It’s time for more joy. . .
I found mine today in moving forward on the memoir,
not only in knowing that I was engaging in the process,
but in thinking about how I began to unleash my creativity
as part of the journey of self-discovery after my 20+
(ok – that’s weird. . . I hit the plus key
And the heart and arrow spontaneously appeared.)
year marriage ended.
All my life, I’d been subject to the limiting belief
that I’m not enough (good enough, talented enough, worthy enough),
which can really put a damper on creative expression.
So I started with altered digital images,
feeling like my photography
was a way around drawing and painting.
I hadn’t been exposed to digitally layered pieces done by others
and learning to alter, enhance, and use filters on my own photos
was a purely trial and error process.
Some of these works hang in my home,
others found a place in other people's collections.
Some have never been framed or offered for sale.
But the trip down the artful memory lane was a delight and a joy.
What’s your source of joy this week?
To play along
1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.
3. Then click the NEXT box (or the time) to choose an image
from the post to insert in Mr. Linky's list so people get a sneak peek.
(And if you just can't get it to work,
email me and I'll try to link it for you.)
4. Visit other players and let their joy infect you. Leave them a comment because everyone enJOYS getting positive feedback.
Let's start an epidemic of JOY!