Friday, September 25, 2009

Theme 35: Spreading Joy

How you choose to interpret the theme is completely up to you. It simply needs to be tasteful – no pornography or messages of hate here. When you sit down to create, you cannot think about how people will or will not receive your work. You are required to simply enjoy the act of creating.

Ever since Amanda, creator of Persistent Green, introduced me to the Joy Rebel, I have been thinking about the idea of, joy. Where does it come from? What does it look like? How can we spread it?

First, I invite you to read this amazing post by her. Then, I want you to find joy within and create, bring it to life, celebrate it, really, celebrate it because it's from you and then in the next TST we will share it, spread it all around here. Invite all the folks you know to create as well...let's turn down any negative talk anywhere from anyone including ourselves and radiate the pure joy that exists within us!!

Important Guidelines

The work submitted must be something you have created and/or worked on between the time the theme was revealed and the Thursday unveiling. Please submit your response to no later than end of day Wednesday, September 30th if you would like it to be posted on Thursday, October 1st. OR send me a link to your response to include in the comments section of the post.

With your response please include:

1. Your name - either first name, shop name or both.

2. The name of your piece (if you choose to give it one)

3. Something you'd like to share (process of creation, idea behind piece) if you'd like to share anything. Please limit this to 2-3 sentences

4. The shop and/or blog links you'd like to include

5. Two photos of your piece or of each of the pieces (3x5 or 4x6 and 72dpi or a max of 96dpi - if you need any help with that please don't worry I'd be happy to help!)

Most importantly, let yourself feel REAL JOY!


Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Woohoo! Now I'm REALLY thrilled about this theme. Brandi, the bodacious Joy Rebel, just amazes me. She's bursting with life, spreading joy with no apologies. Let's join her!

Brandi Reynolds said...

hey! one of your readers pointed me in your direction-and I'm so glad they did!

thank you so much for honoring JOY.

rock are a rockstar. :-)

Phoenyx Ravenswing said...


Thank you & Amanda both for introducing me to yet another Bright Spot in the World(tm). ;-D W/everything going on in my life, the changes and the doubts & uncertainties those can bring, it's really nice to be able to come to these Bright Spots and replenish & restore myself. Oases in the desert, these are. :-)

Theme-wise, turns out I've already got one done. Was working on him yesterday, thinking he was a Mini-monthly candidate for a previous theme, when I saw this week's theme and suddenly knew why he'd only existed as a thought b/f. So, if the light will co-operate, piccys will be coming your way soonest! :-D (If not, hopefully they will be coming in b/f the deadline. :-D)

BB & GF! :-)
Thnx again, Natasha & Amanda!!! :-)

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

I'm so excited about this theme that I'm trying to cook up a giveaway to announce on my blog and along with my submission for this week! Might run out of time, but here's hoping... :)

SalvagedExpression said...

I can really relate to parts of that post! It seems like such a great project and makes a phenominal theme!
Thanks for showing us yet another wonderful corner of cyberspace!

FunkyMonkey Girls said...

Okay, I am bound & determined to do this one!!! Joy is an awesome thing & it is up to you to pick it in your life.

I choose joy in mind. I have been fighting the blues for 2 weeks now so I am picking joy & letting God fill me full of it...:)

Expect a piece from me!!