I found a few more thoughts after posting about my Alice project. I mentioned in that post that I felt I wasn't getting enough whimsy lately. And I need my whimsy--I love the fanciful, the fairy touched, the dreamy. I need them in my life.
Whimsy and joy are two big reasons why I do what I do. I do this for the joy of playing with colors and papers and inks and paints. I do what I do for the joy of stringing words together to say something that is mine. I do it for the joy of sharing this with other people who are seeking their own creative paths.
If you are reading this blog, you know the joy of your own creativity, or you at least believe that there can be joy in it. I am doing this Alice project for my own joy. And I'm here to remind you that we must seek our joy. It is what will keep us alive and vibrant. And joyful. So just remember (and I say this to myself as well as to you): as you seek out projects, activities, things to spend your time and heart on, remember to always do it for joy.