Hi, I’m Joy!

Hi, I’m Joy!

Artist & Weirdo & Lover of Polka Dots

  • Sewing & Quilting

    It all started when I was just six years old and my Grandma Thomas gave me some thread and scrap fabric to make “clothes” for little dolls I created from yarn. By the time I hit middle school, I was sewing clothes and other small things on my mom’s old Sears Kenmore.

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  • Mosaics

    Making mosaics isn’t all that different from quilting. It’s all about geometry and finding balance, playing with color, and making lots of cuts. Snip, snip, snip!

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  • Upcycling

    My favorite projects are ones that I can make out of discarded items. I love using my creativity to give stuff new life. Reduce, reuse, recycle!

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Peace, Love & Polka Dots

“My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. … Accumulation is the result of my obsession and that philosophy is the main theme of my art. Accumulation means the stars in the universe don’t exist by themselves nor does the earth exist by itself.”—Yayoi Kusama

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