Joan is probably best known as "The Pop-up Lady" as she has written a number of children's books about making pop-up cards and crafts with boxes.
However, she has also been drawing in personal journals for thirty-two years. Her drawings come from within and reflect inner feelings and thoughts. Over the years, some of the drawings have developed into paintings, prints, collages and cards.
Her drawings have been published in several magazines and her work has been in a number of shows.
Her books have been translated into French, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Korean and Japanese.
Joan is also a part-time teacher of young children in an elementary school.
Her work reflects whimsy, spontaneity and thoughtfulness. She is interested in the underlying energy of people and situations.
Children's activity book
published by Dover
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