Condolence & Memory Journal

Joyce was a wonderful friend and a very talented, ambitious lady. One of her talents was creating yarn paintings. It was when I saw her on a TV show several years ago that I learned just how she did these. I couldn't believe it! These weren't like paint-by-number creations. She really was painting with yarn! They were all from her, mind to cloth. And this was just one of her talents and passions. We will miss her so much.

Posted by Kathy Megivern - ANKENY, IA - Friend   August 28, 2020

Joyce was a lovely lady and an amazing artist. We will miss her greatly.

In 2011 she gave a TV interview to KCCI about her amazing needlework:
In The Artist Studio: Joyce O'Brien

Her downtown Des Moines Skyline needlework picture can be seen at the Des Moines airport entrance area.

Her last work was the picture of the "White House".she completed 2 years ago.

Posted by Andrea and Jeff Baker - Mart, TX - Family   August 26, 2020