Joanne entrusted me with a prototype copy of this little book and I’m telling you, it seriously has some healing powers.

It is a project very near and dear to her heart. Joanne Fink began making the illustrated pages while she was grieving the sudden loss of her beloved husband. Each spread is something to cherish as it explores an emotion that everyone who has dealt with loss experiences on some level. I first read the prototype while I was accompanying Joanne at the Atlanta Gift Show. As we made our way around the Mart, she showed it to many trusted people. They would listen to her story and quietly take it aside to read. Every single one, after reading the book came back in tears. Lots of healing tears. I was afraid to read the whole myself in public after seeing this happen each time, but I will never forget the day I did. Joanne tenderly and loving takes you through the emotions you cope with after any kind of loss. Since then, three of my dear family members passed into Glory and her book has been a source of comfort as we adjust to life without them here by our side. I wish more people could experience it.

If you have lost a loved one, even if you think you are finished grieving, this book will remind you of your beautiful memories and remind you of the enduring love you have for that person. Love is eternal.

Zenspirations Art by Joanne Fink

"When You Lose Someone You Love" Book on Kickstarter

“When You Lose Someone You Love” Book on Kickstarter

Zenspirations Art by Joanne FinkPlease look at the Kickstarter video and consider joining me in supporting this project by getting a few copies to share with people you know who are experiencing loss. By helping her reach her goal, you will help her spread this gift of healing and celebrating the lives of loved ones. Every donation above the goal amount will go to add COLOR to the pages at the end where hope is unveiled. If you have seen Joanne’s color work which has gone viral on the Internet, you know that this would add an incredible touch to this already beautiful book!


Also, Joanne is a highly skilled calligrapher and artist who originated the brand Zenspirations. Take a look at some of her gorgeous art and books. Each one comes with a special blessing that is something to treasure. You learn more about Joanne and her creative projects at

“When You Lose Someone You Love” Book on Kickstarter Joanne entrusted me with a prototype copy of this little book and I’m telling you, it seriously has some healing powers.

Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year Summer Update

It’s summertime here in North America and we are still going strong with the color of the year… Radiant Orchid. It was declared last December by the Pantone color experts themselves. Personally, these shades of orchid have been my personal favorites forever, so I’m not surprised to see their dynamic versatility. With the perfect balance between a warm pink and a cool purple, this color can play…

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