Joanne's Blog

Memories are a Blessing

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hi Everyone,
As the holiday season gets into full swing, I find myself thinking about people I love, and wondering what I can do to let them know how much they mean to me. I’ve always believed that the best gifts are those that come from the heart… and this.

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Blessing Books

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hi Everyone,
Creating a handmade gift is a tangible way to show appreciation for someone you care about. And since the overwhelming majority of those who voted on what I should blog about this week wanted a new technique, I thought I’d share what I call my ‘Blessing Books’. I.

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A Journey of Discovery

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hi Everyone,

For many years I have made a practice of looking for the blessing in every situation, especially difficult ones. This practice helps me stay grounded in gratitude, and when I am grounded in gratitude it is easier to reach out in love to everyone I encounter. And for.

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The Roots of Inspiration

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I was amazed and delighted with all the wonderfully creative names you suggested when I asked for help naming the new technique I’ve been working on. There were so many ‘Zenspired’ options that it was hard to narrow down to a few favorites! But here are the ‘contenders’;.

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Rooted in Love

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Hi Everyone,
As a lettering artist I always look for unique ways to incorporate inspiring words into my art. Recently I’ve been working on a series of flowers and trees that ‘grow’ from a word. I’m not sure what to call them, and was hoping for suggestions… Here are three.

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Only 3 More Days!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hi Everyone,
October has been an exciting month for me– I launched my first-ever Kickstarter, and have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the project. I feel a little bit like Sally Field must have felt the night she won her second Oscar — “You like me! You.

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Love is Eternal

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hi Everyone,
At some point in our lives, most of us will experience the loss of someone we love and will have to deal with that loss in order to move on with our life’s journey. It was my turn in August of 2011 when my husband died unexpectedly. It.

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Think Pink! Free Downloadable Coloring Pages!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hi Everyone,

For most children October means Halloween– costumes & candy. For most women October has come to mean Breast Cancer awareness month. While it is important to raise awareness about Breast Cancer, and encourage women to get regular check-ups, I think it is also important to reach out to.

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Cherished Memories

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I need to start by saying THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to support — and share– my Kickstarter. Publishing When You Lose Someone You Love  is really important to me, so it means a great deal to have gotten such strong support at the.

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The Kickstarter is LIVE!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hi Everyone,
I’m delighted to share the great news that my Kickstarter is now live! Here is the link:http://bit.ly/losesomeonePlease help me spread the word:blog if you can, share via social media- and/or forward the link to those who might support the campaign.

This is the limited.

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When You Lose Someone You Love Kickstarter

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to share some exciting news— I’ve decided to self-publish, “When You Lose Someone You Love , an illustrated book of excerpts from the grief journals I kept after my husband died unexpectedly three years ago. I want to publish this book to reach out to others.

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Dangle Trees

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I love to draw, and feel blessed that I can awaken each morning and greet the day with a pen in my hand. I usually put pen to paper before I’m fully awake. Some days I start by lettering a prayer of gratitude; others I Dangle or draw.

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