My awareness of all this about color, really kicked into overdrive when I went to France. Realizing I couldn’t take EVERY tube of paint in the studio with me, I whittled it down to just six colors!
Since returning five years ago, I’ve written several books to help artists with their own artistic journeys. I hope you will be inspired by these.
Joy’s Garden Series Books
Enhance your own artist journey with stories, paintings, and dreams. Book 1, Embrace the Mountain, will show you how I used my greatest difficulties to catapult my creative endeavors. A life-threatening assault in my studio as a young artist, as it turned out, gave me my greatest motivation to create peace. READ MY STORY AND BE INSPIRED>
Discover how the unfinished things in life, dreams, and special people ~ all have pieces of the purpose of our artist journey. Book 2, Mystery of Two Sisters, will show you how I discovered mine in clues found in sketches, fabrics, and conversations with my mother. READ MYSTERY OF TWO SISTERS & DISCOVER YOUR ARTISTIC PURPOSE>
Artistry is a gift that ripens and matures in it’s own time. Book 3, Goddess Stepping Out, gently encourages the goddess within you to take her first steps out. See how gingerly I took mine. And be encouraged to take your own bold moves. READ GODDESS STEPPING OUT>
Try out my creativSOUP method for yourself. CreativSOUP for General Flow gives you creative cues, prompts, coloring pages, and easy drawing recipes to enhance your creativity. ORDER ON AMAZON>
Creativity is a sacred relationship that can be magnified profoundly. Joy’s Garden Journals give you exquisitely illustrated blank journals, with creativity nourishing poems, and sacred space to grow you own joyful garden of inspiration. 8 different art covers with matching poetry are available. SELECT YOURS HERE>