Joanne's Blog

Let Love Flow

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hi Everyone,
LOVE is a force so powerful that it transcends time and space, and can transform those whose hearts are touched by the loving kindness of another soul. Sometimes I think of love as akin to the wind– although we cannot see it, we know that it is there.

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What Makes Your Heart Sing?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Today was a filming day for me– my friend Max Rousseau, who has directed all the videos that I’ve filmed for Sakura, spent the day helping me create a video to launch my first Kickstarter campaign. (If you aren’t familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a crowd funding platform exclusively.

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Free Zenspirations® Border Designs!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Several people responded to the last blog post by saying that they would love to create their own circular sentiments… so, being in a Zenspired ‘Frame of Mind’–I thought I’d share some circular Zenspirations border designs with you.

These are some of.

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Today is a Great Day to be Amazing!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hi Everyone,

As most of you know, Zenspirations is more than art accompanied by inspiring, hand-lettered text; it’s about discovering our God-given talents and using them to make a positive difference in the world.

If we are able to stay grounded in gratitude, make a commitment to be kind, and continually.

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The Discovery of LOVE

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hi Everyone,

What a delight to be able to get feedback on a design-in-progress! I feel blessed that so many of you took the time to look for LOVE, and to let me know which version of the design you like best. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts,.

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A Remarkable Journey

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hi Everyone,
For the past few months I’ve been wanting to do a Zenspirations about what makes our life’s journey worthwhile. For me, the answer is LOVE… I am blessed because I truly love what I do and get to share what I love with all of you.
So here is.

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Do What Calls to Your Soul

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Last week I had the privilege of teaching at Legacies, the 33rd Annual International Calligraphy Conference. What a wonderful week! One of the things which made it so special was being able to spend time with people who share my passion for lettering.

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Live from LEGACIES: The 33rd Annual Calligraphy Conference

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hi Everyone,
I’m at LEGACIES: The 33rd Annual Calligraphy Conference, where I’m having a blast. I flew to Dallas this morning, and since I don’t start teaching until tomorrow, I got to spend the day visiting with old friends, looking at the exhibits, seeing all the cool hand-made things in.

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A Small Cleverness

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hi Everyone,

This weekend I visited Jacksonville, FL, and immediately felt at home at A Small Cleverness, Donna Kazee’s delightful Rubber Stamp store. I was touched by the warm welcome I received, and by the supportive, sharing group of women I met.

I wanted everyone in.

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The Votes are In!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I’m in Atlanta at the Gift Show, having a wonderful time looking at new products, trying to spot emerging trends, and visiting with clients and friends. I especially enjoy visiting my licensees to see what new products are being launched. This afternoon I stopped by the showroom of.

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Dazzling Dreams!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I love alliteration, and enjoy lettering uplifting and empowering words that all start with the same letter, like the ‘Dazzling Dreams’ design above. Using Sakura’s awesome Gelly Roll Moonlight pens, I started by hand-lettering as many inspiring ‘D’ words as I could.

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Happy 4th of July!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I love fireworks! Tonight, while I was watching our neighborhood fireworks display, I realized that some of my Dangle Designs look like fireworks. So in honor of the 4th of July, I created a Zenspirations ‘Fireworks Dangle’. 

In the midst of today’s.

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