Joanne advertised the afternoon as a time to "Color, Create, Shop, and Celebrate."
While that was an accurate description, it did not begin to capture the love and community reflected by the people who came to support her.
She wrote a piece about it on her blog this week - click here to check it out. In it, she details the happy events of the day.
Joanne also invited me to display my frames there and I happily obliged ~
|Adele Bruno, CZT|
On her blog post, there is a photograph of five of the six CZTs in attendance - Jo-Ellen Matthews, Sindy P, Dorian Eng, Tracey Lyons, and myself. (Barb Gill was not present when the photograph was taken.) We had a wonderful reunion.
There were three new books that Joanne was celebrating. The first was the long awaited Kickstarter project, When You Lose Someone You Love - a true labor of love. It is a compilation of inspiring thoughts and drawings about grief that Joanne wrote after the sudden loss of her husband, Andy.
It is now available for purchase on her website: zenspirations.com.
The other two are the newest additions to her line of Zenspirations® Create, Color, Pattern, Play books:
Expressions of Faith and Birds and Butterflies.
A few months ago, Joanne asked me to contribute to them. It was a tremendous honor.
Here is one of the two pages I completed for her Birds and Butterflies book ~
|Completed page from Butterflies and Flowers by Joanne Fink. Color and patterning by Adele Bruno, CZT|
Her illustrations are beautiful, and the work of fellow contributors is inspiring.
The books will be available in Michael's Stores on October 3 and are currently available from Amazon - along with many other titles by Joanne.
I am especially grateful to Joanne for the opportunity to participate in her latest projects, and to be welcomed in to the many creative communities she has lovingly nurtured.
Take some time to visit her website - Zenpirations - you will feel welcomed, too!