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August Arts and Health Challenge: Joy

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 1, 2013, 12:00 AM

Hi everyone,

We are opening a new month on a positive note; the challenge theme for August will be Joy. Living with a health condition (or caring for others who do) does not have to be all doom-and-gloom! What are the things that bring you joy, even amid the darkness?

Joy is essential to life. Researchers have shown that, generally speaking, people who have more joy in their lives tend also to be healthier. Sometimes in life, it is too easy to forget to take a moment and drink in something that makes us joyful. It is medicine in and of itself.

Your entries to this challenge should focus on the theme, "JOY."

Here are the rules:

You can enter as many times as you want, but you must be a member of Arts-and-Health to participate.

The admins and/or guests will choose one winner to receive a three-month subscription-- something large enough to be rewarding but not so large that it is coercive.

We will judge based on, "Which piece moved us the most?" 
So, you don't have to be an advanced artist to enter.

All media (literature as well as all visual media) are welcome.

Please submit to the August Challenge - Joy folder in the group's gallery.

At the end of the month, we will put together a newsletter with the art submitted to this theme and share it site-wide.

Don't forget that you can also submit non-challenge-related deviations to the other folders in the gallery at any time. :D

What makes you joyful? Show us!!!

Peace and dA love,

Your Co-Founder team

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The August Challenge for the group #Arts-and-Health will focus on JOY!
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Irino Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
It's a great theme! :)
Valentine345 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   Photographer
I really like the idea of this challenge and also of the group you made. It's beautiful :clap:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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