Joanne's Blog

What’s Your Word of the Year for 2019?

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Few transitions are seamless, and we encountered some technical challenges sending out the first issue of the new Zenspirations® “Live Zenspired” Newsletter. Please accept my apologies if you didn’t get a copy– or if you received more than one. I’m hoping that the second issue, and this accompanying.

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Introducing the Live Zenspired Newsletter!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I am delighted to report (if the technology worked!) that after months of planning, the first edition of the new “Live Zenspired” Newsletter finally launched today!

The Newsletter will include bonus articles in addition to the blog link, plus exclusive.

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What Are You Doing to Make a Difference?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hi Everyone,

There are so many ways to make a difference in the world; all of which start with the desire to do so. You can volunteer your time, donate possessions you no longer need, send a supportive text, introduce people you think should know each other or call an.

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Giving, Growth & Gratitude

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hi Everyone,

“How do you stay grounded in gratitude?” is a question I asked myself in a recent morning journaling page.

Something that helps me appreciate my many blessings is focusing on the things I have, rather than the things I’ve lost..

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Intentional Kindness!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Kindness is more than compassion; more than caring. Kindness is love in action! It is a form of empathy which allows us to momentarily look through another person’s eyes and instinctively know what would bring them comfort.

Intentional kindness is part.

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Card Crafting, Coloring & Creativity Enthusiasts Wanted!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Do you remember when coloring first became popular? I do! Five years ago this week, my first three Zenspirations® coloring books, Flowers, Inspirations, and Abstract were at the printer– and I had NO clue that coloring was about to explode! Zenspirations ‘Create, Color, Pattern, Play.

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Communal Grief: How Do We Heal?

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hi Everyone,

As a lifelong spiritual seeker I strive to listen without judging, to give without expecting, to look for blessings in every situation and to use my talents to make a difference in the world. Prayer is a huge part of my spiritual practice; as an artist and writer.

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A Transformative Journey: Staying in the Flow

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Ten weeks from now we will begin a new year! I’ve started to think about what word to choose for 2019, and wanted to ask those of you who chose a word for 2018 to share (in the comment section) how you selected and used your word, and.

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Calling All Card Crafters!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Although I’ve been designing greeting cards for almost three decades, it’s still a thrill to discover my work in retail stores. I was touched when my friend Judy Appleton found some of my greeting cards at a new store in Orlando, and shared them on my Facebook page.

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Wonderful Watercolor Flowers!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I’m really excited about all the interest in the ZenspirationsDesigns Etsy Shop, and love hearing what you’d like to see in it. For the first couple of weeks I focused on Instant Downloadable Coloring designs. So far the 12 Month Perpetual Coloring Calendar seems to.

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Sacred Questions

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I’ve been asking myself a lot of unanswerable questions lately. Sacred questions. Soul stretching questions.

I’ve come to realize that in some way the question itself IS the answer. For example, while I may not know HOW to create a space in.

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New Zenspirations® Perpetual Coloring Calendar!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Once again, I’ve spent most of the past week working on my new Etsy Shop. I made some tweaks, like adding color behind the Dangle Alphabet to make the letters pop:

As I mentioned last.

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