|"Joyous" collage with Pandia by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.|
This one comes from a delightful 13 minute TedTalk by Ingrid Fetell Lee on Where Joy Hides and How to Find It. She describes an experience from her Design class where she became curious about the connection between joy and tangible objects. She began to ask people what brings them joy, the Nancy Drew of Joy. She discovered bubbles, tree houses, balloons, ice cream cones, and rainbows are pretty universal in their ability to bring us joy. She discovered pops of color and circular shapes are very pleasing. It's only 13 minutes but a very well spent 13 minutes.
"...if the aesthetics of joy can be used to help us find more joy in the world around us, then couldn't they also be used to create more joy?"
Try this. Listen to this short talk and try incorporating some of her ideas into your creative efforts.