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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

Color Of the Year 2011: Chirpy, Perky, Gutsy, And Simply Fantabulous!
Every year, before the month of December ends, a select group of fashion professionals presents their color palette to a company called Pantone. Pantone is the ultimate global authority on color trends. Pantone selects one carefully considered color to be presented to the entire worldwide fashion industry, and thus dubs…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Jun 24, 2011  
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Color Trends 2011: Newest Color Directions In Fashion And Interior Design
I honestly don’t know how the color forecasters determine color trends, but they all seem to be in accord with one another. The color trends for 2011 are diverse, a little bit retro, and quite yummy gorgeous! As a designer, I rely almost entirely on my instincts to know what’s…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Jun 23, 2011  
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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 know how to paint a wall, far less the entire room. What do you do? In this article, I will outline how to paint a wall, using water base latex paint…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   May 29, 2011  
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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 you that is just wacky to get out. Do you have any good ideas about how you're going to wake up that sleepy genius and jump start a flow of creative…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Visual Graphic Arts   Apr 27, 2011  
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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 in every situation. Love bomb everybody, your children, your neighbors, Mr. Grouchy at the corner grocery store and Ms. Snippet at the bank. See how it transforms them. Love bomb…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Apr 24, 2011  
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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, soft looking object, curl up and read a good book? You have lots of company. Bean bag chairs deliver the goods. For a relatively inexpensive piece of furniture, you are receiving…
By:  in  Shopping and Product Reviews   Apr 17, 2011  
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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.…