Joanne's Blog

Planning the 3rd Zenspirations® Blog-versary Celebration!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I want to start with a colorful welcome to everyone who has recently discovered Zenspirations®.

Our community is comprised of blog subscribers (click here if you’d like to subscribe) and members of the Zenspirations® Create, Color, Pattern, Play Facebook groupand together we.

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Spring Superlatives!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy Spring Everyone!

One easy way to make any design ‘Zenspired’, is to incorporate inspiring words. In celebration of the first day of Spring, I thought I’d share my ‘word-flowers’, and show you how you can create your own.

I usually start with a.

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Nurture Your Creative Spirit

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hi Everyone,

This design, which I call ‘New Beginnings’, was created as an expression of some of the themes in my first blog of the year: 10 Ways to Stay Zenspired in 2017.

Off and on since then, I’ve been contemplating the relationship between creativity.

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Card Variations– Vote for your Favorite!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all the get well wishes! I’m still not feeling 100%, but am definitely on the road to recovery. In addition to resting, I’ve spent time this week working on a new greeting card collection, which will be published in 2018. I’ve created several variations for the.

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Birthday Bonanza!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I appreciate all the nice comments I’ve been getting about the calendar pages I’ve posted, and would love to know the different ways you are using them. A few people mentioned that they missed January’s page, which was included in the first Zenspirations® blog of 2017. Here’s a.

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Go for the Glitter!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I was inspired by all the people who shared the wonderful ways they embellished my new line of Zenspirations® Coloring products, and decided that I wanted to ‘play’, too! I started by using the Koi® Coloring brushes to color one of the frames. I shared this photo with.

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With Love on Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Last week I asked you all to join me in ‘Sharing the Love’ this Valentine’s Day, and I am thrilled that so many people have taken the time to make a card for someone who might not otherwise be getting a Valentine this year.  Hope you will take a.

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Share the Love!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Valentine’s Day, a holiday which focuses on L*O*V*E, is fast approaching, and I invite you to join me on a quest to Share the Love… by sharing our creativity.

Love is the most powerful force in the universe. There is a.

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Praying for L.I.G.H.T.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I have always believed that when you have the ability to make a difference, you also have the responsibility to make a difference, and I strive to make a difference through my art and writing. During troubling times like these, I think it is incumbent upon those of.

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Facebook Live from Phoenix!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I’m writing my blog from Phoenix, where I’ve been having an awesome (albeit somewhat exhausting) time attending the Association for Creative Industries  (formerly known as the Craft & Hobby Association) Creativation Show. It’s been a whirlwind of book signings, new product demos and visiting with my creative friends..

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Illuminating the Darkness

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Today Americans celebrated Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.  Dr. King has long been one of my personal heroes. One of his most meaningful quotes continually fuels my desire to be a ‘light’ into the world.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate;.

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The Zenspirations® Community Art Project

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I am thrilled that so many people expressed interest in a Zenspirations® community art project, and I’d love to put together a project which we could all work on together. Years ago I organized a number of community art projects for children, which required creating something meaningful and attractive.

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