Friday, March 16, 2007

Meet the Amazing Joi !!!

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!!!!!

21 comments:

Rebecca said...

Joi! Please start a blog. Not only to share your wonderful works of heart but also to meet all the fabulous people out there in the blogosphere. True friends are to be found!

Cheers!
Rebecca

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

Joi - Your work is beautiful! I especially love the handpainted vanity and boots. You need to blog about your beautiful work and share it with the world and then you need to sell it on etsy.com, so I can buy some!

thanks jungle dream pagoda for introducing Joi.

Karen Beth said...

Joi - Here is some incentive. Dependant on your shoe size, I have a vintage pair of wooden wedge Candies that are YOURS if you will start a blog and post how you decorate them on the blog. That would be fab! I would love love love to see it! We need more creative people in this world who share their light with everyone.

Chanting now.... "Blog, Blog, BLOG, BLOG!!!"

xo,

Karen Beth :)

Petula Darling said...

I'd read her blog!
Those paintings are amazing.

Jane said...

Ditto! If your stuff is this cool...I want to see your decorating! Just jump in!

Mim Smith Faro said...

I'm a newish readre at the jungle dream pagoda but I can tell that I would also enjoy a blog by the ubertalented Joi! Come one Joi. Join the madness.

stilettoheights said...

Joi please start a blog, your talent is amazing, I know I would haunt your blog on a regular basis!!

cruststation said...

This is so sweet of you to mention your friend Joi, she seems a wonderful fun person just like you! I would love for Joi to share her creativity here. Blogging is much more rewarding than most of us had envisaged, so come join in the fun!

Vanessa said...

She must join us!!!!! She is totally amazing!!!!!!!I am serious.. She is fab.. At the very least she should be a worldwide sought after body painting artist to every star-video makers-etc.....Don't you think???

You are a precious woman. You are kind, and generous with your time and true. All those reasons, I come here to say, LOVE YOU LADY!!!!! You are a sweetie pie!!!! Oh, yes bitter sweet!! Celebrate with your munchkins!!! Put on costumes after the last show, at home, and play "I like to go out and paaaarty, and have a good time..."

Peta said...

Joi, I LOVE those boots! And the suitcase is to die for!
Lisa-Gabrielle, it must of been fun perving on some of those cute guys. The blond in the middle with the headband is particularly delish :)

Timothy Hogan said...

When People ask me about my 15 years touring with Broadway shows some with "STARS" the better tours without, what are my finest memories of all that time on the road? Easy, casual sex with strangers all over the world. But my second favorite, and much longer lasting thing is the beautiful, odd, wonderfull, eccentric, eclectic, creative, crazy, unique, kind and loving people of the Theatre. 15 years on the road and I was NEVER homesick...sorry, Mom.

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

What a pure Joi!! I love her style, her flair, her rainbow of colors!!! I agree, she must blog!!

AnastasiaC said...

how wonderful to work with such creative people like Joi...love that bag and her boots are too cool!!! Im looking around at my colleagues..haha us bean counters (Accountants) can have fun too...we try...

mosaic queen said...

Miss Joi!!!!! You are one creative soul and you should share that creativity with the world! Those boots are to die for!!!! I want some really bad!!! So, get your booty in gear and get yourself a blog and an etsy shop. Until then,
Peace out! :-)

dancerchic said...

Hello Out There!

Just wanted to say thank you all for all the wonderful responses! I am truly beaming that people love my work! I can't wait to get started with my own blog/website. A special thank-you to Lisa G. for putting me on her site. I know that this took some time. This has truly made my day and gives me the push to continue doing what I love to do...


Love,
Joi (Skydancer)

amanda button said...

Wonderful Joi!!!! A lovely name for a wonderful person who ought to be blogging :)

Anonymous said...

Those boots are awesome. She should sell them!

Heidi
aka spiritual knitter

tatjana said...

Oh yes! Please please do blog! Joi, your craftings are so vibrant and beautiful and just FUN! So you have to come join all us crazies, we're really nice, I swear ;)

And you all look gorgeous in the cast picture, it has been so long since I've seen Hair and I love it. Just last week I was running around the house singing Donna :) Thank you darling for another lovely post, and hopefully a new blogging friend! *hugs*

kimberly sherrod said...

DO IT JOI!!!!!!! It's fun and helps you grow as an artist! You could even sell your designs over at Etsy! Just try it! Typepad is great and has a free 30 day trial!

Stephanie said...

Oh my yes! What a treat that would be! Joi, all of your work is amazing!

Please share!!

thanks jungle dream pagoda!!

alexgirl said...

Awesome. This Joi woman is mucho talented!
And, ps- I love HAIR.

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