Joanne's Blog

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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Legacy

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I was blessed to have been married to an incredible man for 29 years; this past Friday would have been his 59th birthday. I miss him terribly, but try to see each October 21st as an opportunity to celebrate his life, honor his legacy, and remember him and the.

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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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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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The Art of Remembrance

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Rarely does a day go by that I don’t have a pen or brush in my hand… creating Zenspirations® designs is a form of meditative prayer for me. Most days I write and doodle whatever is in my heart… and this week much of the art I created was.

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Remembering with Love

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I have a favor to ask– will you please help me bring comfort and hope to healing hearts? I’ve created a new coloring card, Remembering with Love, and I’d like to share it with as many people as possible. I’m asking you to download and print out several copies.

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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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A LEGACY of LETTERS — Remembering Hermann Zapf

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Hi Everyone,

As many of you heard, master calligrapher and typographer Hermann Zapf, died this week at 96. Every calligrapher and typographer I know credits Zapf with having influenced the way they look at letter design. Although Professor Zapf was well into his nineties, his death has caused widespread sadness..

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Cherished Memories

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I need to start by saying THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to support — and share– my Kickstarter. Publishing When You Lose Someone You Love  is really important to me, so it means a great deal to have gotten such strong support at the.

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A Prayer for Peace

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hi Everyone,

When tragedy strikes, it is incumbent upon each of us to ask what we can do to help. Like many people around the world, I found the murders of the three Israeli teenagers, Eyal Yifrach, 19; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Naftali Frankel, a 16-year-old dual U.S.-Israeli citizen, shocking. But.

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Freedom Isn’t Free

Tuesday,May 27, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I feel incredibly blessed to live in a country where we are free to choose who we marry, where we live, how many children we have, the type of work we do, and so much more. We are free to choose our faith, our friends, and what we.

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