Acknowledging joy takes intention! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.
Acknowledging joy takes intention! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.



Acknowledging joy takes intention! 

About this print:

  • 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
  • Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
  • Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
  • Does not come with frame

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This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 1/5/2016:

I know this phrase gets thrown around a lot, but when I painted this piece, the only word that the energy kept reminding me of was “joyful.”

It’s an important word to keep top of mind — joy — when you start to realize that life can often be filled with all of these decidedly UN-joyful things: stress, jealousy, exhaustion, disappointment, impatience.. the list goes on.

That’s why I think it’s the CHOICE that is the more notable thing to remember here. The notion that there is an alternative to living a joyful existence — a lot alternatives, actually, I just listed a few — and that, if left to our very human devices, we all have a tendency to slide slowly and unwittingly into the routine comfort of these less desirable emotions. In a weird way, joy can actually be hard.

What I mean by that is to say that joy takes intention. It takes effort. It is not our first and most automatic response to the situations that daily life often throws at us. And that, my friends, is why we must CHOOSE joy. To spot that happy, kinetic, satisfying energy wherever it exists around us and acknowledge its presence. And maybe, the more we spot it, the more it feels welcomed in our presence. The more it decides to stick around and stay awhile.