Margaret Joyce

I have always been driven to make things and I love to create beautiful things that are connected to Spirit. I believe that objects that are handmade, with intention can, and are, imbued with the energy and intentions of their maker. For me, there is a wonder and excitement in creating something that didn’t exit the day before. I enjoy working in a variety of mediums.

For many years colored pencil was my medium of choice. I have been juried into two International Color Pencil Society shows and have works published in Best of Colored Pencil #2 and #4. Many of the colored pencil pieces are now in private collections.

One of my primary art forms is the egg. Using real eggs, painted, filled with affirmations and blessings and set with gemstones, crystals and rhinestones. They are my take on Faberge Eggs which inspired them.

Currently, I am exploring fiber and different felting methods as well. Creating fiber sculptures of figures, animals, and fantasy creatures by a method called needle felting, sculpting un-spun wool with a single needle, and making hats, headbands and other items by wet felting, a manipulation of fibers with soapy water.

I create CD’s of my singing bowls, cards, prints, and jewelry as well as the eggs and felting.

My husband, artist and designer, Raphael Schnepf, and I live outside of Portland, Oregon and have a lovely studio attached to our home, where everyday opens to new possibilities and inspiration.

Life is Sweet.

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