brass locket; it would be fun for spring. : )
Oooh, I love her Misty Morning watercolor painting. I’d like to hang that in my bedroom and the redecorate around it :)
The floral brass locket is my favorite in the Etsy shop, but I’m absolutely IN LOVE with the Iris Watercolor Painting!!!
Wow! Her artwork is so beautiful! If I had to pick one, my favorite would be her watercolor “Misty Morning”
i’m crazy about the floral lockets in her shop. great of you to introduce her to us :)
I really love the floral brass lockets so much!