|My Ikigai - What gets me up in the morning|
So I created the collage first. I wanted an image of "getting up" in spite of it all. A background which conveys urban decay was perfect. Then I used a Photoshop brush adapted from an AdBusters image which shows kids leaping. This speaks to me of hope and energy. Then to find my six words which came very quickly; Joy, Art, Magic, Love, Generosity, and Happiness. For me joy, magic, love and generosity go into my art making which of course makes me happy, fills me with inner satisfaction and lights up my brain chemistry, my internal reward system.
So thank you Janet and Gretchen for passing this concept along. I would challenge all of us to see what comes when we try to put "what gets us up in the morning" into six words. Very fun!