Wednesday, February 15, 2012
joyness. who knew?
Who knew that such a simple phrase could brighten so many days? I'm currently taking an art class (Letter Love), and I was given an assignment to create a "delightfully doodled" word. It's kind of hard to pick one word. joy? peace? play? fun? .... So many fabulous words to choose from. I finally settled on joy. I love being around people who exude joy... it's so contagious, and it always leaves me wanting to embrace the attitude. In contemplating my design, I decided that one word just wouldn't do. I wanted the message to be intentional. So, "choose joy" was the obvious conclusion. My Letter Love class has a Flickr page and a Facebook page where everyone posts pictures of their work. It can be intimidating to put your work out there for all to see. and judge. and critique. But, I just have to take a deep breath & post! The response to this phrase has been really moving. The comments haven't been only about my artwork, but so many have replied that the message changed their day, inspired them, or put a smile on their face. Wow! Who knew that a simple message could have such an impact. I love knowing that something I created really did bring joy! Now, the only problem I'm feeling is..... replicating.