Coloring Fun with Friends

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I’m in New York for the National Stationery Show, and it’s been an incredible past few days. The best part has been getting to meet some of the Color & Creativity Enthusiasts who created inspiration samples for my books.


Here’s a photo of me with Toni Popkin (and Bud!), Leitha Hunt & Jamie Torres in front of the big coloring wall in the lobby of the Javits Center. Leitha had a selfie stick, so we took a selfie, too!


What a pleasure and honor to finally meet some of the talented, caring women who bring my line work to life! I feel blessed that they were able to help get the coloring wall underway. Here’s a photo of Leitha as she tackled the feather, along with a close up of the color and patterns she added:


Lots of creative people have joined in the coloring fun:


Here’s a close up of a piece of the wall after the second day:


Everyone is welcome to come color– so if you are in the NY area this week, please join the coloring fun. 10-6 Tuesday, 10-2 Wednesday. I’ll be at the coloring wall from 11-12, so stop by and say hi!

I’ll post more photos from the show next week, but before closing tonight, I wanted to wish Valencia, who will be celebrating her birthday on the 22nd, a day filled with joy. Since Valencia’s favorite color is black, I went with a black/grey/white theme:


Hope you have a wonderful birthday Valencia!

Stay Zenspired,


9 thoughts on “Coloring Fun with Friends”

  1. Awesome banner!
    How cool would it be to have a birthday party banner and then keep it on the wall for a kid (large kids too).

  2. THANKS SO MUCH JOANNE! You heart is so tender and compassionate and I’m honored to be a part of your group. You ROCK!!!

  3. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUT JOANNE! You have such a tender heart and compassion for the members of your group. I’m honored to be a part of it all. You totally ROCK!

  4. My Dear Joanne, I don’t even know where to begin to tell you what a great honor it was to meet you in person, spend time with you, Jamie, Leitha, Philip and meet the other behind the scenes people who are so much a part of your life. May the generosity you show to others come back to you ten fold. My Nana had a saying for people like you – “you’ll get another star in your crown in heaven”. Yours is going to be too full to wear!
    ((Hugs)) and we need to make Virginia happen!

  5. Joanne it was lovely meeting you and sharing in the fun at Surtex. I wish you much creative success.
    Karen Beers

  6. OMG!! Looks like you ladies are having so much fun! Wish I was there! 🙂

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