Daydreaming Times

I have missed you and the pastel daydreaming times! I am so happy and lucky to have such caring fans, who send me heartfelt messages just to make sure that I’m ok and planning to make a comeback soon. You’re all amazing! I can’t thank you enough for your support and kind words! Although everything has been just great with me (except for the fact that we all have only 24 hours per day), I have been truly touched by your empathy. Having said that, I promise to make more time in future for photography! :)

Daydreaming TimesToday I started a personal challenge that I received recently from a friend… and I am passing it forward with this message. A note to self: remember to take time and daydream: life is simply too wonderful to pass up! Wishing each and everyone of you a lovely, dreamy day with lots of sunshine and happiness!

Sunny Summer Days

It’s Sunday, it’s finally summer here in Finland and it’s Mother’s day! Today I am officially getting started with my summer which will (for sure!) involve lots of sun, colors and joy. I have been craving for those sunshiny days when everything seems to illuminate, bloom, and bathe in light. As it happens, I already yesterday posted on Facebook about spotting some amazing spring colors on my Instagram where I marvelled at the beauty of big, bright, red tulips. It was truly miraculous to see their delicate stems leaning against the wind and look at how their gorgeous petals reach for the sky and sun.

Sunny Summer DaysSunny Summer DaysToday I am extremely happy and grateful for all the mothers out there in the world and wish to celebrate this wonderful day with all of you by sharing some sunny pictures I have captured out on the sunshine fields. May these photographs serve as a reminder to enjoy the little things along the way and strive to make each individual day bright, light, and cheerful. Life can truly be a dreamy, sunlit journey… if one allows it. So, let the butterflies on the meadows set your troubles free and make your mind wonder. Have a delightful day!

Sunny Summer DaysImages by JoyHey

JoyHey For Sarah Gardner: Beyond the Camera Magazine

I’m happy to announce that my pastel-colored artwork together with a fun little interview conducted by my lovely Flickr friend Debbie Wibowo of Delight Fun Art Photography have been featured on the wonderful Sarah Gardner Beyond the Camera Magazine’s 3rd Issue. Full of magical, bright spring photos and insights from talented photographers, this online art magazine is a true source of inspiration for everyone.

Ranging from styling tips to color palettes and much more, reading the magazine will take you to a one-of-a-kind whimsical world where beauty blooms and wonders happens. Among all other amazingness, there’s a dedicated JoyHey section where you can, for instance, read what inspires me as an artist and what I consider to be my all-time favorite image. So click yourself off to check out the sensational spring issue and let me know what you think. Let’s celebrate spring time!

JoyHey For Sarah Gardner Beyond the Camera

Interview images by JoyHey

JoyHey On Shop Til You Drop

I am honored and happy to announce that my bright pastel-colored Rainbow Bubblegum fine art print got featured on the February issue of Shop Til You Drop Australian magazine that offers fun shopping tips coupled with insights on fashion, beauty and living. A big thanks goes to Lou for this is opportunity! Having just received the pdf issue of the magazine, I’m excited to share with you how the section where my photograph was displayed turned out. Doesn’t it look incredibly cute and sweet? From feelgood prints and minivases to statement mugs and colorful frames, this February shopping list appeals to me. Such lovely tiny details and pretty little objects, or what do you think?

JoyHey on Shop Til You Drop

Image via Shop Til You Drop

Pastel Mint Coffee Moment

I love my Iittala KoKo pastel mint coffee cups! Coupled with the adorable mint Primus vacuum bottle they make a perfect pair. Or what do you think? Starting off any day with pastel colors and heavenly good coffee surely is an irresistible combination for me. And not to mention practical – not only are the cute pastel cups gigantic in size (no kidding, these are one big coffee cups!) but also the stainless steel thermos bottle works like charm keeping my coffee warm and safe (no spilling on shirts or bags anymore!).  Pastel Mint Coffee MomentI have once before mentioned on my Facebook site that I am head over heels in love with these sweet cups but never did I guess that my friends would get some for me as a birthday present. Lucky me, right? I was really excited to open up my present and see these lovely cups hiding and peeking somewhere in the middle of all that packaging paper. Even better, the color was exactly what I had wished for – perfectly mint! Although, I must say that the image on the official Iittala website does give a bit different impression color-wise. Actually, the cups are blueish rather than greenish, I would say.

Pastel Mint Coffee MomentIn terms of the vacuum bottle, I hit my eyes on this beauty in a local camping and outdoors shop. It was love at first sight, I must admit. The color really looks like so much fun! I could not have wished for a better color – it is the best JoyHey picnic thermos bottle that I carry proudly with me. Also, I am really fond of the bottle’s simplistic design. If I could change one thing, it would be only that the text would be written in white color – naturally – as is the case with my JoyHey logo. Other than that, it’s super cute and I can highly recommend it to others searching for a lovely bottle to keep those drinks hot and cold.

Pastel Mint Coffee MomentImages by JoyHey

Spring Fantasy

It’s February and we are one step closer to spring! Since I am already excited about all the colors and light that spring brings with it, I decided to arrange my own spring inside the house and ran to the local flower shop eagerly to buy some pastel yellow carnations. For some reason, these flowers really appeal to me. Perhaps it’s their simplistic shape and how their soft petals look very much like ruffles. They awaken my springy mood and make me smile every time I look at them.

Spring FantasyIn order to make the flowers look even cuter in their bunches, you can cut the long stems away, rip off the extra leaves and tie them up with basic rubber bands like I did. This way the flower bundles look as if they were taken straight out of a miniature dollhouse… so adorable! Place the flowers in pretty little jars, short vases or candle votives filled with water and you are ready to enjoy their beauty. I placed mine in large antique candleholders from Crate & Barrel.

Spring FantasySince we’re practically still living the winter months, I thought I’d couple the bright cheerful flowers with some cozy candles to have a charming, warm atmosphere in my home. I thought my mercury votive holders from West Elm looked perfect for this purpose. And actually, I am pretty amazed how lovely the final display turned out. Hope you enjoy this springy daydream. Sending lots of lightness and brightness your way!

Spring FantasyImages by JoyHey

Pastel Pinterest

I just dropped by to tell you that we recently made it to 3000 followers on Pinterest! I’m so inspired of all the wonderful things I’m pinning each day. Hope you are too! :) Join me if you haven’t and let’s turn this world bright, happy and pastel-colored. Visit my Pinterest feed for more inspiration and daily eye-candy.

Pastel PinterestImages by JoyHey

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