Joanne's Blog

Making Time to Play

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

 

Hi Everyone,

Although I generally prefer the interaction of ink on paper to digital design, I’ve discovered some things– like animation– which are a lot easier to do in my iPad than on paper. I recently got a cool new program, iOrnament Crafter, and have been having a.

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The Light of Remembrance

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

Hi Everyone,

As a lifelong spiritual seeker, I try to begin each day with a prayer in my heart and a pen in my hand doing my ‘Morning Journaling’. I feel connected when I put pen to paper, and find it’s easier to stay grounded in gratitude when I begin.

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Zenspirations® Anniversary Celebration Recap

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

 

Hi Everyone,

I have been lettering and designing for more than three decades, and considered myself a die-hard ‘Paper Person’ until I got an iPad Pro a couple years ago. I never thought I would enjoy designing digitally, but I love it! These days most of my work is created.

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Last Call for Collaborative Care-Moji Contest Entries!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hi Everyone,

REMINDER: for those of you who have been meaning to submit a design for our Zenspirations® Collaborative Care-Moji Contest, the deadline is midnight today, July 31st!

So if you’d like to have a chance to win a name of your choice.

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The Celebration Continues!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much to everyone who tuned in– or tried to tune in– to my first Facebook Live. I spent two days learning new software so I could use multiple cameras to show what I was working on, and was REALLY disappointed that it didn’t go as.

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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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Total WOW!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Three years ago this month I started the Zenspirations Create, Color, Pattern, Play Facebook group and invited ‘Color & Creativity Enthusiasts’ who submitted inspiration samples for my coloring books to join. The following week, in the Live in Color blog, I wrote:

And what a great first.

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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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Awesome, Amazing Animation!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hi Everyone,

A friend showed me something REALLY cool: how to animate the Zenspirations® Care-Moji Stickers on my iPhone and iPad! I’ve never seen anything like it, and am excited to share a few of my favorite animations with you.

This is one of the images from the       .

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Easy Layout Techniques

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Have you ever wanted to create a design with text, but didn’t know where to start? Even experienced scribes can sometimes feel intimidated by the blank page. Let me give you some tips for planning an effective page layout. Let’s assume that you have basic information about the.

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Signs that Sparkle!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I had a blast this weekend making signs for my friend Raiza’s upcoming wedding. It took four hours to letter the signs in the photo below.

After the first couple of signs, I decided to ask Raiza to film me while.

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