This project is very dear to my heart.
Years ago, I found myself in a bit of a storm. On the outside, I looked fabulous…all the “things” that you are supposed to be happy for..healthy family, good friends, happy home.
But inside, I was feeling very disconnected.
I remember sitting in a waiting room, writing in my journal and I found myself writing the sentence….
“What brings you joy?”
I didn’t know how to answer.
So I did the only thing I knew of…and I answered visually…by writing the word JOY over and over again in different ways.
As I look back, I realize my biggest issue at the time was that I was not creating.
I was teaching art, but I was putting so much of myself into my classroom that there was nothing left for ME.
So little by little, I started drawing again.
And that is where Dharma joy came from.
She taught me so much…this cute, little simple drawing of a girl…with a pet bird.
She helped me realize that I could in fact GO FOR IT…create art, have fun with it…and eventually share it with the world!
And now, I look back and realize how much has changed.
I share my art, I share my heart.
I have taught in person workshops and created SOOOOO much art. I am blessed.
It took me a while to find my joy…but day by day…it slowly appeared.
Years ago, I created some very simple projects to connect to my joy.
Today I share one of them as a free tutorial on YouTube.
I hope you will have fun with this…and share your JOY with me!