The Joy Project
The JOY Project. The idea is simple. Create and share reminders of positive thoughts with friends, family, and mostly strangers: Joy. I designed a simple charm/token to carry in a pocket, purse, or bag. Pocket Joy. Over the last four years, I’ve handed out over 8,000 to pretty much everyone I meet. In return, I’ve received many wonderful smiles and promises to share more JOY with others who may need it even more.
Joy Art Project
The JOY Art Project. After giving away so many Pocket Joys, it was time to try something different. I’m creating larger, collectible, very special Joys. Joy as art. Each Joy is packaged with an explanation and unique number and selectively handed out or mailed to perfect strangers around the country. If you received a unique Joy, you can find it by clicking the gallery link below and you wish, share a few thoughts about what gives you Joy in your life.
I’m a designer. I create and share a series of 3D printable designs in an effort to put more positive energy into the air. One of the designs became the little Joys you can carry in your pocket.
I’ve also created a few special pieces of Joy art. The one on your right is called Big Joy. You can see it and Joy Fwd, Joy Box, and my wood sculpture, plus outstanding work from three very talented artists at our 4X4 group show at the Northwind Gallery in Port Townsend from June 9-August 6, 2022. An artist walk-through is scheduled for 1 pm on July 9th. This historic Washington town is a beautiful place to visit. Stop in.