27 January 2012

In Studio Photo Shoot - Daylight

Hand Painted Silk Purple Peacock Feather Ruana
I continue to apply myself to taking better photos. Here is my latest attempt, these were shot indoors in natural light. This is a preview of Joy's Late Winter Collection. These will shortly be listed for sale in my Etsy store. If you would like to reserve one of these beauties for your very own or commission something special,  please leave a comment.
Peacock Feather Silk Ruana
Available for purchase at Etsy

The beauty of the ruana style is its versatility. Wear it full length for special occasions over a black dress or pants suit for its full dramatic effect OR gather it and drape it around your neck for everyday comfort in cool weather.
Tobacco, Bronze, Magenta, Silver Ruana
Now Available for Sale at Etsy
Depending on how you drape or tie the ruana you can highlight the various colors in a different way each time you wear it. A ruana can also be folded in half and worn like a shawl.

Tangerine Ruana - SOLD

Thanks to my friend and neighbor Brian Devin for his assistance setting up the shoot. 

16 January 2012

Coffee break with Joy - Monday Monday

Today is the official re-start Monday 2012, we've got our yoga groove on in an efficient 20 minutes, and now I can smell the fresh ground darkness of Noble Daydream in our sturdy 2cup press as I listen to the bubbles from my Capreso boiler. 
Enjoy a scenic daydream along waterways of Den Haag, where todays live version of  "Touch" at last year's Rewire Festival was recorded.

Thanks to Matt Sullivan contributing writer at Altered Zones.

08 January 2012

Designing for an Earth Day Event

Joy Hand Painted Silk is participating with The Artisan Group (TAG) on a special Earth Day Event this April!  TAG has teamed up with a celebrity public relations firm for this years Earth Day Celebration and Joy Hand Painted Silk is presenting a specially designed "Earthsong Scarflette" that will be given directly to some of the worlds biggest trendsetters on Earth Day 2012.  We are tickled pink about introducing our eco-couture fashion accessories to these stars and their families!
Silk & Jewelry combine for new Earth Day gift item.
Reserve your Earthsong Scarflette today!  Find out more about Earth Day activities in your community!  Right now I am busy designing and prototyping a brand new accessory that will be gifted to some of Hollywood's environmentally conscious celebrities including Jeremy Piven, Tom Hanks, Bill Maher, Adrian Grenier, Kate Bosworth, P!nk, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dave Matthews, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Daryl Hannah, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Orlando Bloom, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Hartnett, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Silverstone, Courteney Cox, Cameron Diaz, KT Tunstall, Mark Ruffalo, and Edward Norton.
The Earth is a Gift
Together, our most talented and successful women can fast-forward the green economy. To that end, Joy Hand Painted Silk is very pleased to raise awareness of low-impact eco-couture manufacturing in this years Earth Day event! Joy Hand Painted Silk is an artisan accessories design shop in Ashland, Oregon, producing limited edition fashion accessories by hand (as opposed to commercial manufacturing processes). Joy Hand Painted Silk is proud to contribute in small yet meaningful ways to a greener planet. Women and the Green Economy (WAGE) launched at the UNFCCC 16th Conference of the Parties in Cancun, Mexico in December, 2010, the WAGE® Campaign is actively creating a road map for women to aggregate their power and promote their leadership in creating a sustainable green economy and mitigating climate change. Earth Day Network created WAGE® in view of the following facts:
  • Women constitute more than half of the world’s population
  • Women make 85 percent of all consumer choices
  • Women are rising to key positions of power
  • Women can lead the way to a sustainable green economy