You Are Not Alone

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hi Everyone,

More than a decade ago, when I was going through a difficult time, my mother said four simple words which made a huge difference: You are NOT alone!

I remember the comfort that her words brought me, and ever since I have wanted to share that sense of comfort with others who are going through difficult times. So it seemed logical to use my Mom’s words on the masthead of my new website,


The website is an outgrowth of When You Lose Someone You Love, the book I wrote after my husband died in 2011. I’ve been working on it for the past eight months, and am thrilled to finally be sharing it with you! My goal is for the website to be a helpful, hopeful resource for people who are grieving as well as those who are supporting someone on their grief journey.

Just like Zenspirations®, the new website will feature some of my art and writing, as well as house my new ‘You are NOT alone’ blog. If you are grieving, or interested in grief support, I hope you’ll check it out. I plan to blog at least once a month, and you can sign up for the newsletter if you’d like to be notified whenever I write a new blog post. The When You Lose Someone website is literally just launching today, and I’m sure there will be a few bugs. I would greatly appreciate your letting me know if you find a broken link, or see something which doesn’t look right or doesn’t work correctly.

Last year I shared some remembrance cards in the Zenspirations® blog; now that the new website is ‘live’,  I’ll be sharing remembrance projects on When You Lose I plan to post two designs which you can color:  ‘Remembering with Love’ and the ‘Thinking of You as You Remember Your Mom on Mother’s Day’. Check the new website later this week to get your free downloads.

But here in the Zenspirations Blog, I’d like to share some of the Mother’s Day cards I’ve designed, and encourage you to create your own. Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away! If you’d like to learn how do create your own Dangle Design card, check out this video.

Here are photos of some Dangle Design Mother’s Day cards:

For those who would prefer to color, rather than draw, a Dangle, I made this design:

Click the link below for your FREE DOWNLOAD of the this design:


This is a design I made several years ago:

I designed both of these last year:

And this is the card I made to send my Mom this year:

The butterflies are from the Zenspirations Care-Moji collection, Butterfly Inspirations.

I would love to see the cards you create. Please post them in our Zenspirations Create, Color, Pattern, Play FB Group.

Before closing tonight, I wanted to share the Coupon Code to the 4 day ‘Blog-versary’ Sale we’ll be having Mother’s Day weekend. Everything in the Zenspirations Webstore will be 20% off, and there will be LOTS of new items! Please mark your calendars; the sale will run from midnight May 12th- midnight May 15, and the code is ZEN4.

Stay Zenspired,


7 thoughts on “You Are Not Alone”

  1. I did go through every page of your new website and could’t find anything that wasn’t perfect. The designs are beautiful, the wording calming and caring, the outreach complete. You have created a glorious website that will reach many people in very caring and uplifting ways. Blessings to you for your efforts, Joanne.

  2. Oh Joanne! Your new website is gorgeous and I know that it will give so many people comfort in difficult times of loss!! You are truly such an inspiration to so many. I love that you took something so painful for you and turned it into something so positive!

    These Mother’s Day cards are ALL so gorgeous! Your beautiful and inspired work always takes my breath away. And you always put so much soul and heart into what you create. Thank you for being the generous soul that you are and sharing it with the world!

    Love you more than you know!
    Mary Anne

  3. Thank you for another great, helpful blog, dear Joanne!!!
    Celebrating our mothers is so important. Thank you for all of the inspiration and beautiful examples. I’m looking fircfir all the special products tvat you’ll be featuring. Congratulations on your new website, too!! It is so important. Your compassion, your empathy and your heart for those who have lost a spouse or another close loved one is so important and so inspiring. Thank you for helping us have tools and more ways to show llove, support and compassion to those who are grieving. .
    May the Lord richly bless you and continually guide you in His ways. And may you continually be an instrument of His peace and love.

  4. I love your new website. Thanks for sharing the link and for all you do to help lift us all.

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