Joanne's Blog

International Coloring Contest!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hi Everyone,
One of the Zenspirations® regular blog followers is celebrating her birthday on Friday, and I wanted to share the Dangle Monogram card I made for her. Hope you have a wonderful birthday Kristie!

For those of you who would like to create your.

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Color, Creativity, Grief & Gratitude

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Have you ever heard the saying “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” It’s a powerful sentiment… and every time I read it I am reminded how important it is to stretch beyond your comfort zone. This week I’ll be doing just that when.

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Creative Connections

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hi Everyone,

There is something incredibly special about being part of a group of people who share your creative passions, and I am fortunate to belong to more than one such group. This weekend I delightedly introduced members of the Zenspirations® Create, Color, Pattern, Play community to members of the Lettering Arts.

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Welcome to My World!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my World! It’s a world of Color, Creativity & Connection where artistic exploration is encouraged, shared and celebrated. For those of you who are newcomers to the blog, Zenspirations® is a combination of my personal philosophy and art.

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Check out the new Zenspirations® Website!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Hi everyone,

I’m really excited to share three pieces of good news;

  1. My new website is up!
  2. I’m having a Coloring Contest to celebrate, and there are GREAT prizes!
  3. Sony Pictures used 8 of my designs to make a promotional coloring book for Miracles from Heaven, a movie starring Jennifer Garner and Queen.
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A Double Celebration

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hi Everyone,
Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day, and got to spend time with someone you love.

I have a good friend who has a double celebration on February 14th, as it is also her birthday. This is the card I made her:

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Milestone Celebrations

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hi Everyone,

As those of you who watch my videos know, I never leave the house without an assortment of Sakura’s awesome pens… at a minimum I’ll have 01 Microns, and several colors of the Koi Coloring Brushes with me. In addition to using the Koi Coloring brushes for coloring.

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Dangle Valentine

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hi Everyone,
Since it is February, and Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I thought I’d share my favorite Valentine’s Day card with you, and explain how I created this Zenspirations® Dangle Design:


I started by drawing the line art with Sakura’s Pigma Micron.

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Open Your Heart to Possibility

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Before I started Zenspirations® in 2009, I spent most of my career in the greeting card industry. So as February approaches, I naturally start thinking about Valentine’s Day (the second largest card sending occasion in the United States!), and the underlying message of the holiday—L*O*V*E. Love.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hi Everyone,
Being in Atlanta on Martin Luther King Day is an incredible experience. The entire city celebrates Dr. King’s legacy, and his moving “I have a dream” speech is widely broadcast. As a writer who hopes my words will not only provide comfort and inspiration, but will be a.

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Creative Connections

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I’m having a blast at the Craft & Hobby Show in Anaheim, California, and wanted to share photos from the ‘Make-it, Take-it’ project I led for Sakura this weekend. I provided pre-printed Zenspirationsimages, and I showed how to color them with the awesome Koi® Coloring Brushes. Below is a montage.

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Happy 2016!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy 2016 Everyone!

Hope your new year is off to a great start, and that you were able to greet 2016 with a hopeful heart.

I celebrated New Year’s Eve by trying out some new tools… the 2016 was done with Derwent’s metallic colored pencils on.

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