Thank You Joanne Fink and Zenspirations!

The P.E.O. Sisters of Chapter ED/Ohio wish to thank Joanne Fink and Zenspirations for their donation of art, direction and time for the success of this project.  Joanne's contributions made this project possible and will help educate many women.  Thank You Joanne for helping us help others!

About The Artist - Joanne Fink

Joanne Fink - Zenspirations

 

Joanne Fink loves to draw and letter to inspire herself and others. The tag line for her Zenspirations® brand is ‘Live by inspiring others to fly’…and that’s exactly what she does. Inspiring words and positive thoughts are always present in Joanne’s  art. Her passion for drawing is evident in the huge archive of work –  thousands of images – she has created over the years. No matter where  Joanne goes, she always has pen and paper with her as her ideas seem to  flow endlessly. “I love the interaction of ink on paper, and draw every day…it is a form of prayer for me. Zenspirations brings  me such joy, and I am glad to share my art, and the techniques I use,  in hopes that others will experiment with patterning, drawing, and  sharing from the heart.” 

Zenspirations is the outgrowth of Joanne’s career in product  development, her expertise as a world renowned calligrapher, designer,  author and teacher, and her personal spiritual journey. More than simple  lines on a page, her unique art style and approach to spiritual and  creative expression builds bridges of understanding between people, as Zenspirations enables people to find their own voice and sets them on the path for soul/spiritual growth. Joanne encourages her fans to pair Zenspirations distinctive double-stroked illustrations with inspirational text or scripture. “I love to engage people of all ages to use my art as a vehicle to  express themselves, regardless of their creative skills. I receive  letters from all over the world saying ‘thank you for teaching me how to  draw something I’m proud of.” 

Joanne has spent most of her 30 year career developing products for  the gift, stationery, craft and faith-based industries. A popular  seminar presenter, she shares her product development, trend forecasting  and art licensing expertise at numerous trade shows, and coaches other  artists to help them license their work. A best-selling author with more than a million books in print, Joanne’s latest series, Create, Color, Pattern, Play!  are coloring books with a twist— she designs them so others can use  them as a springboard for their own creative efforts. The Zenspirations  books, including Zenspirations Letters & Patterning, and Zenspirations Dangle Designs,  which paved the way for the coloring book series, have been translated  into five different languages. She has also authored three editions of  the Speedball Textbook for Pen & Brush Lettering. This past year, Joanne has self-published a book near and dear to her heart, When You Lose Someone You Love,  which contains excerpts from the grief journals she kept after her  husband’s death in 2011. “This book is a gift of comfort for those who  have lost someone they love. My hope is that it will help people who are  grieving know that they are not alone.” 

A passionate advocate for artist’s rights, Joanne has a long history  of community service. She was the Founding President of the  international Association for the Calligraphic Arts, and was one of the  Founding Board Members of the New York-based American Guild of Judaic  Art. She served on the Board of Directors of the Greeting Card  Association from 2001 – 2009, and before that served as President of the  Foundation for the Calligraphic Arts. She also co-chaired the Craft and  Hobby Association’s License & Design Advisory Board for several  years. Most recently she has been named to the Board of the Modern  Widows Club, a mentoring organization for widows. 

Joanne works out of her Orlando area Studio, which she founded after  graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. When she is not  drawing, Joanne enjoys spending time with her family and friends,  reading, singing, walking ten thousand steps a day…and inspiring others  to create beauty in the world. - See more at: zenspirations.com

To See More of Joanne's Work

If you would like to see more of Joanne's Work please visit zenspriations.com