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Questions & Conversations

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hi Everyone,

As I was preparing for Irma’s impending arrival, I started to ask myself questions– What really matters to me? What do I cherish? What will I save if there’s a flood? Who is worried about me that I need to reassure? Who should I add to my.

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Awaiting the Storm

Sunday, September 10, 2017

 

Hi Everyone,

Two weeks ago, when I blogged about Houston and the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey in The Aftermath of the Storm, I had no idea that Florida would soon be facing an even deadlier storm. In less than 24 hours Irma– the.

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Zenspirations® Emoji Stickers

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I really enjoy hand-lettering special messages for friends and family. As long time blog readers know, I design a LOT of birthday cards. Here are a couple of examples:

 

I express appreciation.

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The Aftermath of the Storm

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Houston, the fourth largest city in America, is being deluged with the torrential of Hurricane Harvey… My heart goes out to everyone who is dealing with the devastation. Many people have lost everything; more than 56,000 people have called 911.

The Zenspirations® community is one of the most compassionate,.

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Double Blessing

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday I drove seven hours to my friend Kathy Fincher’s lake house in Georgia, where today I was able to watch the solar eclipse in the ‘totality’. I donned my protective solar glasses, and joined thousands of others for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Looking for Healing

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

   

Hi Everyone –

Joanne is busy preparing for a meeting with her publisher to discuss some of the new books she’s been working on. While she does that, I’m borrowing her keyboard.

I’m sure that Joanne will be sharing this with you soon,.

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Growing in Gratitude

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Real gratitude is the practice of being thankful for both the good and bad things which happen to us, recognizing that it is the challenges we face which force us to grow. This is one of the slides from the presentation on gratitude I gave at the Modern.

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Zenspirations® Connections

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Discovering new places where members of our Zenspirations® community reside is a true delight. This year my “where do you live” query resulted in posts from members in 32 countries:

*Australia* Belgium* Budapest* Canada* Costa Rica *Cyprus *Denmark *Ecuador *England *France *Germany *Hungary *India *Ireland *Israel *Italy *Malta.

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Where Does Your Heart Dwell?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hi Everyone,

As regular blog followers know, last week was the 2nd Anniversary of the Zenspirations® Create, Color, Pattern, Play FB Group, and to celebrate we are having a ‘Draw Your Favorite Dwelling’ contest. I’ve been impressed and inspired by the early contest entries. They range.

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The Dream Keepers

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I just got back from the Atlanta Gift Show, where I was delighted to see old friends, emerging trends, and some of my licensed products– including my soon-to-be-released 2018 Expressions of Faith Calendar– on display!

I also did a book signing,.

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A House Filled with Love

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Hi Everyone,

One of the very first greeting card sentiments I ever wrote– just after I graduated from college– was for my parents: “I love coming home because you are there“. My parents still live in the house we moved to when I was in second grade, and I was.

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Embracing the Journey

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Considering how much I love the interaction of ink on paper, I’m somewhat amazed to discover that digital design is fun, and allows me to create images that aren’t possible using traditional art supplies. Last year I got a new design tool– an iPad Pro, and I have enjoyed exploring.

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