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Share the Joy

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Joy is 

having my kids work their tails off to make sure my house was ready to show. (Thanks, y'all!)

Knowing that Deb's online class
and a month of fun
is about to begin.




Vases full of sunflowers.


A treat of a soft, squishy caramel from a little store in the historic center of Gig Harbor


and sitting down for a read of the book about Edward Curtis by Timothy Eagan even though there's a million things that need doing. 
What gave you JOY this week?  Notice joy. Cultivate it. Celebrate it. Share it.



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 keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Share the Joy

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This week's joys are simple:
1. sleeping until 7:30 this morning, after a week of waking up at 5:30 or so and getting right to work on the task of getting my house show-ready
2. getting used to my Kindle and taking a little time to read
3. anticipating Girls' Night tomorrow to see Sister Act onstage in Seattle.
When this selling-my-house-and-moving stuff is over,  I want to do a lot of this

except I know I'll have to unpack and  find a place for everything.
Still. . . . I can dream.
What gave you JOY this week?  Notice joy. Cultivate it. Celebrate it. Share it.



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 keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Share the Joy: A Little of This

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My joy moments this week include chubby cheeks and blue eyes

appreciating moments of rapt concentration

and making progress toward getting the house on the market. The main floor is staged. The upstairs is close.
I've got to move the art stuff and holiday decor from the basement storage area to the new house.
But I can now envision the results of massive effort.
Then there will be the new house to put together. But I won't think about that.

What gave you JOY this week?  Notice joy. Cultivate it. Celebrate it. Share it.



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 keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Share the Joy: More Art (Bo Choi)

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Perhaps I'm easy to please,  but I found some joy in discovery. Discovery of a new-to-me artist (and apparently a fashion designer, too) who created work for the city of Seattle to beautify a construction area.


Bo Choi's work has a sense of urban decay and the inclusion of unexpected beauty.

There's a hint of celebration that I can't quite put my finger on.

There's a liveliness  and sense of movement -- a twirling a letting go an assertion of feminine power through personal expression.

And the pops of in-your-face pink are just divine.

What gave you JOY this week?  What moments thrill you? Make you grin?

Notice it. Cultivate it. Celebrate it.
Share it.



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Mish Mash

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mish-mash ; a motley assortment of thingshodgepodge, potpourri, patchwork, smorgasbord, salmagundi, miscellany. Come join me for 30 days of playful, soulful inspiration from my home studio, kitchen and camera. I'll share my favorite art projects, recipes and photography tips. You'll receive a daily newsletter which includes prompts, tutorials, recipes, random videos and heavy doses of Deb Did It! Each week of Mish Mash features a different theme from playful photography, cooking, creating and finally a reflective week of “Be. Here. Now.” This will be a fun, quirky, casual, homegrown play-at-your-own-pace workshop. You can connect with me and other Mish Mash friends in a private FaceBook Group and Flickr Group. That's where we will gather to share our creations and ideas, develop community, grow friendships and offer each other support. I believe you will manifest magic and feed your soul by connecting with others who share the same passion and desire to nurture …

Share the Joy: Seattle Landmark

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Browsing the Pike Place Market, one of Seattle's famous landmarks, is always a treat.

From fish to flowers

it's a riot of color, of shapes and textures,

sights and sounds.

There's something for almost everyone's taste buds.
And, if you know where to look,  there's a bubble gum wall. (A bit ick........)


What gave you JOY this week?  What moments thrill you? Make you grin?

Notice it. Cultivate it. Celebrate it.
Share it.



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.