I’m working on a poster project for a photoshop class. The task is to create a large poster with a word and fill the word with images, words, phrases that correspond to the chosen word. This is my first draft…I’m thinking my version is more visual / has more of a photographic element. I’m a photographer so I need to see images when I work in photoshop. The good news: my instructor gave me positive feedback on my rough draft.

My creative process…I began with the word joy. After reading a book by Joyce Meyer and seeing such gloom and doom in the news I want to focus on something positive. I think people can use a pickup. Using tools like laughter to embrace joy and happiness to help make sense of these difficult times.

Joy Poster


The human race hasĀ  one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

-Mark Twain

We need to lighten up, enjoy life. Even when things are not perfect you can still laugh in the face of it. I recently read some information about joy and specifically laughter by Joyce Meyer. Children laugh on average 150 times a day, while adults laugh 4 to 8 times a day. Scientific studies show that laughter is like a medicine because it can cause the release of endorphins that reduce stress, boost the immune system, lower cholesterol, stimulate the nervous system, and increase cardiovascular health.


Most know laughter can pull us out of depression or sadness; it can even give us boosts of energy; and it can completely change our attitude or outlook on a situation.

~Joyce Meyer