Friday Affirmations — Joy multiplies exponentially

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Joy multiplies exponentially —
 I am truly finding that the more joy I add to my life, to my creative play, bringing it to family and friends, the more it multiplies and multiplies  — exponentially.  You know the old saying “what goes around comes around”.  Pretty true….put out joy get back joy.  Now it’s not all catmint and posies….but the balance does seem to tip slightly to the happier side, or maybe it is just that the sad, hurt, angry, yucky, urghhh side doesn’t last as long as it used to.  I feel like I am adapting to acceptance of happiness and letting things go so much easier.  Part of it is de-cluttering, which I continue to do.  Get rid of those things that are just STUFF and really have no meaning.  Keep only what you love, what seems sacred, what is meaningful and get rid of the rest.  The STUFF that’s important to me now are the people I love, friends, animal companions and the creative dance….Letting go of possessions feels  like making space for the new discoveries yet to come….new places, big ideas, fearless creative abandon and a whole huge basket of joy…so make your joy and spread it around, it comes back, you’ll see…love ya!

Linking up to Paint Party Friday(my Vintage Bazaar show is this weekend – I will try and visit everyone I can on Friday, but will be around Monday to visit the rest)




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36 Responses to “Friday Affirmations — Joy multiplies exponentially”

  1. Julie Mackinder June 21, 2013 at 3:17 am #

    So true Corinne, and thank you for reminding me. Have a great weekend at your Vintage Bazaar Show.

  2. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen June 21, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    That is so true, both for joy and negativity!
    Great news about the spot on the design team! Have fun at the Bazaar this weekend:)

  3. Michelle LaPoint Rydell June 21, 2013 at 3:48 am #

    What a wonderful post. I couldn’t agree more! Thank you for visiting my blog!

  4. Karen June 21, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    here’s some love right back at ya!I hope you have a wonderful experience at the fair.

  5. giggles June 21, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    Oh how I agree one hundred percent! Karma…what you put out comes back and sometimes ten fold!!
    Goes both ways too….with anger, resentment, judgement. Love your art and words!! Beautiful post!

    Big hugs Giggles

  6. Dawn June 21, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    Ooh nail on head sweetie. Lol something I am struggling with at the moment!! I hate the claustrophobic feeling of too much ‘stuff’ around me and I am forever trying to attack it all and de-clutter but I have to admit to never knowing where to start!!
    I love your hearts piece, all my fave colours and a fab composition that works beautifully – gorgeous.
    Huge hugs x

  7. Faye June 21, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    So much joy in this gorgeous piece. Love it.

  8. Judy Shea June 21, 2013 at 8:24 am #

    Two words… LOVE YOU!!! Good luck this weekend. Gonna see you there.

  9. Janet Ghio June 21, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Loving those hearts and your Friday message!

  10. Mary C. Nasser June 21, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    Delightful artwork and post!
    So uplifting! 🙂
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  11. Angela June 21, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Love this! I can see it as a quilt!
    Love your attitude, too…very true. Have a great weekend at the bazaar!

  12. smartcat June 21, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    The simple act of smiling can improve a mood. Your hearts are wonderful; don’t stop!
    Toes crossed for a great weekend at Vintage Bazaar!

  13. Valerie-Jael June 21, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    Beautiful! Valerie

  14. Kay Wallace June 21, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    Your post today is not only an affirmation for Friday, Corrine, but for life! While I was away for two weeks, I had lots of time for “soul searching,” and returned to my “regular” life more appreciative and positive about all the things in my life. This attitude is being returned to me 10 fold! Good karma, I say! This artful piece you are sharing today is beautiful! If you are (or even have been) a card player, you will know why I call this “The Twenty of Hearts.” Love multiplies just as joy multiplies!

  15. Lisa Graham June 21, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    Happy thoughts and happy attitude goes a long way to chase away the ick.

    Have a great weekend! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!


  16. Carolyn Dube June 21, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Your blog is such a happy way for me to start my day! You are so right about the multiplying joy- and I love how you did today’s art- so many variations and each still filled with heart!

  17. jan June 21, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Good thoughts to start my day with. wishing you best of luck and joy at the Vintage Bazaar this weekend. Your preparations will stand you in good stead, I’m certain. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

  18. Terrie -Creative Explorer June 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Hope you have an exciting and joyful weekend – we all want your fair experience to be wonderful. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

  19. Linda K June 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    I am SO with you Corrine! What a beautiful representation of joy! I’m working on the cleaning out stuff thing and decluttering-not easy for me. Happy PPF!

  20. Marcia June 21, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    I love what you said about adding joy and decluttering. So true! I love your print.. it’s so beautiful. Have a great weekend.

  21. Kat June 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Corrine your hearts are full of love and colorful joy! So happy for you, keep up all your bubbly happy joy in everything you do!

  22. Kim June 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    These hearts are so lovely! HPPF!

  23. Jessica Sporn June 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Sending you love, joy, happiness — all the things you pour into your work and the world.

  24. Christine June 21, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    beautiful and inspiring piece as are your words, so true.

  25. gloria June 21, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    Hi Corinne. Excellent post and so true. Spread the joy, it will come back. Very nice piece and do have fun at the bazaar. Enjoy the day.

  26. Tracey Fletcher King June 22, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    I must say I am enjoying my visits to you more and more… love the way you write… and we have a huge de clutter planned over the winter break.,.. I am quite excited about it… xx

  27. Elisa Choi June 22, 2013 at 3:31 am #

    Corinne a very inspiring post. I love the de-clutter part. Liberating! Colorful painting!

  28. denthe June 22, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    Wonderful artwork and a very true post. Hope your bazaar goes well!

  29. Kris June 22, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    Just reading your post made me feel more joyful and I will spread it around today 🙂
    Happy Day!

  30. Becca June 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Loving your thoughts here today…!

  31. Bleubeard and ELizabeth June 22, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    Oh wow, oh wow. I love those hearts. This is possibly my favorite piece of all time. I hope your weekend is going well and you are selling everything in sight!

  32. Piarom June 23, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    Such a beautiful reminder 🙂 it is so true and your heart collection is totally amazing ♥ Conny

  33. Cris, Oregon Artist June 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Lovely work . HPPF

  34. Marilyn J. Rock June 24, 2013 at 7:35 am #

    Such joy to read about your happiness, not to mention success! I am sure your bazaar, this weekend, was a smash hit! I was thinking of you.

    Also – a huge congrats on the MB Shaw DT!!!! This is very well-deserving and I’m anxious to check out the news on her latest endeavor.

    Enjoy the moments – I know you will. xxoo Marilyn

  35. Gloria J Zucaro June 26, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    OOH! Vintage Bazaar sounds like great fun! I can’t wait to hear and see all about it. So happy for you with your stencil girl affiliation. A great group of artists, all of you! 🙂 Thank you for your comment on my blog post on Friday the 21st.

  36. ilona June 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Love your hearts! And thank you for sharing your joy and wisdom!

    Ilona XXX

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