I'm Kim, the artist behind Joy Street Maps and person behind the computer over here at Joy Street Studio. This little ole website is a combination of my artistry, my passion for design, and all things that bring me joy in my life. Joy Street Maps initially started as a little project to make a piece of art for my house. My husband, Nick, and I got married at White Rock Lake, here in Dallas, TX. To show our love for this special place, I created a map of white rock lake and the surrounding streets. During the process of making my first map, I posted pictures on Facebook and had such rave reviews from friends and requests for other places, that I decided to turn this into a little business. At the same time, I was going through some really difficult stuff in my life. I turned to making the maps as my retreat from the turmoil as I found them to lift my spirits and give me a sense of joy and hope. And thus, my business became Joy Street Maps. I decided then that if things don't bring me joy in my life, then they aren't worth pursuing.
Joy Street Studio is a place to include the rest of my passions, primarily home improvement, but also business tips, travel, and of course the occasional picture of my furry children. I hope my journey in these various endeavors can help you in your path to holding peace, love, and joy! Thanks for joining me on this ride!