My name is Joey and the dolly mamas are my alter ego, (always reminding me not to take life too seriously). I have the best job ever...I get to make fun of women for a living while drinking coffee in my pjs. My art is licensed to manufacturers and sold throughout the US, Canada, England and Australia.
I am a self taught artist who produced commercials in another life. My dad said I came out of my mom holding a crayon and chasing boys. Still kinda true! I've been on Oprah, my studio made the cover of Where Women Create, my cloth dolls made it into Art Doll Quarterly, I've won multiple Louie Awards (Oscars for greeting cards), the sitting metal dolly mama "Queen Bitch", was on a tv sitcom in the 90's, my "High Maintenance" compact mirror was seen on Christie Knows Best and the dollys and I have made an ass out of ourselves on QVC, HGTV, the local news and Doctor Oz. I'm an artist who lives for her stories. If life gets stale, I promise you, I will shake up my snow globe of a life.
I was lying in bed and had an inspiration to draw these women, a.k.a the dolly mamas. I was too lazy to get out of bed, so I grabbed the closest thing to me...newspaper...I drew my first dolly mama on the empty margin (which is why she is so long and lanky). On my first drawings I used my 5 year old daughters markers and a black Koh-I-noor pen from high school. Eventually I found Tombow markers and my world opened up. Then I broke down and taught myself Photoshop. My head exploded...I could take the the coffee stains off my drawings! Life couldn't get better...Oh..but it did...Procreate came into my life and I left my markers completely. Don't worry, they are happily displayed in my studio taunting my
When you know your worth, nobody can make you feel worthless.
We have two choices on how you live in this world, love or fear. Choose love, fear just stops you from doing what you really want to do. I am living proof that you can conquer your fears. They will always be there, let them sit next to you, as long as they know they have no voice you two can get along just fine. And most importantly...The only way you will fail is if you NEVER try. Just ask yourself one simple question...."What is the worse thing that can happen?" Live the life you were born to live...your way and don't forget to laugh while you're going through it!
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