Wednesday, June 22, 2011

art therapy

I would like to thank all of you for the beautiful comments and all the emails!  I never expected such a beautiful reaction to my work. It makes me so happy and gives me wings!  This is exactly what I want to give back to my audience...a huge smile!  I want to make people happy when they look at my paintings, to forget their every day troubles, even for a few minutes, to transport them to a different world :)
We need to smile more :))
I want to share a story with you.. A few years ago, when I first moved here, in Athens, Greece, I taught adult art classes. I was very nervous, because it was in a new environment, my Greek is very good, but when it comes to art language I struggle... I ended up teaching that class in half greek, half english  lol!  My students would just smile when I would do that. 
Anyway, the class was a group of five women, and from the very first class we just clicked!  Have you ever had this experience? Where you meet someone and immediately know that this person will change your life somehow?!   We formed this amazing bond, poured our hearts out to each other, shared intimate stories. We did art and therapy at the same time!! what was said in the classroom, stayed in the classroom :)  They called our sessions, art therapy and told me how I inspired them to open up as artists and as women!  The truth is, that they were the ones inspiring me!  like you all are, right now!!  I feel like I'm on top of the world!!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart:))


  1. Hi Joanna!
    Thank you so much for the comments on my blog. I wish I lived near by you :-) I would REALLY like to see your paintings in real life! They are so very inspiring and full af lovely colors! Happy I found your blog :-)

  2. I would love to meet you too in person--this is exactly how I want people to feel when they view my art also. Art doesn't have to be so serious. I just love it when it looks like a dream you might have.
    And you're so fortunate to have connected with this special group of ladies--what a great bond!

  3. Joanna, What a wonderful story of friendship, art, & how we are meant to "find" certain "soul sisters" in our lives! I love hearing about creative woman sharing & supporting each other. So happy you have that special bond with those ladies. :) Adorable mermaids too!!

  4. So excited you found my blog, because now I've found you! I love, love, love your art. It is so happy and joy filled! I looked through all of your pictures and they are fantastic. The colors you use are so vibrant and merry making. So happy to meet you! :)

  5. That class sounds like heaven to me. I teach a little and love when my students share with me and I can share a little of me with them. I had one class that I was especially close with and it was the best time and honestly I think I did my best teaching with them. Still enjoying your work- especially the Summer of color challenge results.

  6. What a wonderful experience to have. It is so special when we meet like-minded souls and can share such a close bond with them. I am finding my special like-minded souls here in blogland. Since I moved to the country I haven't met any artistically inclined souls so I treasure the ones I meet here!

    I love your mermaids, the colors - so summer!
    Hugs, Jessi xox


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