For this installment of our weekly Keep-Our-Sanity challenge, we chose the theme of the Joy.
a feeling of great pleasure and happiness: tears of joy | the joy of being alive.
~ Apple Dictionary
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sun rise.
By: William Blake
Our Team’s Interpretations
Jennifer Stout Cameron: Color brings me joy. Sunlight streaming through colored glass brings me joy. My bench being organized brings me joy.
Caroline Dewison: I’ve been sort of planning this mountain bowl in my head for ages and it’s the first one, so it’s a bit rough around the edges, but it has all the texture and effects that I wanted… not often that happens in ceramics! Anyway, mountains and landscapes give me joy, I love that the natural world can just take your breath away, it really puts everything in to perspective!
Caroline Dewison: The base is wheel thrown and altered to add the mountains inside. The idea is to create a different view depending on which side you look at it 🙂 Getting proper arty… Ha!
Lesley Watt: I love Cleo’s big feet…
Lesley Watt: My daily joy.
Jennifer Davies Reazor: I’m drawn to liminal spaces, where elements meet… and the beach is always inspiring to me. This weaving is yarn, silk and leather- woven in a cardboard loom.
Jennifer Davies Reazor
Lesley Watt: Not very creative but all I can manage right now. This has to be just about the most joyous rose I’ve seen and it lifts my spirits whenever I look at it.
Karen Totten: Color brings me Joy. I am at heart a Colorist. No matter the media. In this case, pulling fabric and thead for a project. I have had this sitting on my sewing table for a few weeks. I have no idea what I’ll make with it but I sure do like looking at it.
Karen Totten: This new palette of Alison Glass prints just arrived in my mail box this week. Merely contemplating this array of gorgeous prints brings me great joy. I see a quilted throw in my future!
Cathy Spivey Mendola: I took pics of my boys – they bring me joy! I kept trying to get them to cuddle but Nate was not cooperating too well.
Claire Fabian: Just on my way home from work. The first day this year when there was still some daylight left. And while the sky was grey and it rained and I walked home, there it was: bright yellow against the grey! It made me smile and a little bit happy 🙂
Laney Mead: Muddy puddles and woodland walks.