Joanne's Blog

A Colorful Experiment

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share a project I spent much of this past week working on… it’s a Ketubah (Jewish Wedding Contract) design for friends who are getting married this weekend. Their vows will be printed in the circular area in the center of the sun.

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Bringing WHEN YOU LOSE SOMEONE YOU LOVE to Life

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hi Everyone,
Those of you who have been reading the Zenspirations blog for a while may remember that in October I launched my first-ever Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to self-publish,When You Lose Someone You Love, an illustrated book of excerpts from the grief journals I kept after my husband died.

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Love is Transformational!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Love is more than a feeling—it is a way of being. Love is kindness personified.

  • When you look with love, youll see the best in everyone you meet.
  • When you listen with love, you’ll hear the melody of someone’s heart.
  • When you reach out in love, you’ll discover.
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The Color of LOVE

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Love is like the wind… you can’t see it, but you know it is there because you FEEL it. Love is an incredibly powerful force; it transcends language, time and place and brings hope and healing to those going through challenges. The love in our hearts serves as.

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The Path to Wholeness: LOVE

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hi Everyone,

In honor of the upcoming Valentines Day holiday, I am planning to devote the next few blog posts to a subject I feel passionately about: LOVE. And in hopes of helping you stay connected to those you love, next week Ill be posting downloadable.

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Seek, Savor, Sanctify

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hi Everyone,

The beginning of every year is a good time to do some soul-searching, and I have come to the conclusion that rather than trying to DO more, I’m better off when I do less, but am more MINDFUL. When I take time to connect with those I love, make.

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Sharing our Dreams

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I try to listen to the famous “I have a Dream” speech Dr. King gave in 1963– the year before he won the Nobel Peace Prize. I have always admired Dr. King’s commitment to equality, freedom and justice. One of.

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Live Creatively.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hi Everyone,
I’m attending the Craft & Hobby Show in Anaheim, California, and have spent the past few days delightedly reconnecting with old friends, signing books, teaching workshops, doing demonstrations and giving ‘make-n-takes’. The photo below was taken at Sakura’s booth during the make-n-take I gave Monday afternoon.

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Beginning Again

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I was deeply moved by the comments that were left in response to the CROSSROADS piece I posted last week… thank you to everyone who shared from your heart… especially those who shared the lessons they learned on their 2014 journey… STILLNESS… GRATITUDE… STAYING GROUNDED… KNOWING GOD CARES….

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Crossroads 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hi Everyone,
Life hands each of us challenges that we’d rather not face… and yet it is these very challenges which often cause the greatest spiritual growth. I wrote the piece below for the many people I care about who have been facing serious challenges this past year, in the.

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Christmas Spirit

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hi Everyone,

The holiday season is a magical time of year… it is a time when we try to be our best selves– kind, caring, generous, patient and compassionate. A time when our hearts are open to miracles… when we believe that PEACE is a possibility, that LOVE can light.

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Believe in Miracles

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Since the holiday of Hanukkah begins at sundown tonight, I created this week’s Zenspirations(R) as a way of sharing the meaningful message of the Hanukkah story– Miracles do come true!

For those who are not familiar with the story, Hanukkah, also known.

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