Joanne's Blog

Doodles for My Daughter

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Hard as it is for me to believe, my daughter is graduating from college this week, and will be heading off to grad school in Colorado. She is super excited, both to be finishing college, and to be embarking on a new adventure. We took a lot of photos.

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Live by Inspiring Others to Fly

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I was thrilled to be able to include the tag line for Zenspirations®, “Live by Inspiring Others to Fly“, in my new line of rubber-stamps for Spellbinders. I asked my friend Dawn Winburn, an amazing stamper and crafter, to make a few samples. She started by making a dimensional.

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Celebrate Life!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Since its inception on April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans joined forces to raise awareness about environmental issues, Earth Day has helped create a global community of people dedicated to protecting our natural resources.

The theme for Earth Day 2017.

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Season of Miracles

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hi Everyone,

This week, during the sacred season of rebirth and renewal, Christians & Jews the world over are observing Passover, Easter and Greek Orthodox Easter. For those who walk in faith, it is a time for remembrance, reverence and reflection; an opportunity to allow our hearts to become open.

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Watercolor Washes that WOW!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I love being part of different creative communities, and as a lettering artist, one of my favorite communities is my local calligraphy guild, the Scribes of Central FloridaSome Florida scribes who live more than an hour from where our guild meets recently founded the Ocala.

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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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