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Jan262016

Open Your Heart to Possibility

Hi Everyone,

Before I started Zenspirations® in 2009, I spent most of my career in the greeting card industry. So as February approaches, I naturally start thinking about Valentine’s Day (the second largest card sending occasion in the United States!), and the underlying message of the holiday—L*O*V*E. Love is as essential to our well-being as the air we breathe and the food we eat. 
Everybody wants to be loved... but to me, love is not just a feeling, it's an intangible force that surrounds and uplifts us. 


When you open your heart to possibility and look through the eyes of love, you'll see potential instead of limitations; competence instead of mediocrity; hope instead of indifference; radiant beauty instead of imperfection. Look with love, and you'll see past someone's character flaws to the spark of holiness inside their soul. 

Let love envelop you... Let love flow through you... Let love connect you... Let love make you whole.

There is a light inside each of us; when we are able to reach out to others in love, that light shines more brightly. Today, let the love in your heart shine forth in all the brilliant colors of the rainbow. 


Yesterday I polled members of the Zenspirations® Create, Color, Pattern, Play FB Group, and asked what kind of free download everyone would like for Valentine’s Day. Of the 129 responses, the majority requested a card with an inspirational saying about love… so here it is!

Click here to download Let Love Light the Way.

I also created a coloring sheet for those who prefer the larger format. I designed it so you could write your own text if you want-- and I can't wait to see what you all create!

Click here to download the LOVE Coloring Page.

As usual, I’ve made folders in the FB group where you can post your finished designs. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1471158256528576/.  As an incentive to share what you do, I am offering to make a name-sign for you or someone you love. You can pick the style: Dangle Monograms or Brush Lettering. I will draw two winners at random: one from those who post in the Facebook group, and one from those who leave a comment on this week's blog. (Yes, you can do both). For every design you post-- or comment you leave-- by midnight on Friday, February 5th, you will be entered into a random drawing to win. If you post one design, you’ll have one chance to win; if you post five designs, you’ll have five chances to win. I will pick a second winner from everyone who leaves a comment on the blog this week (only one comment from each person will be counted). So if you would like a chance at winning a name-sign, leave a comment and/or post your finished designs.

Wishing you a week filled with laughter, love and light...


Stay Zenspired,

Joanne

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Reader Comments (23)

Thank you Joanne for your words of wisdom! You are always so inspiring! I will take your words to heart! Leitha H.

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterleitha hunt

Joanne,

I have loved your artwork for many years.... I am a doodler from way back (all my notes in school always had doodles along the edges, especially when I got bored). Thank you for you sharing your gift and for inspiring me to do more and do better with my art!!

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLadette

Love the lines which seem to say " look how filled with love we are - we flow with love" I am going to enjoy colouring these 2 so much! Thank you.

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

Hi Joanne!

As always we can count on you to post something uplifting and inspiring. I love your card and coloring page and can't wait to get started! Thank you!

Hugs,

Terri 💞

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Brown

Good morning Joanne!

Your beautiful words brought happy tears to my eyes.....you are such an inspiration, always!! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous designs! I look forward to coloring them!

Love and blessings,
Mary Anne

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Anne Fellows

Thanx for sharing these great cards. Thanx for sharing all that you do. I hope you realize how appreciated you are.

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Torres

Thank you for this giveaway that encorage us to color and design. Thank you for this card and inspiration words.

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMonica Perez

Thanks Joanne for your beautiful words and for sharing your beautiful art with us once again!! Your talent and generosity are amazing.

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWanda Radler

Joanne your blog today was exactly what I needed! Struggling with a major setback, I have been focusing too much on the limitations and drawbacks to my current situation. Your loving and inspiring words have uplifted my heart! Thank you for reminding me that opening up to possibilities is always the answer! Many blessings to you!!!

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris Miller

Thanks, JoAnne! These are terrific!

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterD.Ann C

Cannot wait to color and give these to special people in my life.

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterS Wren

These designs are AMAZING! I've never been able to "draw" but after coming across one of your videos on YouTube a few weeks ago I'm now an artist :) I feel like I've come alive inside! I now understand that art is about what I feel and how I want to express it. LOVE these designs for Valentines and I can't wait to get started on them. THANK YOU for being so amazing, zenspiring!!

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDougenna Hill

I love the zentangles you draw - you are sooooo creative.

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

Joanne,

Thank you for your words of wisdom and also thank you for always being so generous by sharing free downloads of your fabulous designs with us! Happy Valentine's Day!

Kristen

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKristen Zeitler

Joanne, I count you as one of my blessings! Thank you for your inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLora Trapp

Thank you Joanne! To one of my most favorite persons in the whole, wide world! I delight in your Zenspirational words, encouraging all of us to appreciate the divine spark we each have in our heart, to connect with one another, and to learn to fly with the beauty inside.
Kathleen

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen L Hooker

Amazing words, thank you!

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJill

Thank you for your post and for sharing this card and the coloring page.

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda Miller

Thanks for these great designs for Valentine's Day. Love your work and books.

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChristine Chipman

Thank you !

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

Hi Joanne - so gorgeous and THANKS - I miss you and am so proud to all you my friend!

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKeri Mac

Thank you for generously sharing your gorgeous designs with us. You're heart is truly large!

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMargo

Hello Joanne!

With just coming back from my mission trip to the Dominican, your message is just more confirmation for me that we should show others love through the light within us. Thanks you for your inspirational message.

Hoping to find the time to color at least one of the designs before the deadline. Always look forward to your posts on Tues. :)

Love,
Gail

February 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGail Beck

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