Joanne's Blog

Compassion, Connection and Community.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I’ve spent most of my career in the greeting card industry, but I didn’t learn first hand about the impact a card can have until after my husband died. I received hundreds of sympathy cards that first month… very few of which I remember. But one friend sent.

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The Waiting Game

Friday, October 7, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Like most of my fellow Floridians, I have spent the past couple of days preparing for Hurricane Matthew.

The last time we had a major hurricane, in 2004, we were without phones for three days, and without power for five days..

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Think Pink!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hi Everyone,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and for the past three years I’ve posted cards from the Zenspirations® ‘Pink Ribbon’ collection for ‘color & creativity enthusiasts’ to share with those they love. I’m thinking about creating some new art this year, to give encouragement, hope and support to cancer patients and their.

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Tools to Stay Zenspired

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hi Everyone,

For the past two and a half years, since I started the Zenspirations® blog, I’ve been signing my posts ‘Stay Zenspired’. To me, staying ‘Zenspired’ means that I am actively focused on being grounded in gratitude, reaching out to others in kindness, staying open to possibility, and trying to.

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It’s Always Something…

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hi Everyone,

What a week! My scan computer crashed, which sadly resulted in the loss of the scans for the Bible Journaling book I’m co-authoring with my friend Regina Yoder. Some of the designs I can just rescan… but many of the images were step-by-step tutorials, where I draw and scan.

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Sharing Zenspirations® Stencil Techniques!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hi Everyone,

My next book, Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith is due in less than a month, and my co-author Regina Yoder and I have a LOT to do if we are going to make the deadline! I spent most of this week working on.

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My Stencil Adventure!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hi Everyone,

As regular blog readers know, I recently designed a line of Inspired Journaling Stencils for The Crafter’s Workshop, which were specifically created with Bible Journalers in mind.

I’ve been designing stencils for TCW for a few years, but believe it or not,.

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I’ve Got Your Number!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I’ve spent most of the week working on the Bible Journaling book… and am pleased to report that we now have an approved title: Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Ways of Expressing Your Faith by Joanne Fink & Regina Yoder.

Those of you who read last week’s blog know that I.

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Bible Journaling & Creative Expressions of Faith

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hi Everyone,

In 2014 an Australian fan wrote to let me know she had shared my lettering videos with her Bible Journaling group. I wrote back to thank her for sharing my videos, and to ask about Bible Journaling, as it was a term I had never heard before. She introduced me.

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The Journey from Grief to Gratitude

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hi Everyone,

To honor the memory of my husband, Andy Trattner, who died five years ago this week, I wanted to share some of what I’ve learned on my Journey from Grief to Gratitude. This is a very long post, and I hope it will bring comfort to those of.

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The Celebration Continues!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hi Everyone,

It’s been a VERY busy week here at the studio! The Lettering Club finally launched on Friday, and the Zenspirations® Create, Color, Pattern, Play Facebook Group’s 1st Anniversary Celebration is in full swing! I did the piece below in a Strathmore® ArtAgain journal with Sakura’s Moonlight Gelly Roll pens.

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Challenges, Growth & Opportunities

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

 

Hi Everyone,

We all face challenges at different times in our lives; and how we embrace these challenges impacts our ability to transcend their circumstances. Challenges force us– and our souls– to grow in unimaginable ways.

The past few years, since I became.

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