Let Your Heart Sing! in 2017

Greetings! This past year had its own Path for me to follow…I had to be away from the studio most of the time. SO! At the beginning of 2017, I am getting back to work and ReconNecting with YOU 

Some things were accompLished in 2016 though!…BeginnIng and eNding the year by taking arT courses from the wOnderful artIst and Possibilitarian, Kelly Rae Roberts. Here is my first “Angel” painting…

  “Angel of Whispers” reminds me to balance Life’s challenges with Joy…while letting my Heart continue to Sing! 

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Let Your “Heart” Sing!, Paper, oil pastel, pencil, brush ink, & acrylic on canvas panel, © 2017 Joni Beach

Kelly’s inspiRing courses,  Hello Soul, Hello Mixed-Media Mantras and Spirit Wings, gave me a chance to trY out and eXperiment with many new mediums~~ oil pastels, ink brush pens, and paper collage~~while also TunIng into the Meanings and wHispers of my heart, which presented themselves as I created each painTing!! It pushed me out of the famiLiar and gave me new Ideas to inspire my own Artwork! 

In 2017 come along with me and see where the Path leads…..I had a GreAt beginning to the New year with an adVentuRous Trip in January! [More about that coming soon….!  🙂  ]  As the year continues, my sTudio’s Focus will still be…

Creativity in Art & Life...

ThiNgs that Give us JoY!   …CouRAGE!     …HoPE!     …ReNEWaL!

CeleBrate LivInG & BalaNce LiFe’s ChalLengEs wiTh JOY,

LeT YoUr HeaRt SinG!

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What I Imagine…

In my last post, I asked readers what they imagined when looking at my new color palette of fabrics? So today, I will tell you what I imagine looking at those colors~~

~~~~Sea Images!~~~~

… the swirly, watery patterns in tropical, sunny bright hues of yellow, orange, greens, and blues, plus many more!!  🙂 

Fractured Fish #1 Print & Fabrics.
Fractured Fish #1 Print & Fabrics.

And, I imagine my next piece in this series to be–Fractured Fish #2!

In 2014 I had a solo exhibit, Lifeweavings-A Creative Journey, during our town’s ArtWalk. It included many of my past works of art, along with new ones, that illustrated many of my inspirations gathered over time in life. 

This small piece, which I almost decided not to even show, ended up being one of my most popular designs! Immediately more than one person wanted the original and another bought a print of this piece, Fractured Fish #1.

Fractured Fish #1 (Sea Images), 8 1/4" x 6", © 2006 Joni Beach. Applique, free-motion quilting. (Private Collection)
Fractured Fish #1 (Sea Images), 8 1/4″ x 6″, © 2006 Joni Beach. Applique, free-motion quilting. (Private Collection)

In the first E-news in April, I will show a first glimpse of new “art in-progress”, Fractured Fish #2! So, Sign-up now for our email newsletter, “From the Studio…” to receive updates, inspirations, and more!! (Also, see right sidebar)

What Do You Imagine…?

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What Do You Imagine…?

…when you see these colors?

 

....looking at these colors?
….looking at these colors?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A painter mixes many different paints to create a color palette to use on a new painting, while as a textile artist I also gather a new palette of colors…fabric paints…to create my next art quilt!

It would be fun to hear what You (and other Readers!) can imagine this color palette being used for? Please let us know in Comments below!

[And, in the next post I will tell you what I imagine…and how I plan to use these wonderfully colored fabrics.  🙂 ]