Initiation into art, and the life of a career artist, came to Joanna Tlok through a series of chance events. Her first experience in art-making came when she was seven years old. At the time, it was popular in her native Poland for children to keep diaries, to which their friends would make contributions.
When asked to add to such a diary that one of her friends was keeping, Joanna's mother helped her compose a floral design to go with the note she composed. This activity so engaged Joanna that it launched a life of creative work.
It took several more years, however, for the ambition of being a professional artist to take hold. At the point when Poles finish primary school and have to choose a spec
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