Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hi Everyone,

One of the blessings of being part of the Zenspirations® community is the heart connection I’ve forged with creative souls all over the world. My cyber-friends are amazing people who inspire me on a daily basis. I am always excited when I get to meet on-line friends in person, and had a great time last month visiting with Color & Creativity Enthusiasts Connie Ivey, Gail Beck, Elizabeth Motyka and Mary Anne Fellows. Here’s a photo from the night we met:

As I was finishing the butterfly emoji stickers, I was thinking how lucky I am to have so many wonderful friends (local, long-distance & on-line!), and designed a sticker to celebrate our friendship.

I also revised two of the designs I shared last week:

I ‘m delighted to announce that the fifth Zenspirations® Care-Moji Sticker collection, Butterfly Inspirations, is now in the App Store! 25 Stickers for $0.99. This collection is really special to me because I designed it in memory of my friend Barbi Disraelly, who died in March of 2016. Barbi loved purple butterflies, so purple is the dominating color of the collection. Here are the final designs:

The Android App is still in development, and I will let you know as soon as it is ready. In the meantime, if you have an iPhone or iPad, I hope you’ll enjoy texting these, or designs from one of the other collections, to your friends & family.  And, since this is a new venture, I would REALLY appreciate your helping spread the word. Thank you (in advance) for telling your friends about the Care-Mojis collections. 

This Wednesday, April 11th, is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day; a day to remember Holocaust victims who died during World War II. When we think about the Holocaust, we usually say “Never Again”; on Yom HaShoah we say “Never Forget”. I made a special piece to help commemorate those lost during the Holocaust:

The best way to ensure that we will never have to deal with the darkness of the Holocaust again is for each of us to make a commitment to spreading light:

Before closing tonight, I wanted to ask for volunteers to review some of the new products I’m working on, and tell me which you like, and which ones you think I should add to the Webstore. If you are interested, please leave a comment on the blog, or e-mail me at [email protected] with the word VOLUNTEER in the subject line.

Stay Zenspired,


18 thoughts on “Friendship”

  1. Hi Joanne!
    Such beautiful pieces you have created in memory of your friend Barbi, and for the Holocaust. And as always my dear friend, I would be honored to help you out. Wish I could’ve made it for the weekend. Glad you all had a great, creative time. I’m not giving up on making it down there!!!

    Love and hugs,
    Terri ❤

  2. Hi Joanne
    I’m in love with all of your new Zenspirations Care – Moji Stickers. I already purchased the latest butterfly collection!
    I’ve already been using, rating, and recommending them and will continue to do it. I only do this if it’s something I really like!
    It would be an honor to be among those who look at new products for your webstore and offer my opinion. I’d love to be a part of this.
    Sending “butterfly” hugs

  3. I love your new Care moji collection! I have bought all of the collections and enjoy using them!

    I would be happy to volunteer 🙂

  4. Joanne,
    The Butterfly Inspirations in memory of Barbi are SO beautiful!!! I am sure she is smiling down on you. 🙂
    And we will and must NEVER FORGET the Holocaust.
    I would gladly VOLUNTEER to help in the decision making for future designs.
    Talk soon! HUGS

  5. Yom Hashoah design is just right! So grateful for all the talent and inspiration you share. Hugs.

  6. I’ve been using the beta version of the icon pack with no trouble at all. Thought you would like to know an android fan is able to use your pretty art.

  7. I love Israel and love these designs!! I love your art and books!! Thanks for your inspiration!!

  8. Hi, Joanne, I just got my beautiful butterflies! So fun to use. The Holocaust piece is so poignant. We do have to recommit to be the voice for the voiceless. Thank you for spreading so much light with your blog and group. It was a real joy to meet up at the wonderful Create Color and Play event with other Zenspirations enthusiasts. Thank you for bringing us all together. I would be happy to VOLUNTEER to help you with ideas for your website.

  9. I would feel honored to be chosen.. I have been following you for a long time. Your calligraphy and art designs are such inspirations for me and you have taught me so much just from your videos. I would love to give back and help you.

  10. Hi Joanne, I would love to be considered to be be one of your volunteers to view your products. I’m in Canada, not sure if you would consider international volunteers.
    Thank you in advance

  11. Dearest Joanne,

    Thank you for another set beautiful Care-mojis. I’m a big butterfly fan and have drawn and collected myriads of butterfly things over the years. Your vibrant, colorful butterflies are a lovely, meaningful tribute to your precious friend, Barbi!!
    Thank you for your invitation to be Volunteer for helping you with some of your your new projects. I would be honored to be one of your Volunteers.
    Thank you for the beautiful Day of Remembrance calligraphy artwork and the reminder to never forget and to pray.
    God bless you, dear friend!!

  12. Volunteer
    I would be honored if I could be a volunteer! I admire your artistry so much!!
    Thank you for the consideration!

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