I met Joanell many years ago in a week-long workshop at Asilomar. Among all of the class members, Joanell and I clicked and our friendship has only gained momentum over the years. I love Joanell’s outlook on life and how well she handles what is dealt to her. Her fortitude and perseverance make me feel like a bit of a whiner.
Joanell’s story quilts are the most wonderful works of art. They will usually make you smile but for sure will have you pondering the message within. Her self-portrait “ideal” block is just an example of how her mind grasps a subject with her own brand of humor. You can view her wonderful work here: http://www.joanell.com.
Her secret desire, says Joanell, is to “live in a really urban setting – like NY or Paris – with the money that is needed to live the life style. Or take flying lessons. Or be prepared.”
Now you know why I like her so much.