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Joanne's Blog

Zenspirations® Designs for Watercoloring

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I’ve been having a LOT of fun with my new Strathmore® designs for Watercoloring. Each of the pads feature eight different pre-printed Zenspirations® designs on Strathmore’s 140 lb, cold press watercolor paper. There are three different sets of themed outlines: Nature Designs, Flower Designs, and Abstract Designs:

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A Gift for the International Zenspirations® Community

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hi Everyone,

As most of you know, in honor of my daughter’s graduation, I’m giving a FREE copy of my gift book, With God All Things Are Possible, with every order placed this month of $17 or more (not including shipping). All you have to do.

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“There’s Just No Telling How Far I’ll Go!”

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I am so incredibly proud of my daughter, Samantha Trattner, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida this week, that I had to share a few photos from her graduation. Here is Sam right after her graduation, making the classic USF “Go Bulls!” hand.

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Doodles for My Daughter

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Hard as it is for me to believe, my daughter is graduating from college this week, and will be heading off to grad school in Colorado. She is super excited, both to be finishing college, and to be embarking on a new adventure. We took a lot of photos.

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Live by Inspiring Others to Fly

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I was thrilled to be able to include the tag line for Zenspirations®, “Live by Inspiring Others to Fly“, in my new line of rubber-stamps for Spellbinders. I asked my friend Dawn Winburn, an amazing stamper and crafter, to make a few samples. She started by making a dimensional.

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Celebrate Life!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Since its inception on April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans joined forces to raise awareness about environmental issues, Earth Day has helped create a global community of people dedicated to protecting our natural resources.

The theme for Earth Day 2017.

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Season of Miracles

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hi Everyone,

This week, during the sacred season of rebirth and renewal, Christians & Jews the world over are observing Passover, Easter and Greek Orthodox Easter. For those who walk in faith, it is a time for remembrance, reverence and reflection; an opportunity to allow our hearts to become open.

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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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Planning the 3rd Zenspirations® Blog-versary Celebration!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I want to start with a colorful welcome to everyone who has recently discovered Zenspirations®.

Our community is comprised of blog subscribers (click here if you’d like to subscribe) and members of the Zenspirations® Create, Color, Pattern, Play Facebook groupand together we.

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Spring Superlatives!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy Spring Everyone!

One easy way to make any design ‘Zenspired’, is to incorporate inspiring words. In celebration of the first day of Spring, I thought I’d share my ‘word-flowers’, and show you how you can create your own.

I usually start with a.

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Nurture Your Creative Spirit

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hi Everyone,

This design, which I call ‘New Beginnings’, was created as an expression of some of the themes in my first blog of the year: 10 Ways to Stay Zenspired in 2017.

Off and on since then, I’ve been contemplating the relationship between creativity.

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Card Variations– Vote for your Favorite!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all the get well wishes! I’m still not feeling 100%, but am definitely on the road to recovery. In addition to resting, I’ve spent time this week working on a new greeting card collection, which will be published in 2018. I’ve created several variations for the.

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