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)





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

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

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

  5. 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. 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. So much joy in this gorgeous piece. Love it.

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

  9. Loving those hearts and your Friday message!

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

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

  12. 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. Beautiful! Valerie

  14. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 says:

    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. 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. 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. These hearts are so lovely! HPPF!

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

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

  25. 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. 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 says:

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

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

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

  30. Loving your thoughts here today…!

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

  33. Lovely work . HPPF

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

    Ilona XXX

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