My name is Amanda Joy. For the last few years I have had my hands in clay, creating Sublime Pottery, which has been a dream come true! Before returning to ceramics, after a twenty year break, my creative focus was on painting. Things were really beginning to take off and I was thoroughly enjoying how my painting career was developing but this little voice was whispering in my ear "Maybe you should give pottery another shot". So I put down my brushes and picked up the clay and I have not regretted it one bit...although I do miss painting from time to time. The success I've experienced during this pottery adventure has been beyond my wildest dreams which makes what I am setting out to do now seem crazy.
Another dream has been nudging me lately....writing a book. At the beginning of August 2018 I started taking Fridays off to begin the process of getting this book out of my head. Once I started putting focus on this new dream, it just kept growing and has sprouted into The Joy Spring. I realize that I don't want to write just one book. I want to create a variety of tools for people to cultivate joy in their lives.
The Joy Spring will soon offer journals and creative activity books as tools for cultivating JOY and creating moments of self care in your life. this blog will be a place where I share new journal ideas, as well as snippets from my book-in-process: Stories From The Wellspring: Conversations on the Art of Awakening and Other Revelations.