It began as the old, familiar story: Nice Jewish girl escapes to Paris where she paints, suffers, eats chocolate, refuses a Duke and becomes famous. Sadly, Joy had only enough money to get as far as Paris, Illinois. Naturally, that led to a career as a singing telegram and a private detective--DON'T ASK.
One fateful, waaay-too-early morning Joy met Leslie over a cappuccino. They partnered up, demonstrating their talents with multiple mediums; fabric art, reclaimed, weird antique pieces and objects d'art. Snappy patter and their unique brand of functional art brought them to be featured at DIY shows, network news, radio and print. Joy’s art is displayed at galleries and shows from Marin to San Diego. She has yet to get to Paris.
Leslie began her fine art studies attending High School art programs at age nine. (She has always been ahead of the crowd). Her mediums included oils, acrylics, pastels, pencils; any medium that made a smudge. As the founder of Wristy Business, her work appeared in interior designs throughout the Southwest. She has privately taught aspiring artists of all ages with her "Art 101" sessions. Combined with color, design and form she excels at creating remarkable one of a kind pieces from new materials, reinventing objects and repurposing vintage jewelry as new heirlooms. In her spare time, she is a certified bareboat skipper and certified sommelier.
We keep her pretty busy, though.