Celebrating a Thasc Artist: Joyce Nielsen

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Joyce Nielsen
Joyce Nielsen

Doing this particular blog warmed my heart like no other. I am about to tell you about my experience with the woman who created the new banner above for our blog “Precious Art By Precious People.” Take a moment to enjoy its beauty.

When I phoned Joyce for an interview I had no idea she would even try to speak with me, as she is very shy when speaking about herself. I was lucky. Her Cerebral Palsy has left her paralyzed from birth and she only has use of her left side and left hand. She told me she didn’t like to speak because she didn’t think she could be understood. Luckily my sister Sara had been a speech pathologist her whole life and she taught me the one thing about her profession was always to have patience. So Joyce and I began our wonderful conversation.

Joyce was born in Ft. Lauderdale in the beautiful Sunshine State of Florida. She told me she has had a love of painting from the time she went to a school for the handicapped through the United Cerebral Palsy which gave her the opportunity to paint.

Her beloved art teacher taught her how to paint with her canvas upside down. She explained how your eyes see everything upside down first and then your brain turns it right side up. With the course of time drawing right side up became easier.

Midnight Beauty
Midnight Beauty

Her love of nature inspires her: flowers, landscapes, birds, and seascapes to name a few. Her artwork takes anywhere from one week to a few months just to do one painting. She told me she originally painted with oils and acrylics but that she really didn’t like it. When her beloved art teacher passed away, Joyce stopped painting for seven years.

Fortunately for the world, Joyce was gifted with a computer and she felt her calling for painting had come back. She found a program on the computer which taught her to paint with the computer as her canvas and as you can see from her Thasc greeting cards, the beauty of her work captures our souls.

20150209_190455I called Joyce this morning and left a message for her that I wanted to speak to her about the blog before it went to print. She called me right back. I told her that her Thasc pocket planner from 2015 “Look What Nature Can Do” sold out in November. She was astounded!!!

Pompano Beach Lighthouse by Joyce Nielsen
Pompano Light House

Her “Pompano Light House “ will be the 2016 pocket planner for Thasc. You can see more art by Joyce HERE.

The last thing she said to me today after I told her about her pocket planner selling out was “ I didn’t know I was so loved!” I told her “Joyce”, you are loved more than you know!!”

What an inspiring opportunity for me. The world thanks you, Joyce, and Thasc for bringing your art into our lives.

Please send your comments about Joyce to www.preciousartbypreciouspeople.org

See you Thursday!

-Maria

THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.
www.thasc.com

12 thoughts on “Celebrating a Thasc Artist: Joyce Nielsen

  1. thasc1 February 10, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    Joyce is wonderful to work with and an amazing artist.

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    • Maria February 11, 2015 / 12:16 am

      I can see just how incredible she is….and so personable.. She was wonderful to speak to and hear the excitement in her voice over her work and especially how much other people appreciate it. Thank you for writing!

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      • turtleebabe February 11, 2015 / 4:45 am

        thank u maria! 🙂

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    • turtleebabe February 11, 2015 / 4:37 am

      thasc is #1

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      • Maria February 11, 2015 / 1:12 pm

        So are you, Joyce!!!! Thank you!!!

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  2. Dana Burdick February 11, 2015 / 2:17 am

    Maria,
    Joyce sounds like a wonderful person. She is very talented and gifted, in her art. The paintings are beautiful. People don’t want to take the time to listen and understand, when some one is speaking. She should not worry about what other people say when she speaks. Because know words should be spoken, out of fear. People, need to have patients. She seems like she’s a wonderful person inside and out. Keep up the good work.

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    • turtleebabe February 11, 2015 / 4:42 am

      maria, u say the kindest things. thank u so much 🙂

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    • turtleebabe February 11, 2015 / 4:47 am

      thank u dana! 🙂

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    • Maria February 11, 2015 / 1:14 pm

      Dana, you are so right. Joyce is remarkable and incredibly talented. I have so much respect for her and her work!!! Thanks for acknowledging!!!

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  3. Maureen February 13, 2015 / 12:32 am

    Joyce is an inspiration to all. Her cards are so colorful and cheery.

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  4. Robert Bowman June 2, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    Not only is she kind , Considerate and talented. I can also call her my friend. Oh yeah and I’m her Wheelchair man.

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  5. Joyce Nielsen November 28, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    thank u robert. u r true friend

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