On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Rediscover your childhood joys

The topic for this week is Rediscover your childhood joys.  This week is all about rediscovering childhood joys. Anything that reminds you of being happy as a child or you dreamed about as a child is allowed. For those of us who had bad childhoods or can’t remember that far back, show us what brings you joy now.  I’m excited to see what you come up with for this week.

The next few weeks concentrate on small strategies for making your job (or home life) a joy.

Tip from Ingrid Fetell Lee:   Rediscover your childhood joys:  What did you find tremendous joy in as a kid, but no longer do? Choose something on this list and go do it.

Feel free to use your photo archives and see what photos you have that fits the current week’s challenge, or even better yet grab you camera and take a new photo!  ENJOY and have FUN.

Upcoming Topics (see Challenge home page for entire list)

  • Blow Bubbles – July 15, 2020
  • Dance It Out – July 22, 2020
  • Rediscover Your Childhood Joys
  • Go “EyeBombing”
  • Brighten Up Dull Chores
  • Take a Field Trip
  • Remember to Hydrate
  • Move for the Joy of It
  • Arrange Your Snacks

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My entry for the week

I don’t have a lot of photos.  But one dream I had when I was six years old, I remember very well, even to this day.  It was so full of life and color.  I was laying looking up to the sky in the middle of a field of flowers.  Guess I was destined to photography flowers.

Lincoln logs were also one of my favorite things to play as a kid.  In real life from when I was 5 to 7 years old I did live in the log house pictured below, located in Tofte, Minnesota on the north shore of Lake Superior.  I found the photo on the web.  As an adult, I have designed on small house for some friends.  I wonder if that goes back to my playing with lincoln logs?  I have always loved playing with software where I could design house floor plans.

I’ve also always liked coloring.  I’m not good at drawing art, but making things bright and colorful is always fun.  I am just getting into dot mandalas and I would love to get good enough to do them on rocks.  Then I want to leave them around various places and have people notify me if they find them.

Here is a photo from the web of dot mandala rock art.

Here are a couple of photos of my first attempt of doing a mandala on paper.  Obviously I have a long way to go.

My desk and art work.
Tools for my new art.

I’ve put together a list of challenges and their hosts.  So if you know a challenge host, please direct them to my blog.  Feel free to contact me anytime.  I hope everyone will be able to use my lists.

Qi (energy) hugs,

Cee

29 Comments

  1. Go for it, Cee! Practice makes perfect, or in German: Practice makes a champion! (or a master crafts(wo)man, depending on the reading). Once you advance to rocks make sure you have the right kind of paint. During the severe lock down I painted pebbles with nail varnish (even using a finishing coat). It was what I had in the house since we couldn’t buy anything non-essential then. Unfortunately, they have faded badly. But they were fun doing!

    My childhood joys are a bit more robust, though: https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/remember/

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  2. Sweet YOU! You look perfect in that field of flowers! I was never any good with Lincoln logs, so perhaps that’s why they didn’t appeal to me. That house is lovely. I have always wanted to live in a log house! Was it wonderful? Can you feel anything but cozy in a log house?

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  3. 🙂 Dear Cee,
    that’s great! Enjoy what you’re doing. You don’t have to be a specialist. It’s all learning by doing. And it should be FUN!
    Enjoy and a very HAPPY week to you,
    Claudia 🙂

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  4. You have an eye for color, geometry, and design — Why am I not surprised at all the enterprising things you’re occupied with? Maybe cause your photography gives these things away 🙂 Thanks for sharing the joy.

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  5. Lovely colourful photos, especially the rock art. There is a lady in a nearby town who paints rocks and she did a “rock drop” recently. I had never heard of this practice before and thought it was great. I didn’t personally find a rock although she did drop some at Sisters Beach but people who did, or whose children/grandchildren did were thrilled with them. Some people keep them, others leave them in another location for someone else to find.

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  6. Like all great artists, your enthusiasm is infectious. You make me want to grab a paint brush and get to work! LOL 😁 I can only echo the praise that has gone before me. Brava!

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