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by Kristy Rice


Yes, okay I’m quoting myself, which I realize is the biggest taboo in the world but seriously it’s okay.  I don’t think I’m just that cool but I do have a mini-mission I’m passionate about and wanted to share a bit today, with the help of Kelle from Designsgirl of course. If you want to know more about #artforjoysake check here and here!


Joy has been a big, beautiful, powerful word for me over the last 10 months.  A lot has happened.  Life is ever surprising me.   Perspectives are changing in my brain and what once mad me “happy” now seems to have disappeared into the abyss of my memory. {Joy is my mission these days because joy is a guarantee, happiness is only a hope.} Happiness is conditional. Joy meets us wherever we are and grows from a grateful heart.  Joy isn’t dangled in front of us dependent on what we might get from someone.  Joy just rests quietly on our shoulders […]

Super excited for the very post “Painterly Prose” post here!  Each Friday I will be welcoming a new calligraphy artist to share their work next to some of my favorite watercolor patterns. This week we have Kelle of Designsgirl Calligraphy and C.S. Lewis…

There is one conference and meeting of the minds that I’ve attended consistently for the last 8 years…I’ve blogged inspiration and my “speaker sketches” time and time again from Engage! THE Wedding Business Summit.  And do you know why I continue to return again and again, besides the fact that each summit is held at the most stunning properties? The people friends, the people. {Over the years I’ve met and made lifelong friends and this is a big deal for someone as shy as me!  Engage! can look flashy and fancy and wow, AND it is all those things, but […]