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Joan has created hundreds of printed fabrics for the Interior Design trade, and Home Furnishings accessories market. Her work has been featured in trade and shelter magazines, such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Textiles Today, and Interior Design Magazine, as well as in hard cover Interior Design books in the UK and France. Her printed mural panels have appeared as backdrops in feature films and indie movies.

Joan and her sister Karen, a designer of many disciplines, including Fashion and Interior Design, are the owners of Shopsicle, an upscale site for collectible home décor and state of the art accessories and gifts.

The designers have produced a collection of museum-quality limited edition Giclee prints, featuring a collection of Joan’s paintings and textile designs. The two sisters enjoy sharing their passion for interior design by helping to assist Shopsicle devotees with their own interior design projects. They provide valuable professional advice to benefit their customers and readers. The designers offer a free monthly newsletter that is literally brimming with tips and advice. All are welcome to visit both websites, and communicate by email. www.shopsicle.com

What Is Charisma? You Are Simply Irresistible.
Charisma is that certain je ne sais quoi that excites the senses. It's that compelling magnetic attraction that many of our most influential leaders possess. You're either born with it, or you develop it. Yes, you can learn social skills, communication skills, public speaking skills, the art of seduction and…
By:  in  Politics   Nov 03, 2012  
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I’m Hungry, What Should I Eat?
Do you remember a time, not so long ago, when your hunger was happily satisfied by diving into your refrigerator and pulling out an assortment of goodies that you felt completely safe eating? The food was of the variety you liked to eat and it was fresh and clean. You…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Oct 10, 2012  
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What Is a Genetically Modified Food?
And I thought it's not nice to fool Mother Nature. So what is a genetically modified food? Genetically modified food (also known as GMO) is food that has been produced by genetically changing or modifying an organism. The end result of this technology is the creation of plant and animal…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Sep 30, 2012  
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What Is Doodling? Hey, You There in the Back Row…
Are You Paying Attention? Doodling is my favorite pastime. My whole family doodles. The kids doodle. My friends doodle. We play silly doodle games whenever we get together. What is doodling exactly? It's a form of shorthand drawing, scribbling, if you prefer. Doodling is a very creative outlet for emotional…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Visual Graphic Arts   Sep 03, 2012  
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What Is In My Food?
Have you asked this question lately? What is in my food? There are times when paranoia can save your life, and the lives of your loved ones. This is one of them. Food purveyors have gone slightly mad, producing non-foods that now fill the supermarket shelves. Chronic diseases are on…
By:  in  Food and Drink   Sep 01, 2012  
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The Arts and Crafts Movement Socks It to Industry
Journalistic sensationalism aside, the sentiment of this modern day caption may very well have been a headline in 1860, when the Arts and Crafts Movement stepped up to offer a constructive antidote, a solution to the downside of the Industrial Revolution. I am writing about the Arts and Crafts Movement,…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment   Aug 07, 2012  
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The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe…Soooo Good!
Gooey, chewy, crunchy, munchy, crispy, lumpy, crumbly, cakey, or soft, there is nothing quite as good as a freshly baked cookie right out of the oven. I want to share with you Jacques Torres’ well guarded secret. Well, it was a secret until recently. For some reason, Torres has let…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Recipes   Aug 07, 2012  
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What Is a Paradigm Shift? Should I Worry?
A paradigm shift? Before we discuss what is shifting, let’s first address what a paradigm is. A paradigm is an idea, thought, or concept that serves as a mental pattern for our behavior. It is a set of assumptions or values, perceptions, and practices. And it is a way of…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Jul 14, 2012  
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Faux Painting Ideas - Combing
Applying an interesting texture on your walls is easy and it’s fun to do. You don’t always have to wallpaper the walls to arrive at a texture. You can achieve a rich, tactile, dimensional surface with only a tool and latex paint. Interior designers have been incorporating combed walls in…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Jun 23, 2012  
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Juggernauts: the Ultimate Bullies
The term “juggernaut” refers to any group of people, organization, or team capable of crushing any opposition. In other words, a juggernaut is a very powerful entity. In our corrupted world, a modern day juggernaut demands blind faith and obedience, to the exclusion of individual rights. It is not merciful…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Jun 19, 2012  
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Bean Bag Chairs Are Oh So Cozy, Comfy, and Snuggly
Can any piece of furniture be any more inviting? Now, don’t you just want to fall into that round,…
The Love Bomb Balm Will Heal Sore Emotions
Love is balm for scraped knees and hurt minds. You can never overuse this good medicine, and it is therapeutic…
How to Paint A Wall From Start to Finish
It’s spring. Your home needs freshening up. And you have decided to do the job yourself. But you don’t…
How to Wake the Sleeping Genius
Well, that would be YOU! That's right. I mean "you". There is a creative giant, a genius lurking inside…
The Story of Stuff...We Are Part Man, Part Packrat
Do you remember George Carlin’s classic routine on “stuff”? Carlin’s famous, good natured satire…
Faux Painting Ideas - Combing
Applying an interesting texture on your walls is easy and it’s fun to do. You don’t always have…
The Law of Attraction and Relationships Healed Through Deliberate Creation
“Be careful what you wish for because you just may get it” That statement is not just a clever saying,…
What Is a Genetically Modified Food?
And I thought it's not nice to fool Mother Nature. So what is a genetically modified food? Genetically…
The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe…Soooo Good!
Gooey, chewy, crunchy, munchy, crispy, lumpy, crumbly, cakey, or soft, there is nothing quite as good…
What Is Awesome to You?
We live in a world that is totally awesome. Now, how awesome is that? Even the word awesome is awesome.…