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June #10DCAC –

Choose Joy Studio – Prompts for June #10DCAC

Thought I’d share my responses to the prompts for June. Hope you can join in next month! Lynne and I will be back July 1 with more prompts. Share the creativity!

#10DCAC June 9 Birds & Bees

Photo by Gail Higgins Photography

I love macro photography. I love to see things UP CLOSE and marvel at the beauty of an ant or a bee or a weed. One photographer who gets the best photos of birds, insects, bees and flowers is Gail Higgins. Her IG account is filled with fabulous photos of birds, bees, insects, flowers. You should follow her! She is doing a 100 Day Project of macro photography.

Photo by J M Neely Photography

Did you know that bees sleep? I was so intrigued when I saw this sweet photo I had to go research! I had just never considered it before.

Bees can symbolize being ‘busy as a bee’ or being a Messenger. Having you heard of the tradition of “Telling the Bees”?

“This is where the beekeeper treated their bees as extended members of their own family and kept informed of any family news in the household. Beekeepers also needed to talk to the bees in calm voices and never use harsh words for fear of upsetting the bees. Marriages, new births and especially deaths were marked by decorating the hive and telling the bees what had happened.”

I’m not sure what I’ll do in my art journal for this prompt yet! I’m filled with ideas and information. What can you come up with? Hope you are enjoying the prompts this month! Lynne with Open Hearts Studio and I love seeing what you do with them.

#10DCAC June 7


The Livin’ Is Easy

Summertime –

This song, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, George Gershwin. Oh my . . .

Nothing better. Grab your art journal, a piece a paper, your favorite colors, (I used oil pastels) and take a few minutes to listen. Let your mind follow the rhythm, the melody and let your hands dance with the page.

Hoping you share with Lynne and I. Use #10DCAC on IG or share on Facebook. We are happy to have you join us on this monthly journey of choosing art!

#10DCAC June 5 –

Sandcastles & Seashells

June brings me a sense of freedom. I did not grow up near the ocean but June feels like the month for sandcastles, the beach and seashells! I actually lived in the Southwest until my late 20’s. The sandcastle you see in the photo was given to me for my desk when I worked at an office with no windows! I loved this piece of sand and what it represented. I would dream of visiting a beach and listening to the waves crash.

Now I live close to the beach. I don’t get to the beach near enough but this year my goal is to go and wander and spend time with the sand and water.

What memories do you have of sandcastles and seashells?

What brings you that sense of freedom?

#10DCAC June Prompt 3 – Ladders to Nowhere

Buddha’s Ladder
Artist – Paul Fullerton

Day 3 of #10DCAC

Also seen on my unexpected trip to UF in Gainesville, FL was this piece. I had not ever heard of Buddha’s Ladder. And the name is not what drew me it was the blue, blue sky behind the sculpture. Reminded me of the skies in New Mexico. Which led me to think of Georgia O’Keefe and her ladder in the sky. Then I noticed the name of the piece and then I noticed the spiral in Buddha’s ladder! Spirals appear often in my art.

Ladders to Nowhere – transitioning from one time in your life to another. We each have these transitions occur. What do you do when your life is in transition? I’d be curious to know. And what does this prompt bring up in your art medium?

Share if you can. Use #10DCAC on IG or Facebook. I’ll be back to post my art! Can’t wait to see yours!