Soul Growth

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Heartfelt thanks to those who volunteered to Beta Test the Zenspirations® Care-Mojis. I’ll be sending out a letter with instructions later this week, and look forward to your input.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown Sunday night, and I want to take this opportunity to wish “L’shanah Tovah/Happy New Year” to those who will be celebrating. May it be a year filled with health & happiness, peace & prosperity, for you and those you love.

It is traditional at this time of year to spend time soul-searching; to reflect back on the past year, take stock of where we are, and give serious thought to our shortcomings and what we can do better in the year ahead. I love the sacred practice of setting time aside to plant seeds of soul growth, and often write about journeys of self-discovery in my morning journals. Here are a few examples:

Doing my morning journaling/prayer practice is one of the things which keeps me grounded, and I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to awaken each morning a put pen to paper. Sometimes my morning journal pages evolve into an art piece; more often they are just my way of expressing what’s in my heart.

 

Given enough interest, I would be happy share monthly prompts to help those who are embarking on, or continuing, their own journaling practice. Please leave a comment letting me know if you would like me to do this.

As a greeting card designer, I’m always looking for ways  to enhance my designs. Since it is Rosh Hashanah this week, I thought I’d share a New Year’s design:

I am really enjoying incorporating  some of the patterns that I created in the iOrnament App into my designs. Here’s a close up of the one I used to add texture to the pomegranate:

 Here’s a close up of the border design.

I just finished a new art piece:

And added an interesting background texture with this:

And before closing tonight I’ll share two more pieces. This one, because I really like the texture and colors:

And this leaf pattern, which incorporates my friend Angie’s initials:

Hope you are allowing yourself time to play, to experiment and to grow.

Stay Zenspired,

Joanne

13 thoughts on “Soul Growth”

  1. First of all – Happy New Year to you! Many these next days be productive and happy! I would love to see writing prompts. Thank you so much!!

  2. Joanne- you continue to amaze me! I love the texture with the designs from the ornament app. and I would be interested in journal prompts.
    I want to wish you New Year filled with love and every blessing, which you so deserve!

  3. Yes please continue to share! ! You never know what your written words may mean to someone who is struggling with life’s challenges

  4. Happy new year, Joanne! I love how you are creating these beautiful patterns then making them more transparent in the backgrounds- what lovely texture! Especially the pomegranate- that inspires me to try that new app soon. I love how you prioritize time for art every day. I often find the only time is after all my work is done and I am choosing between art time and getting a decent night’s sleep. Thanks for inspiring me is so many ways.

  5. Hello Joanne. I would love to receive morning prompts from you. Happy New Year to you and your family. I pray that it is a prosperous New Year in Spirit, health and finances for you.

  6. Hello Joanne. I would love to receive morning prompts from you. Happy New Year to you and your family. I pray that it is a prosperous New Year in Spirit, health and finances for you.

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