Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Share the Joy: It's Summer!




It’s summer.
In my book, that’s reason enough for JOY.


"Fleeting Wings of Summer" created by MeriMagic on Polyvore.com



What’s your JOY source?



To play along,

1. do a post that tells and shows us what gives you joy.

2. Capture the URL of the specific post and paste it
into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.
3. Then click the NEXT box (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog.
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.
4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.



Let's start an epidemic of joy!




Monday, June 25, 2012

The Blue Hour




Here’s my first effort from Vivienne McMaster’s
Montage course on video-making.

Unfortunately, I’m having trouble retrieving my smartphone videos,
so this one is a photo video.

Enjoy!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Postcards from Paradise: King Tut




Can I share with you a trip through time?



Here's a glimpse of some of 


the artifacts of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun,



discovered by Howard Carter in 1922 in Tut’s tomb


on the floor of the Valley of the Kings.



Tutankhamun was born about 1341 BC



and died a short 18 years later in 1323 BC.



He was a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty,



son of the pharaoh Akhenaten.



The exhibition of antiquities is by National Geographic.



It's on display at Pacific Science Center in Seattle



(through January 6, 2013), its last stop before



returning to Egypt, never it is said to travel again. 

And, just in case you need a little amusement,
here's Steve Martin's take on the whole
King Tut phenom
(via Saturday Night Live and You Tube. . . )


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Share the Joy: Abundance



There’s obviously too much going on in my life.



Wednesday slipped by without me knowing it.


Summer’s begun and I’m still back in early spring.
How does that happen?




Anyway, it’s time to SHARE THE JOY.







To play along,

1. do a post that tells and shows us what gives you joy.

2. Capture the URL of the specific post and paste it
into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.
3. Then click the NEXT box (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog.
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.
4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.



Let's start an epidemic of joy!





Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hidden Message



As you can see, I’ve been at it again.
In this one, there’s a hidden message. . .
Well, at least obscured.
Will you heed it?



"Forgotten Words" created by MeriMagic on Polyvore.com


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Share the Joy: Family



Life’s been a bit of a circus this week.
I’m about to leave for a four-day spree of JOY
with my mom, her sisters, and various cousins.
I was so focused on preparations for leaving
that I almost forgot to Share the Joy with you.

"Confetti" created by MeriMagic on Polyvore.com


I’d say that has me feeling like a dumb blonde,
except I’ve changed my hair color.

How are you sharing your Joy this week?



To play along,

1. do a post that tells and shows us what gives you joy.

2. Capture the URL of the specific post and paste it
into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.
3. Then click the NEXT box (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog.
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.
4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.



Let's start an epidemic of joy!



Monday, June 11, 2012

Learning to Take Credit for Jobs Well Done




One thing I’m trying to learn to do
is celebrate my accomplishments
instead of saying, “Ah shucks, no big deal.”

So, all humility aside,
My “What Do Women Want?” piece




Won second place in the House of Set-acular Sets
Visual Journal competition.

I'm proud of myself -
for entering
for winning
but most of all,
for finding a way to include fun
 and creative expression
in every day.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Well? What Do You Have to Say for Yourself?





Sometimes we choose to live lives
that are a thousand times too small for us. 

We wear a cloak of invisibility. 
We let others bask in the limelight we've earned.


"Listen" - created by MeriMagic on Polyvore, June 2012


Do you quicken when you hear these words? 
Feel them burn you like a branding iron?  


You can choose anew when you acknowledge
that it is, after all, your choice.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Share the Joy: Little Reminders




I was browsing pictures to find inspiration


 because I was feeling over-busy and
disconnected from JOY.



Luckily, even a small reminder can reconnect me



with those feelings of contented excitement.



Bottles, Santos, shells, the sun bursting through the haze.


You name it.

 
What gives you JOY?




To play along,

1. do a post that tells and shows us what gives you joy.

2. Capture the URL of the specific post and paste it
into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.
3. Then click the NEXT box (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog.
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.
4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.



Let's start an epidemic of joy!