Welcome to Joy's Garden!
My Pond, Really!
It's been my dream for a long time, to have this pond of my own where we can share ideas, inspiration about art, life, and creative projects. So here it is! Welcome to my pond.
Check out Today's Inspirations
Design & Decor
My Silver Lining painting goes beautifully with On a Morning Pond duvet cover and matching pillows.
It’s called Unfettered Desires! Color, COLOR, Vibrant Beautiful Color! I can’t wait to make this duvet cover with my Unfettered Desires fabrics! Get my patterns and everything you need to customize your own.
Painting plein air on the coastal marsh near my home, soothes and restores me. Especially when the world gets so wacky, just looking at the painting brings me back to center.
Dorothy Fagan's Watercolor Sketchbook
Dorothy carries a watercolor sketchbook everywhere! In this series, you'll see Tuscany, Lucca, Venice, Cortona, Assisi, Sorrento, Positano, Cinque Terre, Florence, Siena, Volterra and VIRGINIA!
La Dolce Vita
My dream was to absorb the Tuscan lifestyle into my art and life. When we arrived, Danilo’s son Lorenzo asked if we would like an American Mr. Coffee maker for our apartment. “Oh, no! We wish to absorb the Italian way!”
And thus we began learning to brew Italian coffee with the Biggeletto pot.Read More
on the Easel
Last fall we visited an arboretum in Philadelphia with my brother and sister in law. I became fascinated with the sunken garden. One quadrant was filled with magical, six feet tall blooms.
Swaying in the light autumn breeze, they arched their long necks to and fro. Pale pink flowers and long arching fronds spilled everywhere!Read More
Oh My! COLOR!
I love these colors!
These 5 watercolors take me right back to that precious afternoon with my friend Sally.
We sat out on the riverfront in Tappahannock and painted watercolors.
Such a sweet memory to warm me on this cold January afternoon!Read More