Welcome ! Update on whats going on with me and my Art. Well, I am still Plugging away. When I get a New Work done ,I feature it in my Newsletter. I will tell you how I started and refined my work. Maybe in the future You might find something you like. Remember if you look, please let me know that you were on the site. Please leave a note, comment or email. Thank you in advance! Joe
I started my art education a t the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. I taught at Valley High School (Gilcrest, Colorado) in the 70s. After that, I moved to Madrid, Spain where I taught drafting and architectural drawing part-time for Central Texas College and full time for the Department of Defense, Industrial Arts, 1st thru 8th grade. In the early 80’s I transferred to Okinawa, Japan. In Okinawa, I taught grades 1-12 in a variety of areas: Photography, Industrial Arts, Painting, Pottery, Sculpture, Wood Working, Commercial Arts, Graphic Design, Industrial Technology and a number of other areas. The best part about these jobs is I was paid to do what I love! Now that I am retired, I continue to learn new things and pursue my art. I am enjoying doing lapidary, jewelry making, stained glass, water color and whatever else comes along.
I have been fortunate enough to do a lot of traveling throughout my years working overseas. On this web page you may stumble across work I have done in Okinawa, Japan, India, Phillipines, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, China, Spain, Germany, Potugal, Tangier, Morocco and who knows where else. In retirement, I have been enjoying being a tourist in the United States of America - we have visited Chimayo, New Mexico, Utah, California and other stops along the way. I can’t wait to add new things to this site.
A rts, Crafts & Things webpage provides a way to share and sell my artwork at a reasonable price, along with other merchandise. It is great that I can do this in the comfort of my home and enjoy retired life. I can share my artwork with http://josephsartsandcrafts.com/ all over the World!
And guess what - You do not have to leave your home to see some my Art, its free to Look!
Copy & past this this address to your web browser.
Maybe you will like one of my works, be it a photograph, limited print, custom/commission work, a family photograph restored, or something else to brighten your day.
Something might catch your eye! Perhaps you will purchase an original painting or photograph or a Giclee Prints (pronounced ‘gee clay’ ).
So again ~ E Komo Mai (Welcome in Hawaiian) to my page and enjoy!