I am pleased to announce a mini show of my work at the Hanover Area Art Guild, 32 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA 17340, just a block off the square for the month of May. Not only will I have my beadwork creations, but also my photography, oil paintings and stitched and felted fiber work as well. It was great fun putting together such an eclectic exhibit and had the added benefit of clearing out my studio for the new puppy that I am getting next week. He was born during the Olympics and his name is Apolo. He is the black and tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy on the left. His brother, the ruby on the right (Shaun, of course) goes elsewhere. My existing pair, Ben and Jerry, both Blenheim (that is red and white-see if you can pick them out in the above artwork), can only adapt to one new brother at a time. Joanne
After several scientific degrees, I rediscovered stitchery as an art form. I began with beads first to weight down fiber adornments then as a medium in their own right and have since moved into knitting and felting. Whether working with beads or wool, my primary artistic focus is color and color transitions as well as shaping sculptural forms. I have recently expanded into oil painting concentrating especially on my love of dogs. As with my fiber work, color is important and I often see and express more colors than are technically existent in the actual canine.