For children their play is actually their work…They see, hear, taste, touch, and smell, experiencing the world. In this series, Child’s Play, I explore ways children learn, grow, and develop through fun and games, colors and crayons, animals and bugs, friends and family, and other wild, wonderful, awe-inspiring things!
Playtime Games, 10 1/2″ X 7 3/4″, Rayon on cotton, beads and mini clothespins. (c) 2012 Joni Beach. Private Collection.
Using bright, primary colors and fun, quirky prints the games of children are depicted~Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Donkey, sparkling marbles, decorated flip-flops, the swirls of a turning top! For from the lessons learned in playing these games, they learn the lessons of life. Fused applique, threadpainting, and free-motion quilting were used to compose, add details, line, and texture to the design.