May 2014 bring peace, joy and hope to all!

Please enjoy this collage of my favorite images of joy from the past year.

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Thanks and credit to (from upper left, clockwise) 1. Kirsten Bailey 2. Facebook page for the Dalai Lama 3. Viva Institute 4. Otrazhenie 5. Facebook page for the Dalai Lama 6. Dance of Joy 1 by Monica Stewart 7. Viva Institute  8. Facebook page for Your True Voice 9.  American Kabuki 10. Oprah.com

For a look at my favorite images of peace from 2013, please visit my x0 blog here.
For a look at my favorite images of hope from 2013, please visit my z2 blog here.

The look of joy ….

What does joy look like? Jumping (for joy) and dancing (for joy) seem to be the most common images. Here is one of my favorite from the Viva Institute.

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Click to visit the Viva Institute website

Photography works too, and here is another sure to make you smile. It comes from Oprah’s blog.

Click to read 21 Rules for Everyday Senseless Joy by Leigh Newman

Click for 21 Rules for Everyday Senseless Joy by Leigh Newman

But perhaps humor works best of all. This image doesn’t involve leaping, but it filled me with joy all the same. 🙂

Click to visit American Kabuki

Click to visit American Kabuki

For images of hope shown on my z2 blog, click here. For images of peace shown on my x0 blog click here.

The art of joy

Joy to the World by Emelisa Mudle (click to visit her blog "Heart Art")

Joy to the World by Emelisa Mudle (“Heart Art”)

I enjoyed searching the web awhile back for my other blog “Face Painting for World Peace” to find art for sale based on the theme of world peace.  Turned out there were quite a few interesting pieces available.  I wondered of a similar collection could be found around the theme of joy.

The Color Of Joy by  Michael Durst (Fine Art America)

The Color Of Joy by Michael Durst (Fine Art America)

Yes, it certainly can. Please check out these three beautiful and very different expressions of joy using visual media for an example of what the joy-minded would- be art owner can find. Click on each to visit the blog in parenthesis where the artwork (or in some cases prints) are for sale. Each site, of course, offers numerous other beautiful works of art as well. A look around is sure to leave you feeling more joyful as well.

Dance of Joy  by Monica Stewart (art.com)

Dance of Joy by Monica Stewart (art.com)