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Share the Joy: Sing Your Song

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I saw the most amazing movie today – It was a 2011 Sundance Film Festival offering and an HBO documentary, but I hadn’t seen it. It’s called Sing Your Song And is about Harry Belafonte’s amazing life. It brought me JOY to see how this man Has used his gifts in service of making the world A better place. What gives you JOY? Tell us (or show us). . . .    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

Share the Joy: Girlfriend Art Day

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I found joy this week by getting together with girlfriends, making art with fused glass, chatting, encouraging each other and hearing the stories. Where's your JOY?   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!

Postcards from Paradise: Ireland

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Today’s the day that the world turns Irish. So in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing a bit of the Emerald Isle. Doolin -- and Irish music in the pubs! Doonagore Castle, County Clare A red door traditionally signifies a fully-paid-for house.  Stone circle Photo by Gavin Kremian  Cemetery at Ross's Point   May you know the power of the Shining Ones. Linking to Sunday's Postcards from Paradise  

Share the Joy: Waterside

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Today, like always, it’s the most simple things that bring me JOY. I love the natural beauty of the little town I call home, with its green-laden and watery vistas. Just walking along the shore creates great waves of JOY. What inspired feelings of JOY for you this week? 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! .

Postcards from Paradise: Artful Flora

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Paradise can sometimes be found at the intersection of art and flora. Untitled layered image © 2011 Meri Arnett-Kremian  Postcards from Paradise 

Haiku My Heart: It's Not Spring Yet

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snow blankets the world with a hush of powdered white too cold for sugar

Share The Joy: Color, Details, and Progress

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What’s bringing me JOY this week? Color, as usual. Little bits and scraps, layers, found art. Architectural details.   Quirky signs. But most of all, progress on the memoir. A prologue and four chapters edited, several others mapped out. Yippee!   What brings YOU joy?   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! .  

Camera Bag

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One of the nifty software bits I have is called Camera Bag. There’s a new version 2 out. I just bought it and haven’t played with it much, though I will report that it got unstable and froze on my first use and didn’t automatically save images to a Camera Bag folder in my pictures superfolder like the original version did. Some more experimentation is called for. I Camera Bagged one of my mandala images So you can see the variety of options available For re-imaging. Same size, same borders for each.   Here's the original. Using a "1974" version  Helga version "Instant" Cinema  Colorcross (hitting the reprocess button a couple of times) and finally Silver There are even more options for processing and framing in Camera Bag 2. It's on sale for $24 right now. There's a 30 day free trial in  PCs and Mac formats. You can get it for your mobile phone, as well. 

Postcards from Paradise: Venezia

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One place I call a heart-home Or Paradise, if you will, Is Venice, Queen of the Sea. She called her siren song to me the first time when I was deeply in love with my beloved, and we explored her charms together. When I was back to just me, I feared it was the memory of “us” that I loved about Venice and not Venice herself, so I revisited her alone with great trepidation. But no, it was the lady herself in all her many moods who had whispered to my heart and beckoned me back. Postcards from Paradis e.