Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Joyful New Year

The tree is wrapped up and put away, now what?  

A year ago today I started this blog. I cannot believe the creative friends and resources it has generated for me. 20,000 visitors in a year, invitations to group boards on Pinterest and new follows by blogger mentors. This site has challenged me, but rewarded me in ways I didn't expect..... so now what?

Trying new things can be hard at my age....... 

I tried a new Yin Yoga class last week. Each class has a word of the day and Friday's word was Joy.
How to find joy and keep joy in your life.  I know as a child growing up, I found joy in Art. 
My goal at school is create a classroom environment that is stress free, 
but this year I am adding Joyful to my motto. 

Google the word Joy. A Joyful Life is a very popular subject. This site speaks to our crazy schedules in the art room, constant to do lists, deadlines, expectations galore. For me, I need to feel pause and feel joyful and not let my life overwhelm me. This blog has helped me in so many ways. As Art Teachers, we don't have other team mates on our campus and we feel at times like we are on our own. Thank you for connecting and refueling the creative juices that bring JOY to my life. 

North Texas Trees
Happy New Year!!!!!!