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,


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. Please continue to share,! Your work is so inspirational to me. Just what I’ve needed at this season in my life…

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

  6. I would love the journal prompts. I so much love the flow of you art work. Happt New Year to you and yours.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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