Allow me to introduce the incredibly creative Joi!!One of the most amazing things about being an actress is the truly artistic souls you will meet on your journey.
It is closing weekend for Hair,and before I leave the lovely Age Of Aquarius,I wanted to share is this beautiful artist. Not only is she an amazing singer/dancer/actress (a true triple threat!),but just look at the goodies she creates!I need your help today ,please leave a comment and help me convince Joi to join in on our blogging fun. Believe me her site would be truly amazing,so lurkers,nows the time to de-lurk!
This vintage vanity case was inherited from her Grandmother and hand-painted by Joi. Do you see the self-portrait on it? Joi grew up with a tight circle of crafting women around her. Her mother ,aunts ,grandmother ,and great aunts ,were always creating. She would visit a relatives home and in each room there would be a female creating,whether embroidery,crochet,or sewing,this was her early environment.
Her mother introduced her early on to the work of painter and collage artist Romare Bearden
and the painter Jacob Lawrence.
Can you tell how this early immersion came home to roost?
Joi is also the casts ,resident body artist. She fills the role of face-painter for for her church festivals too,and is just as versed in the Jurassic period and Cinderellas castle...
as she is in the herbal art.
The day she showed up at the theatre in these hand-painted boots was when I knew I had to share her with you!
Just look at these embellished Candys! A favorite "creative Joi story" features a special watch she wore to rehearsals. She had a vintage face that lost its band,so she simply added an old vintage tie wound about her wrist,quite artfully.Oh,and she sews too!
Wouldn't you read an arty crafy blog authored by Joi? ...and guess what , shes just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside!!Please let her know!!!!!