In the Studio~Being Flexible

The past few weeks I had to be out of the studio and am now catching up on things around here! Life just requires us to be flexible sometimes and revise our plans as we go…I find it challenging to adjust, or put on hold, work and business tasks, but have learned to expect that this is a normal occurrence.

Some of my collected autumn leaves….Have you been collecting on your walks?

Studio News!!: I am creating an on-line shop, which will be open very soon! I hope you will visit and view the new archival Art Prints of select art quilt originals that will be available. Included, from the Sea Images series, will be prints of Fractured Fish #1 and Fractured Fish #2. The latest studio original art quilt, Fractured Fish #2, will also be available!

The first Studio Printing Day will also be announced soon! Prints that are ordered will be individually printed in the studio by me, the artist. They will be signed and matted, ready-to-frame. I look forward to creating these reproduction prints, using high quality pigment inks and archival quality papers and materials! These will be perfect for Art Lovers, Art Collectors, and Creatives of Life, looking for unique prints for their own collections or for gifts to others!

Well, time for me to get back to work!…. 🙂  

Red Fall leaves by a country pond!

Creativity IDEA~Autumn’s “Walk on the Beach”

I dream of walking along the beach, collecting as many different shells that catch my eye! So many in various shapes, sizes, and colors! It’s hard to limit how many I pick-up…Where did they come from? Were they ever in another country, washing in from another part of the world? Is the blue beach glass from a broken bottle thrown from a ship in Iceland?…..

First Colors of Autumn #1, © 2009 Joni Beach.

It’s Autumn around here and the trees with so many different shapes of leaves, are ablaze with many wonderful colors! As I take a walk at this time of year, I find myself picking-up and collecting fall leaves in a similar manner to collecting seashells…How many different shapes/types of leaves can I find? How many sizes? And of course, the colors vary from deep reds to bright yellows! On my porch table, I lay out my daily “finds” beside last years shells from beach! 

First Colors of Autumn, #2. © 2009 Joni Beach.
First Colors of Autumn, #2. © 2009 Joni Beach.

To boost your Creativity take your own Autumn “walk on the beach”!

In the Studio~

It is a beautiful Autumn day here in the Studio today! I wanted to show you the art that is on the table being finished! 

A few years ago, I had an exhibit of many of my art quilts for the local ArtWalk in our town. In deciding which pieces to exhibit, I almost did not include a small stylized image of a fish, called Fractured Fish #1…but at the last minute, decided to add it to the group.

To my surprise. when delivering the art for the exhibit, the host exclaimed over that particular small art quilt! At the exhibit, a few friends viewed the small art quilts displayed over the fireplace mantle and said Fractured Fish was their favorite…Then, a family member, when seeing photos of the exhibit, phoned me to say they wanted that piece! Something about the colors and subject matter made this a favorite!

I am now finishing Fractured Fish #2, which is part of my series, Sea Images…  

The pattern is similar, but is in a different colorway of cool toned, bright purple batik on a background of mixed, warmer browns and yellows with blues, turquoise and a touch of rosy pink.

I am using wonderfully rich colored rayon threads to sketch and paint details and add visual depth and texture to this creation…


Part of the uniqueness of Textile Art!
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Enjoy the colorful Fall leaves!!!!