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Joanne's Blog

Freedom Isn’t Free

Tuesday,May 27, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I feel incredibly blessed to live in a country where we are free to choose who we marry, where we live, how many children we have, the type of work we do, and so much more. We are free to choose our faith, our friends, and what we.

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Gradient (“Ombre”) Watercolor Washes

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I recently discovered an easy technique to create beautiful gradient watercolor washes using only two tools; a Koi Coloring Brush and a water-brush. The swan below was drawn with a Pigma Micron 01 on Strathmore 400 Series drawing paper; the two washes were done on Canson 90lb watercolor.

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Faith, Friends & Family Fun!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hi Everyone,

This weekend my children and I got to celebrate two very special events with friends & chosen family: a baby shower for my friend Gladys’s grandson, and the Bar Mitzvah of family friend Sam Fender.

While the events were very different, they were similar in core ways. Both united.

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New Zenspirations Dangle Design Video!

Tuesday,May 13, 2014

Hi Everyone,

In November I filmed some new Zenspirations videos for Sakura, and they just let me know that “Zenspirations Dangle Designs for Lettering & Handmade Cards” has just started airing this week!

So if you like to Dangle as much as I do, grab a Micron and some paper, and.

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The Art of Remembrance

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Mother’s Day is a happy occasion– I awoke this morning to balloons, plants, chocolate covered strawberries (yum!) and heartwarming cards. I delighted in talking to my Mom & Dad, my in-laws, my children & several friends. For me, it was a lovely day. But today was not a.

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Zenspirations Mother’s Day Project

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hi Everyone,
Since Mother’s Day is this week, I want to encourage you to use your creative gifts to show someone you care. It could be your mom, a mom you admire, or a friend who recently lost their mom. I’d love to see what you do– please e-mail your.

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