Dorothy Fagan began writing by journaling dreams after her mother's death in 1989. Speaking with her mother posthumously changed her ~ and her notion of what it is to be an artist.
With a deeper understanding of the relationship between dreams, art, and day to day life ~ she traveled to France in 2013 and began writing. First published as her blog in 2013, Discovering Joy's Garden became a book.
A retreat in Tuscany in 2015 inspired her to create the Joy's Garden website, art for joyous living.