August Monthly Series - JOYFUL NOISE

It's hard to believe that it's mid-July already. Where has the year gone? With just over 115 days in quarantine, or 'under the dome' as my son would say, we're all doing our best to make it through. Sometimes that's hard though. There's a lot going on in the world around us, the world within us, and the place where we find ourselves can feel a little heavy.

This month I'm focusing on the concept of JOY.

I used to only think of this word around the holidays, but I'm finding that JOY is an energy and feeling that we can try to incorporate into our lives on a daily basis. 

The definition of the word enjoy means to "take delight or pleasure in (an activity or occasion). To be 'in' JOY! Music is one way that I can quickly pivot from a yucky moment or feeling to a peaceful moment of Joy.

So - what did I do? Of course, I made a playlist!! 

Music helps support the ruthless shift from chaos to peace. From pain to joy. Check it out if you need a little mid-day boost. Since music is such an inspiring element of my work, I listen to all kinds of music while I paint. Music lends itself such beautiful melodies and I often hear color when I paint.

The colors of joy for me are vibrant, highly saturated tones that just shout happiness! PINK, GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE, WHITE, and of course GOLD!

So listen to some tunes, lean back for a moment, take a deep breath just like this: 

In - 1, 2, 3, 4

Hold - 1, 2, 3, 4

Out - 1, 2, 3, 4

Hold - 1, 2, 3, 4

In - 1, 2, 3, 4 and repeat.

We got this.