Joanne's Blog

Intentional Kindness!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Kindness is more than compassion; more than caring. Kindness is love in action! It is a form of empathy which allows us to momentarily look through another person’s eyes and instinctively know what would bring them comfort.

Intentional kindness is part.

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Calling All Card Crafters!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Although I’ve been designing greeting cards for almost three decades, it’s still a thrill to discover my work in retail stores. I was touched when my friend Judy Appleton found some of my greeting cards at a new store in Orlando, and shared them on my Facebook page.

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Sacred Questions

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I’ve been asking myself a lot of unanswerable questions lately. Sacred questions. Soul stretching questions.

I’ve come to realize that in some way the question itself IS the answer. For example, while I may not know HOW to create a space in.

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New Zenspirations® Perpetual Coloring Calendar!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Once again, I’ve spent most of the past week working on my new Etsy Shop. I made some tweaks, like adding color behind the Dangle Alphabet to make the letters pop:

As I mentioned last.

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Time to Celebrate!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hi Everyone,

It’s almost time to CELEBRATE!

The Zenspirations Create, Color, Pattern, Play Facebook Group turns three on the 21st. We’ll be celebrating all week, and I hope you’ll join me on Saturday at 4:00 eastern time, for the ‘kick-off’.

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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.

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Butterfly Remembrance

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hi Everyone,

My friend Barbi, who would have celebrated her 77th birthday June 27th, loved butterflies. For the past couple of years I have shared butterfly art the last week June as a way of honoring her memory. The Zenspirations® Care-Moji Butterfly Inspirations Collection, which includes a “Remembering.

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The Tree of Life

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Before starting this week’s blog, I wanted to let everyone know about the big Zenspirations® WEBSTORE SALE. It will start at midnight, Saturday, May 12th, and run until midnight on Tuesday, May 15th. I’ve spent most of the week getting all the new products– art prints, shopping lists,.

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You Are Not Alone

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hi Everyone,

More than a decade ago, when I was going through a difficult time, my mother said four simple words which made a huge difference: You are NOT alone!

I remember the comfort that her words brought me, and ever since I.

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Sing a New Song

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I come from a musical family, and Psalm 96:1 is one of my favorite scriptures. Given the growing interest in Bible Journaling, I decided to feature a scripture in my 2018 Earth Day design:

I started blogging sporadically in 2012, but it.

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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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