May 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Art & Family

© Dianne Poinski

I had a great week last week, mostly due to a visit from my Sister Dianne and my Niece Nichole. Both highly creative, smart , witty and fun. As part of the creative village I love to bounce things off of, these two are at the top of the list.

My sister and I have always been incredibly close ( except for when she quit our rock band “Stardust” when she was 10 and I was 8. A crushing blow.) She developed into a most amazing photographer ( see work above. But even better examples at her site) with a successful creative business. Now not only do we bounce  creative ideas, hurdles and victories off of each other, but also the ever changing commerce of art. Check out her blog at She has a lot of wisdom and inspiring photographic masterpieces to share.

My niece Nichole , ( 25) has planted herself in Seattle Washington, entrenched in environment and simplicity culture and working in communications. With wisdom beyond her years, Nichole has a highly insightful blog and collections of writings that shows a high talent for poetic observation.  Check it out at

Forgive my gushing about my family. I’m just grateful . And they both helped me through some log jams. for which I thank them.


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One Response to May 22, 2012

  1. Matt Stevanus says:

    That is wonderful Joe! My sister and I are also incredibly close and always have been, being that growing up we were all that each other had. She is one of the few people I bounce ideas off of, so far her and my cousin are my creative collaborators, even though neither can really draw, they have wonderful creative capabilities.

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