Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Share the Joy: Sunsets, Rainbows, and Art Journaling

As some of you know,
I was vacationing last week 
and was unhooked (mostly) from technology.
As a result, Share the Joy went by the wayside.

But here it is again.

Over the past week, 
I found joy in the colors of sunsets,

the breaking of waves on the shore,
warm days and cups of shaved ice.

Unhooked from technology,
I found time to finish
The Sparkling-Eyed Boy (Amy Benson)
and to read 
Licking the Spoon (Candace Walsh).

I started my very first art journal,

painting the blank pages with liquid watercolor,
then collaging, doodling, drawing (a little),
and adding text. 
This page has been altered since I took this picture
of it, but that's the point, isn't it?

I also checked the Pearl Harbor memorial
off my bucket list.

We motored out to the USS Arizona's resting site
in the rain and it drizzled most of the 20 minutes
or so we were there.
But perhaps five minutes before it was time
to go back to shore, there was a brief clearing
and with it, a rainbow that seemed to originate
from the Arizona and arched up to Ford Island.

You can't see it in this photo,
but above the first, most vivid rainbow
was a second one.

Seeing rainbows always gives me joy,
even if they appear in a somber setting.

What gave you joy this week?

Share the Joy. 

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. 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!


4 Lettre Words said...

What a!

foxysue said...

I need a holiday to get 'un-hooked' my addiction to blogging is getting out of hand! ;~)x

Happy Journalling!

Kim Mailhot said...

Sun. warm and rainbows sound like heaven !!!
How cool that you have started an art journal. I have just gotten back into mine after being away for over six months. It feels so good ! Enjoy the process, Meri !

Unknown said...

Well my art journals are hit and miss. But there is not deadline thank goodness. Your last two post are so inspiring. Go girl.

Leovi said...

This photo is a real treat, I like that sunset.

suzanne said...

one of my most favorite places on the planet, those islands....with their magical rainbows.

kendalee said...

Thank you for including me! What a lovely idea... I've so enjoyed browsing all the joy. And who can resist a rainbow?!

JonesMoore Studio Art, Lisa JonesMoore said...

Wonderful post!