Joanne's Blog

A Great Reason to Celebrate!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Hi Everyone,

After more than 30 years as a greeting card designer, I still get a thrill out of getting new card samples. So naturally I was delighted to get a box from Design Design this week, filled with some of the cards I worked on last year.  Here’s a.

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The Bible Journaling Jumpstart Challenge!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hi Everyone,

This year on February 14th, in addition to celebrating Valentine’s Day, I’ll be celebrating the first anniversary of my book, Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith. Some of you know that six months after the book was published I launched a companion.

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Learning to Listen

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hi Everyone,

The free downloadable ‘Zenspirations® Word of the Month’ page for January featured the word Discover, and I am hopeful that it sparked moments of reflection which led to some new discoveries. The piece below is from one of my morning journals on this theme:

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A Lettering Evolution

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Last week I came across a marvelous video produced by the Getty Museum, featuring the work of master calligrapher Thomas Ingmire, and master bookbinder William Anthony. The video showcases the step-by-step process of making a manuscript book, from preparing the parchment, to making ink, cutting.

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Daring to Dream

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Every January I blog about one of my personal heroes–Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. — whose work has always inspired me. I share his dream of living in a world where we judge people on the content of their character, rather than on the color.

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Delightful Discoveries

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

 

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for the kind comments left on last week’s blog! Hearing your thoughts– and seeing the wonderful art you share in our Facebook group– inspires me, and helps me feel connected to you and to the creative force which flows through us all.

I was delighted to ‘Discover’.

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A Journey of Discovery

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Hi Everyone,

We had some wonderful suggestions for a group word of the year, but none of them felt quite right to me as our monthly ‘kick-off’ word for 2018. We need a word that could provide a compass or road map.

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Transformative Journey

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I’ve spent time this week reviewing and reflecting on the meaningful words which were shared as either personal or group ‘word-of-the-year’ options, and even included some in my morning journal.

Ultimately I decided to create a piece featuring all the.

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Finding Light in the Darkness

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Last week I shared a Hanukah Dangle, so this week I wanted to share a Christmas Dangle:

And, for those who like to color, here is page of ornaments which you can decorate however you like:

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My Prayer Journal is Off to Press!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hi Everyone,

At long last, I finished My Prayer Journal, and sent it off to press! This book is really close to my heart; I have based it on some of my personal prayers and journaling prompts. For example, I try to start each day with a prayer of thanksgiving,.

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Spotlighting Our Creative Community!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I love supporting artisans and small business owners, so with the holidays fast approaching, I thought it would be nice to shine a spotlight on members of our creative community who sell their work on-line. So last night I put a note out on Facebook inviting my creative.

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Help Make a Difference Today!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Last week I wrote about Giving Tuesday, which is TODAY, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, and asked members of the Zenspirations® community what charities they support.

20+ people left comments on the blog, and many others commented on Facebook..

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