Joyful Artist Studio Sponsors Kinston Fall Craft Series

We are almost ready for kickoff of the fall craft series. It is now official – the studio relocated to Kinston, North Carolina thanks to smART Kinston.  I’ve been here unpacking and organizing for about a month. Now it’s time to plan the events and get going!

It all begins this month with a fall craft series!

Even if you have never painted or crafted come join us – it is an easy project and you will have fun. I guarantee it.

I am excited to join with Lovick’s Cafe, a 75 year old Kinston business, for this fall craft series on Mondays. This month will be the first of three seasonal crafting sessions. This month we will make fall candle holder centerpieces. And believe me when I say that anyone can do this project! You can even do it without painting.

Put the fall craft series on your calendar. It begins Monday, September 26th at 10:30 (stay for lunch) or come later at 7 pm (only this group gets to use glitter). Feedback on days and times and times is appreciated.

Give me a call or drop an email if you are coming. I need to get enough candles and cork bottoms. Check the Facebook Page for more sample pics.

For something fun, I will be crafting over at Lovick’s this week getting some ready to go.  Stop by and introduce yourself and check on the progress of the samples. Who knows? I may even do a live Facebook session from there.

See you soon for the fall craft series in Kinston!

I am imagining a combination of these for the project:




Update on September Crafting

Here’s the finished product!


We think it came out great! Based on some Pinterest perusal and putting different project ideas together our September crafting session was a centerpiece not just a candleholder. They had nice cork bases which I have not yet found in this area.

October Crafting Event

Again based on a few Pinterest ideas combined, we will be painting on October 24th at 10:30 Simple. Elegant.  Gold on one color background (or white for that super-elegant clean appearance). And our subject will be leaves or a leaf like those below. Again, for the non-painters there is an option of painting the leaf and attaching it to the canvas rather than painting it.