Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Feature: The Art of Joy



1. Tell us about you and your shop.

My name is Joy Charde and my shop is TheArtOfJoy.etsy.com. Currently, I reside with my family in the freezing cold Upstate New York (I say "currently" because I'm hoping to convince my husband to move somewhere warm in the future).


My husband and I have a little roly-poly guy who is turning one this coming January.


I work full time at a public library... so between work, baby and my etsy shop, I stay pretty busy. I'm still trying to find that balance in all the things happening in my life - no luck yet, but I'm hopeful!

2. How did you get started in your craft?
Well, I've been doodling forever (I used to get in so much trouble for it during school), but I switched to painting in 2004 - www.art.joycharde.com. After the baby was born, I decided to hang up my brushes and put away my toxic paints and get back to my doodles.

3. What tool can you not live without?

My favorite tool right now is my paper punch! I was cutting out all of my stickers before and that took years! Now with my paper punch, life has a new meaning...

4. What inspires you?

My husband is a wonderful source of inspiration! He is always giving me ideas on what item would be great for my shop, etc.


Also, I love typography! For some reason, words written in a certain way gives me that "Wow" feeling.

5. Name one favorite item from your store.




My favorite item right now is my "Many Thanks Mini Cards."

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Holly by Gollie said...

Joy,
You have such cute things. And your little guy is darling.

TRush said...

Yeah! Love it Joy. We're in South Texas and it's not at all warm here either.

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Jamie said...

I adore Joy's work (and her little guy, Jude, too!). I don't know how she managed to pick just one favorite item from her shop- I have so many of them!

Aletha J. Williams said...

Great interview! I love your work!