I’ve been spending lots of time painting lately.
I can’t tell you all how much I love just sitting, and doing artwork. Any kind of artwork. Drawing or painting. It doesn’t matter.
Hours will escape me. But they are such happy hours.
Without the drink. Ha ha.
O.k., maybe sometimes with a drink. If it’s weekend night. lol
It seems I must love creating. Because I seem to make a great big mess in the process, every single time, that I have to clean up.
I sure am looking forward to that art studio being ready, for me to move right in!
Oh, the happy hours I will spend there!
And I won’t have to pick up projects I am working on, before I’m actually done.
Of course, there are many things that make me happy. So many.
I was thinking a lot about that kind of thing, all throughout painting this little piece I’m sharing today.
Do you know those kind of people, who just always seem to radiate happiness? Surely there are people like that in your life. I know there are some in mine.
They are the ones that are just always smiling. Always hugging. The ones that light up when they see you, and are eager to talk to you. They make you feel so special, just the way you are, for who you are. And yet, you see them the same with others. Or the kind of people who you can just watch from afar, and see they are finding the real reasons to celebrate life, right there in that moment. What a blessing they are to know, and have in our lives. What good examples for us all, too.
They are the ones who inspired this piece I painted. The ones I am personally blessed with in my life. But also the ones you know.
Or strangers we all happen upon in the course of any day, who we noticed made others smile or laugh around them.
Knowing first hand how it feels so nice, to be a part of their happiness, should inspire us to let our own, SHINE a little more, onto others.
I know I personally am not always beaming happiness! I can let the little things get me down. The things I know will be all but forgotten, tomorrow.
Maybe some are just better at believing that in the moment, and letting those little things go sooner. So I don’t think for anyone of us, it’s a matter of pretending.
It’s a matter of choosing joy, moment by moment.
And letting it SHINE, to show our love, and help lift others, who may truly be facing bigger problems than our own, that day.
Being able to shine our own happiness for others more often, when we can, is probably a matter of choices too. Don’t you think? To me, I think happiness derives for anyone from always counting your blessings. From knowing God, and having a great relationship with Him. It comes from truly loving those in our life who we have to love in our life, while we do! Our families and friends. And it comes from our own unique gifts, that we DO all have. (I’ve talked about that soooo many times, here on the blog.) Everyone has at least one gift, they are meant to use in their life. But all of these things I mentioned, I think are gifts in and of themselves, given to us by God, to know happiness. When we accept them for all that they are, we can’t help by SHINE HAPPINESS, for a time.
Why not shine it on others, and spread the love and joy?
So what have I been painting? Well, I’ve been working on some more ‘Social ShareIts’.
Do you know what our ‘Social ShareIts’ are?
You see them all of the time on Facebook, and maybe Pinterest or Twitter or other social networks. I just named them, for me. : ) I’m talking about those little mini-posters/pictures, that make you laugh, or smile, give you an A-HA moment, speak to you in some way, or just have a message you want to spread. So you ‘like’ them or ‘share’ them. Well, I am having so-much-fun, creating our own line of them. Many will be illustrated by me, maybe painted, drawn, or using some other mediums. Others may be using my own photographs I took, and adding text in Photoshop. Or at times, I may use stock photography. And, some will be complete graphic design work. Whatever I feel like doing, in the moment. I find joy in creating in many ways, and I just go with the flow.
So I’ve told you about the inspiration behind this one.
Here is the finished artwork for you . . . . . .
How do you TAKE any of our ‘Social ShareIts’?
I SHARE them with you, to take for yourselves, so that you all can SHARE them with your family and friends on Facebook, or where ever. I often will do a post like this one you are reading, here on our blog, if it was a real creative process, or I have a bit of inspiration behind the work, to tell you about. So you can just’save the image’ from here, and use them as you will. But easier, I will always put them on our blog’s FACEBOOK PAGE, for you to to be able to click SHARE from there. That way you will be SHARING it with your friends and family on Facebook as well. So please be sure you are following us there on Facebook, to see our Social ShareIts as they come out, or any other projects or recipes we are sharing, by click HERE and clicking the LIKE button. If you look under PHOTOS there at our blog’s Facebook Page too, I am building an album named ‘House Of Joyful Noise Social ShareIts’. So you can grab them from there also, or our board under the same name on Pinterest, any time as well.
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Now, go out there today, and make the world a brighter place!
I’ll do my best, too.
Thanks as always, for coming by.
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