There is Always A Grey Area…

Some inspiration for your day!




Black and white, it’s a given.

What we need to remember though, is, with black and white, also comes grey.

To be the best we can be, we must learn to live in the grey areas of life. This is where we gain strength, insights, wisdom, and authenticity.

Living in the grey area, is, where we become the masterS of our own lives.




Thank you,

Joyful Jo





2017 Joyful Wishes

2017 Joyful wishes and positive vibes coming your way.. Hope the first week of your new year is all you’ve wanted it to be.

1 week down, 51 to go… let this be your best year yet!


Guardian travel photography competition: 2016 – the winners — Thelifeofourtimes’s Weblog

In 2016, Guardian readers entered thousands of fantastic images to the paper’s monthly travel photo competition. Here are the best for the whole year

via Guardian travel photography competition: 2016 – the winners — Thelifeofourtimes’s Weblog

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year from Joyful Jo!

A few tips and tricks (and inspiring photography) to help guide you through your best year yet!


1. Dedicate one day per month to passion projects. Imagine, 1-11 hours or more, every month – towards goals that excite you.

2. Do something you’ve never done before.

3. Go somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit. A day trip up the coast? Perhaps, an African Safari?

4. Invest $100 or more toward something that helps improve your design projects and work flow.

5. Create a wishlist of 10-12 tasks/dreams/goals – you’d love to accomplish within the next 12 months. Put your list up on the fridge, or on your bathroom mirror.

6. Commit to learning something new. A weekend workshop? A new diploma?

7. Acknowledge your accomplishments. Reward yourself. Give yourself a pat on the back and reflect on all you’ve achieved up to this point.

8. Give back, share the wealth, and pay it forward. It’s easy to forget how lucky we are to know what we know.

9. Visualize your future – make a conscious effort each week (each day is even better), to picture your life a few years down the road … even just 6 months or 1 – 2 years, creates more clarity.

10. Accept who you are and find your uniqueness. Be the you, you were born to be!

11. Make an outrageous wish! One crazy and close to impossible wish. Imagine what would happen and how your life would look like, if this wish came true.

12. Be a tourist in your own town. Visit a museum or art gallery. Go sightseeing. Why not?

13. Turn your phone off for A WHOLE DAY. I dare ya …

14. Invest 5% more than you did last year.

15. Volunteer your time 5% more than you did last year. Imagine what the world would look like, if everybody cared just a little bit more.

16. Re-arrange all the furniture in at least one room of your house.

17. Create something for the future.

Thank you!

Written and edited by Jo Martinez.

To stay in touch with Jo, visit:


Unique Visuals – 3D Project Creation


What you see here are images from a recent design project created with 3D software.  The chess pieces were actually created as part of a city scape scene.  You’ll notice, they are very chess-like looking buildings.  That 3D city scape project, was actually the main inspiration for creating this concept environment.


Joyful Jo – The Designer!


PS – I’ve added a new page to my website.  Check it out, when you have time:


PPS – YES!  I’m open to new creative work project requests and opportunities!

PPPS – Thank you!



Merry Wishes to YOU!


Wishing you all the very best this holiday season.  May your moments be filled with many happinesses!




Now Accepting New Freelance Projects


If you’re looking for help with sales improvements, small business marketing, website copy, graphic design work, or even sales consults and mentoring ~ get in touch.

I’m now accepting new freelance work projects for winter.  Let me help you better serve those you serve.

Looking forward to serving you, soon!

Thank you!








This goal, is one which is very dear to Jo’s heart.  It is part of Jo’s life purpose, part of her calling, this goal is much too large to be accomplished on her own…

To find out more regarding this vision, visit:

Much help is needed to bring the long-term vision to reality.

How soon are funds needed?  


Current Ways to Contribute:


Go Fund Me Donation –

Paypal Me Donation –


Hire Jo to do Freelance Work –

Help spread the word –


To find out more regarding this vision, visit:


Cheers to your joys and success.

Thank you!




Branding And Design Solution – Cruise Line

The task for this project was to create a new transport company, which is unique to what is currently on the market.

The result is what you see here…  A Pet Friendly Cruise Line.  This is a fictitious company created to show and display advertising mock-ups and brand guidelines.

Like what you see… feel free to get in touch.


Like what you see… feel free to get in touch.


Package Design Solution – Chess Set

Package Design Solution for a Premium Chess Set. Inspired by Joyful Outcomes.

For more information get in touch or visit:

Landscape Photography – Electric Sunset


This spontaneously inspired photoshoot is what can result when we have plans, yet allow ourselves to detach from the outcomes.

This is when magic happens!

May your Monday be filled with many magical moments.  Enjoy your day!

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