Paint Me Grateful

I thought I would start today by sharing a few of my favorite paintings I have done with you, as well as a few things I am grateful for.

Black Jesus 2015


Four Seasons 2016


Elemental 2016


Arizona 2015


Exhale 2016



Precipice 2016


Four Elements 2015


Barren Beauty 2016


Look Up 2016


Do you see? 2016



Tree of Love 2016


I am so thankful for the friends in my life who talk to me when my mind runs wild, and cheer me up when my emotions threaten to overwhelm.

I am so thankful that God sent me these two beautiful munchkins to call my own and to learn from and to grow with.

I am so thankful that I live in a country where a woman can take advantage of opportunities and choose what she wants her life to look like.

I hope that as you go through your day today, you will look around and find something to be grateful for. We have a God who can do “exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20), but sometimes it takes a little searching to find the good things in life. Enjoy the hunt!




About Shannon Joy

I am a single mama with two incredible munchkins. I confuse most people and the deeper you delve into the rabbit hole, the more lost you will become. I pray a lot, work a lot, learn a lot, volunteer a lot and tend to do a lot... I love my life. The past few years have been an incredible journey, full of ups and downs. Thankfully, I have made the choice to see challenges as opportunities and it makes me so much stronger than I ever thought possible. I love to write and paint and feel that being creative is my God-given talent. I am so excited to share my life and experiences with you. Although I am a diamond in the rough, I known that I am being chiseled and hewn by God's grace and my own perseverance. I love comments and feedback, so please send a little love when you can. I will always try to respond personally and in a timely fashion.
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