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Art Story: "Joyful Mood" - The Message of Joy found in Art


I created this painting in 2016 using a new painting technique I was developing at the time. I enjoyed the whimsical, wispy movements and bright colors which simply brought me into a joyful mood (hence the title). Later that year while I was bringing some artwork into a local coffee shop for display, a woman stopped me as I was passing her table to ask me about this painting. She was so taken with it and told me, “I just got a new job yesterday and to celebrate, I want to buy this painting! It makes me feel joyful!” Then when I told her the title of the painting, she looked at me with big eyes and said, “This wasn’t a coincidence. This painting was meant for me!” I was so thrilled she chose to invest in art to commemorate a meaningful event in her life. And I was so pleased my painting evoked the uplifting emotion of joy within her.

As you experience meaningful moments in your life, I hope you will consider commemorating them by investing in artistic expression of any kind which you connect with personally. I also hope the image of this painting will usher you into the uplifting place of joy too!

“A joyful heart is good medicine.” Proverbs 17:22a


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