Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sharing Joy

"The greatest gift you can give yourself is joy, not only because of the feeling that goes with it at the moment, but because of the magnificent experience it will draw to you.  It will produce wonders in your life."

- Jack Boland

In the making of friends we find joy, especially when we share in the joy of their successes and accomplishments.  I was honored to be invited by friend, Gina Rossi Armfield, last year to contribute to her book/dvd project.  


The fruits of Gina's labors are now blossoming with the release of not just one, but two companion dvds, The No Excuses Approach To Drawing and Watercolor and  The No Excuses Approach To Mixed Media Collage and her book, No Excuses Art Journaling, that will debute later in the fall.

To help Gina celebrate, I am excited to participate in a dvd giveaway.  To win one of Gina's new dvds, leave a comment sharing a bit of joy in your life! A winner will be selected before midnight on Sunday, June 2nd.


Other blog party participants include - 
May 20th - Jessica Herman Goodson
May 21st - Dion Dior
May 22nd - Serena Barton
May 23rd - Chris Kalina
May 24th - Kelly Kilmer
May 28th  - Pam Garrison
May 29th - Jennifer Joanua
May 30th - Tracie Lyn Huskamp
May 31st - Lesley Riley

In addition, Gina is having daily giveaways, so be sure to visit her new site for more information.  


49 comments:

Jennifer McLean said...

It would be so wonderful to win a dvd of hers. i'd love to have more of a regimented timeline for doing my journaling and it sounds like no more excuses is just what I need.

Say It In Color said...

I am 66 years old...and have moved to a smaller house in a sweet neighborhood....moving from the house of my dreams.... BUT this new spot is like a new journal, planning color on my walls, a yellow happy house, with aqua shutters and white trim,...new pink, orange, and lavender flowers...with the touches of a soft green in the leaves all around....starting over on a new place...full of JOY as I kind of paint my new canvas or write my new journal. And I am falling in love with the new possibilities of new moments in my garden and neighborhood life!! .... with more time to spend with my husband and many grandchildren....the joy of it all...new beginnings.

HollyM said...

It's my baby's 27th birthday today. Yesterday, I used proceeds from my art to buy us a new lawn mower. Very proud moment for me.

Emie58 said...

My family is my joy!!!

joy said...

Well, first of all, my name is JOY! And, there are so many joys in my life - my faith, my family, my friends, my fun art play when there is time for it! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!

Lori Wostl said...

For Mother's Day my Man of 43 years gave me a yellow floribunda rose bush. The joy I have gotten, planting, picking and enjoying it and the years of love it represents give me joy in a moment-to-moment way. Thanks for this.

Lori Wostl said...

The yellow floribunda rose bush my man of 43 years gave me on mother's day and the love it represents give me joy moment-by-moment. Thanks. Lori W at Art Camp for Women dot com

mkayteem said...

All this artsy goodness brings joy to me. Paper, paint, glue and an online community who enjoys the same! Love it!

Deb's Artful Journey said...

I would love to win! Tracie, I hope all is well with and in your part of the world. Have sent lots of prayers your way.

Tammy said...

My life is full of many small joys right now! I have a new puppy that I adore, I'm learning new things at work, and my daughter is graduating high school in a week, (well that one is a BIG joy!) Thank you for having this dvd give away! I love the "no excuses" theme!

Leanne said...

a bit of joy in my life is that my pup's illness is treatable! so happy about that.

lizziekerr said...

One of my joys is my darling two year old granddaughter . I am sharing my love for art and creativity with her.

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lizziekerr said...

One of my greatest joys is my darling two year old granddaughter. I am sharing my love of art and creativity with her.

Adelina IANM said...

One of my joys is my nephew. He has many troubles for someone so young (3 years), but he has a fighting spirit that inspires me when I face my own troubles.

gina armfield said...

You are the sweetest gal!

gina armfield said...

You are the sweetest gal!

Sandra Strait said...

One of the greatest joys in my life is journaling!

Gill said...

My beautiful children! Next week they will all be home!

Sue Burton said...

I would love a kickstart for my art. I've let it go too long. When I saw the watercolor DVD cover I said, "Hmm, I'd like that."

Sue Burton said...

Oops! I neglected to share my joy: the beautiful poppies I saw growing along the trail I walked this morning with my husband and our dog.

The Best Decade said...

I'd love to win ... it would make me full of JOY ;)!
Thank you for the opportunity!

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely give away, thank you for the chance of winning.

this weeks joy was seeing a large black bear climb a tree in the woods, and then way up high i spotted her two tiny cubs as they climbed down to her lap to nurse. I was FAR away but could watch with binoculars. amazing!

kluckingbear said...

I would love to win this! I'm a mother of 3 and have really gotten into art journaling and playing around with art in the last year. I used to do so much more as a kid--hopefully, I'll get my groove back :)

Marsha Boyer said...

I am finally retired and I had a sun room put on the back of my house so I could play at art anytime I want too. My 11 windows allows me some eye candy,all the little critters visiting my yard you know. Maybe someday I can draw them in some fashion. What Joy!

Kay Walker said...

Ordinary joys. Just now my neighbor brought me yellow onions fresh from his garden even still have some garden soil on them! Wonderful neighbors who share friendship and care. Birds singing this morning and coral roses blooming outside my window.

Jeannie said...

Joy is coming home. Sleeping in my own bed, lap cats glad to see me, and my flora and fauna. Being a part time resident right now due to ailing parents really makes me appreciate my life and my home. It is my sanctuary. Thank you for the chance to add to the library. Rest assured, these are all going on the gift to myself wish list. They look fabulous! xo

Melody said...

I love just relaxing with a book or magazine.

kerrydahlin said...

Two of my favorite themes...joy and gratitude...I try to be mindful to CHOOSE both daily. Art journaling brings joy to my life and "helps" me record the process of life. Thanks for the give aways. :)

Carina said...

One of the bigger joys in my life is watching my daughter making her way through young adulthood with clarity and conviction.

Carina said...

One of the bigger joys in my life is watching my daughter making her way through young adulthood with clarity and conviction.

inkytoes said...

waking up every morning is a joy. my days are pretty mundane but i am happy with them.

Annie H. said...

Family and friends are my joy! And expressing myself through art and writing. I would love to win her collage DVD!

Vanessa said...

some joys in my life : a sunny day after more than a month of cloudy skies; my kids laughing their heads off while trying to tell me a story; Friday nights with my husband. Thanks for the chance to win!

Eileen Sottovia said...

My joy is time with my sweet husband of 43 years. My grandchildren and my art bring me joy also.

Carroll said...

my greatest joy is celebrating a friend's cancer-free diagnosis after an intense year of treatment!

thecreativesoulsara said...

JOY! What a great topic! My joy first and foremost is my family...loving husband and three amazing kids ages 15-23. So much joy over the years and much to come. The other thing that brings me joy is creating of any kind. I believe God gave the gift of creating to my soul and I feel close to Him while creating. I make one of a kind pieces of jewelry and have recently started art journaling, which is a great learning, growing and experimenting journey although I have done some mixed media art in the past. This is why the DVD would be so very helpful to me as a beginner. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Susan said...

Oh, I would love to win this. My joy comes from being with my family.They are my greatest joy.

Susan said...

I would love to win this. My joy is being with my family.

Carol said...

My grandbaby, Coral is my Joy! It's SO true what they say...if I'd known how much fun having grandchildren was, I'd have had them first!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
carolshearts(at)mymts(dot)net

Carol said...

My grandbaby, Coral is my Joy! It's SO true what they say...if I'd known how much fun having grandchildren was, I'd have had them first!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
carolshearts(at)mymts(dot)net

Colleayn said...

This would be so fun to win. I find joy in creating time for art- it is so balancing and healing for me.

Colleayn said...

I would love to win this DVD and learn more. I find joy in art- it is very healing and balancing for me.

ticklemetiffyyyy said...

I have recently started getting into art journals and mixed media in general and it certainly has been bringing me joy lately. Nothing compares to the joy of my little ones but sometimes its nice to be messy for a reason thats non kid related :) Thanks for the opportunity!

Renelde Napoli said...

Sunny days, children playing in the alley, parents chatting while the children play, transforming a huge cardboard box into shields for all the kids... these are all things that bring me joy !

Janet said...

I so look forward to getting my hands on this information! My Joy is in life. In Beauty. In Family.

Ilka said...

The biggest joy in my life is my 23 year old son, who has become my biggest fan when I returned to university to become a social worker!

ginigin said...

Art and writing are my joys ... and living in the woods. Would love to find a way to get rid of excuses. No, I NEED to get rid of them! Thanks for giveaway.

Pam K said...

My joy is art and specifically art retreats. I miss artfest! It is pure bliss being surrounded my other like minded people and taking art classes is the icing on the cake. Thanks for the give away!