Hi! I'm the Lighthearted Artist and I've got the Joy Joy Joy Joy down in my heart!
Joy: the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying
I love to be around people and things that make me joyful. And I love to be that kind of person for others! My mission is to let that joy spill over into my art so that ya'll can take a piece home with you to have always!
My new favorite way to have lunch at work is a little picnic under a shade tree. I basically work in a plant nursery so I'm outside all day. When I go to lunch and sit inside the air conditioning for an hour I'm always miserable when I come back. I have solved this problem by bringing a beach chair and a sheet and having my lunch in the shade. Who would have ever thought that at work I could relax in the shade and put my feet in the grass! Of course like any good artist I take my sketch book. This was from my first picnic. I traced the shadow of a leaf and a clover flower. I added the veins in the leaf after I traced the shadow. I was surprized at how hard it was to trace shadows. I had to deal with my hand shaking as I was holding it and the wind kept blowing them out of position. It was fun though!