Joanne's Blog

Kindness & Kindred Spirits

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Zenspirations® is my creative and spiritual journey, and this week marks a milestone: I have been sharing my journey with you in my blog every week for the past two years. In honor of this anniversary, I tried to take time to remember, reflect on, and appreciate where.

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A Delightful Day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I got samples of my new book, Expressions of Nature, today! It’s the ninth in the Create, Color, Pattern, Play series, and I think it’s my best work yet.

I dedicated the book to “the talented artists worldwide who use my.

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And the Winner is…

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Recently someone asked me what I most enjoy about Zenspirations®, and I immediately answered “Being able to collaborate with artists around the world!” It’s exciting to see so many people use my illustrations as a springboard for their own creative efforts! I am continually blown away by the incredible diversity.

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Rhythm, Rhyme, Scripture & Song

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I come from a musical family; my Dad is a cellist, my brother plays jazz violin, two of my cousins are professional musicians, and my uber talented daughter is a worship leader and songwriter. For me, music and prayer are inexorably intertwined and I often incorporate musical themes.

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Miracles, Milestones & ‘Ordinary’ Moments

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Since we celebrated the first day of Spring this weekend, I wanted to start this week’s blog by wishing you all a very Happy Spring. Hope you enjoy the piece I made:

I started with one of the pages from my.

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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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