Life is a Garden. Plant Joy!

Life is a Garden. Plant Joy!

“When my garden is dark and empty, I feel quiet and introspective. Like winter, my roots spring to life knowing I can plant joy anywhere I find a nook or cranny. Faith makes a happy life.”

This painting was dark when I found her rolled up in a corner of my studio. Embarrassed that I’d allowed her to become so ugly, I quickly flipped past her so my friends wouldn’t see her face.

Alone, I placed her on the easel and squeezed paint onto the palette. Day by day, I repainted her fields and farms, her trees and houses, her clouds and demeanor. I can’t say it was easy. To repaint her, I had to repaint myself.

I let go of my dark thoughts. Slowly, I replanted them with colorful joyful ones. When a few of them took root, I got inspired and started writing this column. I’d never considered myself a writer. I’m just a gardener tending my garden of love.

The quote of the day is available as a removable wall decal or poster. Find Life is a Garden Plant Joy and other uplifting quotes in the Joy’s Garden Collection. A Fine Art Print of this painting, Joy’s Garden, is available on canvas or watercolor paper.

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Dance ’til the Sunsets

Dance ’til the Sunsets

How it feels to be a pale sunrise, all quiet and somber ~ then suddenly ~ joyously dancing through life with sparkling jewels. Only the Creator could inspire such joy!

At a time in my life when happiness was missing from life, I began painting this as a pale sunrise. Now a deeply colored sunset~ sparkling in turquoise, aquamarine, amethyst, emerald, and gold ~ the transformation is remarkable.

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Happiness such as this doesn’t come from the outside. It shines from the inside ~ through the heart. This is where I wish to live ~ happy, glowing, dancing in my heart every single day ’til my sun sets.

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