Revolution Evolution

It occurred to me today that we are as a country entering a time of revolution. And it’s likely to impact the rest of the world. Hopefully this will be a non-violent revolution but certainly akin to the 1960s when the collective consciousness took a gigantic leap not albeit without some struggle and sacrifice.


Jill Joy - She's Come Undone - oil on canvas - 60x72"

Breakdown leads to break through when it’s handled consciously. It is now up to us as individuals to decide how we’re going to fight the current regime of fear and division. The deprivation of the freedom of one is the deprivation of the freedom of all. Make no mistake we are all connected. And if we allow limitations on the freedoms of Muslims, gays, immigrants or other vulnerable populations further incursion into freedom will occur even in groups that think themselves invulnerable.


Do You Love Me - oil on canvas - 60x48"

How will you fight? And what will you do to insure a better future? We now have the opportunity to use this time of division and struggle to catapult our nation and our Collective Consciousness further than it was before this reality TV star came to power.


Red Dawn ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎sandiego‬ ‪#‎LAarts‬ ‪#‎Losangeles‬ ‪#‎contemporaryart‬ ‪#‎abstractpainting‬ #interiordesign

The breaking of a new idea, a new illumination into ones conscious mind. The rising sun icon in my work represents the emergence of the spirit or soul from the sea of ego based desires and attachments toward an illuminated state of unconditional love and forgiveness.

Available – Jill Joy – Red Dawn – oil on canvas – 45x69x2.5

Red, magenta, orange and white abstract painting that references the sea and the sky as metaphors for universal consciousness. Serene, dynamic and powerful.

Available – Jill Joy – Red Dawn – oil on canvas – 45×69

The original oil painting is available. Giclee prints on canvas are stretched over 2″ deep stretcher bars with complementary color printed on the side (ready to hang). Prints are also available on archival cotton rag paper suitable for framing. All prints are hand signed by the artist.

Additional sizes and print media (plexiglass, aluminum, etc.) are available. For custom sized prints contact Jill.

“The Journey”

the secret keeper

“The Journey”

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice —
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do —

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It’s a Party & You’re Invited! #art #sandiego #culture

Studio Grand Opening – Sat, June 21, 6 – 8 pm

710 13th Street @ G Street, Suite 201, San Diego 92101

Hi Fellow Bloggers and Followers, If you find yourself in or near San Diego next weekend, you are invited to celebrate the grand opening of my new studio. On view: recent paintings from The Consciousness Series.

Jill Joy - Art Lofts Studio - w Rain1,100 sq ft studio located on the 2nd floor of the Art Center Lofts building above the New School for Architecture. Featuring the acoustic music of Crumb Dread. Art, food, drink, music…What could be better?!

Please RSVP to and feel free to bring guests.

What’s your mission?

Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean

Your soul has a special mission. Your soul is supremely conscious of it.

Maya, illusion or forgetfulness, makes you feel that you are finite, weak and helpless. This is not true. You are not the body. You are not the senses. You are not the mind. These are all limited. You are the soul, which is unlimited. Your soul is infinitely powerful. Your soul defies all time and space.

Can you ever realise your soul? Can you be fully conscious of your soul and be one with it? Certainly you can. For, in fact, you are nothing other than the soul. It is your soul that represents the natural state of consciousness. But doubt makes it difficult to realise the soul. Doubt is man’s fruitless struggle in the outer world. Aspiration is the seeker’s fruitful confidence in the inner world. Doubt struggles and struggles. Finally it defeats its own purpose…

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The Artist and Her Studio #art

Every artist needs a place to work. I just recently moved into the space below, 981 square feet in the East Village in San Diego. I’m on the second floor over an architecture school. I can’t tell you how exciting and terrifying this move was and is. For the first time in my artistic life I have ample space to work, show and store my paintings.

710 13th w Paintings - 1Moreover there is adequate ventilation, privacy and ability to control the temperature. These seem like small things, but they are not. Space cost money and quality space costs even more. So this is a huge leap for me…out on my own, trying to make it all work. “Live the dream” as they say. I had no idea how hard it is to live the dream, but it’s my dream and I can’t live any other.


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