You And I


We have all started living creative lives but at some point, we stopped or got distracted. Making the choice to start, to start living and creating, is an important and daily choice. Being who you want to be, doing what you want to do (as an artist, a writer, a creator) takes realizing you want it, exposing yourself to advice and opportunities to get there, and then TAKING those opportunities.

You have to do the realizing, you have to take the advice and YOU have to act on it.


I hope to give you opportunities that will spark you into living and creating, because, as I believe from “The Artist’s Way,” we are all made up of creative energy, we were all created and we were all designed to create. We have bodies for a reason, and we live in a physical world, as our playground, to dream, formulate ideas and then manifest them- to see our creativity manifested. I sincerely hope you will do this.

This blog contains posts to spark your creative side and to get you DOING things through suggested art materials, art techniques, books, exercises, artist studies, insights, and inspiration that I love. I am Maya Joy and I am in the world, and this is my creative experience that I am sharing. I have been helped immensely from other people, from their books, from they’re encouragement to try new explorations and I hope I can do the same for you.


I grew up in a small town in Northern California. I am a graduate from the University of California: Santa Cruz, with a B.A. in Studio Art (Concentration in Painting) and a minor in Physics. I currently reside outside of Louisville, Kentucky, working and making ideas happen. I have great interest in writing, painting, drawing, reading, dancing, physics, Eastern thought, photography and more!

I’m studying Homeopathy at the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy. It is something I’ve been wanting to study ever since I was young and I find it so intriguing! I can’t wait to be certified, offer my skills in other countries and open up my own practice.

It’s all happening.


As everyone, I suffer from “non-creating and non-doing syndrome,” I still catch the disease of laziness, of “that’s not interesting, it’ll be a waste of time,” of “I’ll put that on my list to do another day,” or “I don’t have the money to buy that super nice handmade journal.” But I hope someday to live in vitality, fully alive and unafraid.

And I’m not going to stop.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at:

I sincerely hope to hear from you and good luck!


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