Joanne's Blog

Take Note!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hi Everyone,
Those of you who are regular blog readers may remember my asking for your input on a series of notecards that I was designing a few months ago. Many of you were kind enough to share your thoughts, which helped me finalize the line. I incorporated a lot.

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Press Check Complete!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hi Everyone,
Thursday was an exciting day for me… I drove to South Florida to attend the press run for my new book, When You Lose Someone You Love. It was truly special because in addition to being the artist and author, I’m also the publisher! It’s hard for me to describe.

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Imagine

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hi Everyone,
It’s hard to imagine, but my next two Zenspirations® Color, Create, Pattern Play books –Birds & Butterflies and Expressions of Faith– are due to the publisher July 15th… and will be in the stores in October! I’m really excited about the additional full color pages that will be.

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A LEGACY of LETTERS — Remembering Hermann Zapf

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Hi Everyone,

As many of you heard, master calligrapher and typographer Hermann Zapf, died this week at 96. Every calligrapher and typographer I know credits Zapf with having influenced the way they look at letter design. Although Professor Zapf was well into his nineties, his death has caused widespread sadness..

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HOME

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I’ve spent much of the past month on the road; visiting friends and family, filming videos for Sakura & episodes of the PBS television show Scrapbook Soup, and attending SURTEX & the National Stationery Show in NY. It was at the.

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The Global Connection

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hi Everyone,
One of the things I like best about Social Media is that it facilitates connections with people the world over who share your passions. For example, I am connected on Facebook with hundreds of calligraphers from more than two dozen countries. Some I’ve known for years, some I.

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Cool, Colorful & Creative

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hi Everyone,
I love color! The brighter the color, the more it seems to make my soul smile. And I hope that you will be smiling when you see how fast and easy it is to create your own colorful background washes. You’ll only need a few supplies: a clear.

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Color, Create, Pattern & Play 2

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to the 40+ coloring & patterning enthusiasts who signed up to help create the inspiration samples for my new Zenspirations® Color, Create, Pattern & Play books. I can’t wait to see what you guys do! But remember– I can’t send you sample pages if I don’t.

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Color, Create, Pattern & Play!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hi Everyone,
I have exciting news to share—two of my new Zenspirations® Color, Create, Pattern & Play books –Birds & Butterflies and Expressions of Faith will be included on an end-cap at Michaels later this year! I’m looking for a few people who really enjoy coloring and patterning to help create the.

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The Happy Dance!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I’m doing ‘the happy dance’ tonight, because at long last I have finished all the revisions that I wanted to make to my Kickstarter book, When You Lose Someone You Love. What an incredible journey this has been! I’m really pleased with how the book has turned out, and.

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Celebrating Milestones

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sometimes you start something on faith, not having any idea where it will take you. When I embarked on writing a weekly blog one year ago, I had no idea what an important part of my life it would become. I never dreamed that I would discover heartfelt connections.

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Loving Letters & Caring Cards

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Since April is National Card and Letter Writing Month, I want to devote this week’s blog to the wonderful and meaningful art of written correspondence. I started out my career as a greeting card designer, and of all the different products I design, greeting cards hold a special.

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