Hi, I'm Joy!
Thanks so much for visiting my mini painting
I can't tell you how much I enjoy this terrific
hobby, and I hope you share some of my enthusiasm!
Take a look around. Maybe you'll learn a
thing or two.
Want to chat?
Drop me a line.
I love to hear from fellow hobbyists!
ENTRANCE TO THE HOBBY OF MINIATURE
I started painting miniature figures
in Spring of 2008. A friend of mine started painting
them for our Dungeons & Dragons group, and I asked to borrow her paints and
have a go. She very generously obliged, and I liked it
so much that I bought my own paints. The rest, as they
say, is history.
I was born and raised an only child
on Long Island, NY, U.S.A. My mom was a high school
and my dad a welder. I graduated high school
valedictorian of a class of 400, and an all-state violinist.
I attended the
of William and Mary in Williamsburg,
VA, where I met my husband Dave, and obtained a B.S. and
M.S. in Computer Science.
I live now with my family in Virginia,
and work full time as a software developer at a Naval
research lab. I love my job, and I work with some
really fantastic people, who make even the stressful days
My husband, who is the most
handsome, wonderful man in the world, is a stay-at-home
dad to our two wonderful children, and a police scanning hobbyist.
Our children, Rebecca and John, are
always full of joyful surprises and manage to keep us on our
Our family cut the cable tv in 2010. We do subscribe to Netflix streaming, but we have no other television service.
I love never watching commercials. In fact, the only thing I really miss is live football (Go Redskins!).
I love to read, especially science fiction, Spiritual works by the Saints,
historical novels of the lives of the Saints, and classics, like Dickens, or Dostoyevsky.
What is most important to me:
- My Catholic
faith in my Lord Jesus Christ (Christi crux est mea
- My family
- I am an introvert, but not a very strong one. I'm like most people, more an "ambivert",
in the middle, blending one or the other, depending on the situation.
CAUSES I SUPPORT
Pro-Life Support for
Pregnant Women in Crisis
Help for the Homeless
Catholic Charities of Washington, D.C.
Cancer Research and
- Locks of Love (I
am a 3-time hair donor!),
Relay for Life