Joanne's Blog

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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Barbi’s Butterflies

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hi Everyone,

My friend Barbi, who would have turned 75 today, was an incredible human being. Through the years she became my ‘go-to’ person whenever I needed a sounding board. Barbi was one of the most intelligent, creative, passionate and opinionated people I have ever known. We shared a love.

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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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HOME

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I’ve spent much of the past month on the road; visiting friends and family, filming videos for Sakura & episodes of the PBS television show Scrapbook Soup, and attending SURTEX & the National Stationery Show in NY. It was at the.

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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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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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Dazzling Dreams!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I love alliteration, and enjoy lettering uplifting and empowering words that all start with the same letter, like the ‘Dazzling Dreams’ design above. Using Sakura’s awesome Gelly Roll Moonlight pens, I started by hand-lettering as many inspiring ‘D’ words as I could.

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Faith, Friends & Family Fun!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hi Everyone,

This weekend my children and I got to celebrate two very special events with friends & chosen family: a baby shower for my friend Gladys’s grandson, and the Bar Mitzvah of family friend Sam Fender.

While the events were very different, they were similar in core ways. Both united.

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For the “LIGHTS” in my life…

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hi Everyone,

Do you know a “Light into the World”? I’m referring to someone who continually and unselfishly works to make a difference; who is committed to spreading light and love wherever they can. I am blessed to personally know several ‘Lights’; I.

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