Hi there. My name is Nancy Lanthier and I am the founder of UNCOMMON JOY. A maker of Hand Designed, Hand Painted Floor Mats, Wall Art and Table Centerpieces and Greeting Cards. I've always enjoyed seeking that "artistic" side of me, ever since I can remember. Growing up I sang in the choir, played guitar, wrote poetry and journaled. As the years went on, I wondered what I could create with my hands. I sought out what Sheridan College had to offer and enrolled in their Craft and Arts Program. I've created pieces learning how to blow glass, sculpted some sweet ceramic pieces, learned how to make handmade paper and book binding. I loved it all! One day, I pulled out my old journal entries and poems, bought a sketch pad and started to design drawings that moulded well with my writings and then painted them on canvas. I finally found what brings a smile to my face and rest to my soul. Designing, creating and painting pieces of art that tell many stories of my life, thus far. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them.