Radical Joy Revealed
November 8, 2017

Radical Joy Revealed is a weekly message of inspiration about finding and making beauty in wounded places. We hope you'll enjoy these doorways into places that are both familiar and surprising, and we welcome your suggestions, stories, and photos. Click here to subscribe. 

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A RadJoy bird created over a photo of a wounded place by a student in the 
"Flying Dreams" class. Photo by Joy Kreves
Artist Joy Kreves creates works that, as she describes it, "explore human-earth-universe interconnectedness." For several years, she has also participated in the Global Earth Exchange, making creative acts of beauty in the form of RadJoy Birds for the land and water near her home in Ewing, New Jersey.

Recently, for "Flying Dreams", a mixed media art class she taught, Joy asked students to choose a photograph of a wounded place and create a bird over it using found materials. One work of art is above; to see others, click here.

The results are enchanting and exemplify yet another way in which we can create beauty for the places we love. Imagine people from many places making acts of beauty  for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, for the island of Puerto Rico, for refugee camps. Thank you, Joy and students, for widening our net. 
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Upcoming Events from Radical Joy for Hard Times

November 17-19
Rowe Center, Rowe, MA
Trebbe Johnson's workshop on how spending time in and making beauty for wounded places can bring clarity, compassion, and healing for our own inner wounds as well. 

It's easy to make beauty anywhere! Here's how!

New from Radical Joy for Hard Times founder
Trebbe Johnson:
a book filled with ideas for creating simple, imaginative, collaborative gifts of beauty for hurt places in nature and in your community! 
To order click here.
Radical Joy for Hard Times is a global community of people dedicated to finding and making beauty in wounded places. Reconnecting with these places, sharing our stories of loss, and making acts of beauty there, we transform the land, reconnect people and the places that nourish them, and empower ourselves to make a difference in the way we live on Earth. 
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