Collaborative Care-Mojis

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hi Everyone,

A big THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to leave a comment with their top choice of collection themes and prizes. The prize is a private art lesson, and the winner is Sandy Laipply! Congratulations, Sandy!

I look forward to our group connecting on Saturday, July 21st at 4:00 pm Eastern time for the Facebook Live 3 year Anniversary Celebration. I’m trying to set it up so I have two cameras– one for me to talk with you, and another one so you can see what I’m drawing. What would you like to watch me do? Draw, letter, color, paint, or something else? Does anyone want to see the programs I’ve been using in my iPad Pro? For example, I lettered the Thank You design in the iPad using the Procreate program. Please leave a comment with your suggestions so I can have the appropriate supplies ready.

Now let’s talk about the collaborative Care-Moji collection that we are going to create. Inspirational Sayings was the theme that got the most votes– but I wasn’t sure how I could give everyone a ‘jump-start’ coloring sheet without knowing the phrases you wanted to do. So I put Inspirational Sayings on the back burner, and went with Holidays instead.

To participate in this collaboration– and the 3rd Anniversary contest– here’s what you have to do:

  1. Decide what messages and images you’d like to text to your friends and family this holiday season.
  2. You can submit up to 12 images. Each image you submit gives you another chance at winning. I’ll announce the prizes in next week’s blog– but I’m sure you are going to like them!
  3. Draw and color your own icons and messages, or download mine (see below) and add your special touches. Make sure they are image/text only, and do not have a background. Visit the Care-Moji website for samples and inspiration.
  4. Upload your holiday Care-Moji design(s) into the Album labeled Care-Moji Collaboration in the Zenspirations Create, Color, Pattern, Play FB group by the end of July. Please make sure that your name is on each image. 
  5. Subscribe to the Zenspirations® Blog so I can notify you if your image is chosen. Many readers incorrectly think they’ve subscribed because they see the link I put on FB each week. Blog subscribers get notified by email every Tuesday morning. If you aren’t getting an e-mail, you aren’t subscribed.

Regular blog readers know that I like people to use my work as a springboard for their own creative efforts. If you like to draw, I would love for you to create your own icons. But if you would rather color and add patterns and embellishments to one of my drawings, I’ve put together a variety of ideas. The first sheet has cute Christmas icons:

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Next is a sheet of more traditional holiday icons:

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And for those who have friends and family who celebrate Hanukah, here is a sheet of Hanukah Care Moji images:

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There are twenty-three different icons in all; I hope you find some you like.

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Earlier this evening I did my first Facebook Live interview, and answered questions about how my life changed after my husband died seven years ago.

If someone you know is grieving, please share this link with them:

I hope it will help bring them peace.

Stay Zenspired,


7 thoughts on “Collaborative Care-Mojis”

  1. Joanne, Thank you for being such an inspiration of courage. You truly have turned a difficult situation into a blessing not just for yourself and your children but also for many other people in the world. Sincerely, thank you for continuing to put one foot in front of the other to survive and eventually thrive!!

  2. Curious. Did you create the pattern for the fabric in the blouse you are wearing in this picture? Some of the lines look like your style. Thanks for all you do so wonderfully. Linda

  3. That video was so beautiful. You often had me in tears.
    I love you, too.

  4. THis will be a fun group collaboration. Can you please clarify if an Holiday is OK. For example, is Thanksgiving an ok choice or are you looking for just Xmas and Hanukkah? Are you looking for hand drawn submission or is a digital one ok?I am looking forward to watching the video soon.

  5. Hi Joanne
    I’m later than usual replying to your blog, I’ve been busy having fun starting to color the holiday Care-Mojis. I wish you had more words – I’m not good at lettering! I’m looking forward to seeing what others do as well.

    I already have the Facebook Live on my calendar! I’m looking forward to it. I love your idea of watching you do something on your iPad. Can it be something a beginner who has never done anything digitally can learn to do?!
    And maybe can we get a sneak peak at anything you have in the works to come out soon.

    I also watched the Facebook Live you did with Lynda. It was so heartfelt, I kept finding myself crying as you shared stories about Andy. Your love is so obvious.

    I’ve had my Amazon account linked to Zenspirations for as long as I’ve been a part of the Zenspirations family. It’s so easy once it’s done I have it saved as my default. Not buying any big ticket items right now but…it all adds up.

    Love you

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