Welcome to my site and I am thrilled you have stopped by for a visit! 

At Joan Marie Company, we explore the "sweet" side of life through recipes, DIY, collecting, stories, and photography.

Come on in...the coffee is ready...and a fresh batch of baked goodies just came out of the oven...all waiting to be shared...   

 
 
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PHOTOGRAPHY

I picked up a camera about 2010 and have not looked back.  Having always been enamored with beautiful visuals in magazines and cookbooks, I decided to create my own.  I shoot in my updated kitchen "studio" with simple lighting and a love of composing beautiful culinary images with simple vintage props.  I believe that art and beauty are found in the "simple" and when it comes from the heart...that "simple" is truly "magnificent". 

Don't let the fear of learning to use your camera whether on your phone, DSLR, or point and shoot model prevent you from capturing what makes your heart sing!  After all, it is not tools or equipment that make art rather the hand, heart, and mind that move them forward.  Step inside my gallery to see what I mean...

 
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BLOG

In a world of instant information access, it can be hard to find the ideas, solutions, or inspiration you need.  You have tried the personal planner to stay organized, you have tried to purge your surroundings of clutter, and after working all day at your 9 to 5, there is little time left to work on your projects, goals, or art.  I feel you...I get it...I live it.  So what do we do?

I find that most people seek encouragement and when the results of our dreams are achieved, if even in the small ways, the momentum builds.  People need people.  People need truly actionable and attainable results from all types of positive suggestions.  People need hope and accomplishment.  My blog aspires to be a fresh resource for your creative endeavors and all the while to remain realistic and encouraging.  Come along and poke around...you are sure to find something unique and refreshing to apply to your own life...    

 
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ARCHIVES

Over the past several years, I have dabbled in many areas with this blog.  Whether it was an Etsy business venture, creating a photo shoot set, or simply capturing moment in life with pictures and words.  There is a vast sea of information in the archives that all led to the new blog.  So many ideas, so many wins, so many losses and lessons.  Rather than remove these posts and start fresh, I have kept them in the Archives not only to remind myself of where I have been but to use as a foundation for moving forward and perhaps sharing a lesson that you may find useful for your own situation.

Step inside to see how I have lived and learned, what I created, blogged about, and where I began.  It is a two year journey of many side roads, main highways, and wooded paths...