In the Studio~2012 in Review

It has been a busy time this week in the studio (and office) after the holidays ended.                     And, the New Year has officially begun!

***2013***

River...Flows
Life as a River~

WordPress sends a Year in Review blog report at the end of December.  In it they list the most-viewed posts during the year. I love to see what was of interest to the most people. If you missed them and would like to view them now, they are listed below–with links to the posts.

Batik Cotton
Artist’s Materials

Top 5 Posts for 2012

1 Living Life Using Creativity [from November 2011]

2 Quote…Life as a River [from May 2011]

3 Tuesday…In the Studio–“An Artist’s Response to Materials”  [from May 2011]

4 Thursday In the Studio–The Final Stages…  [from August 2011] 

5 In the Studio~Child’s Play [from April 2012]

Playtime Games, (c) 2012, Joni Beach.
Playtime Games, (c) 2012 Joni Beach.

Thank-you to all my readers this year~ to everyone who commented, liked a post, or began following! You have made this an enjoyable experience and I appreciate your visits…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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*If you have a favorite post not on the Top 5 list, I would love to hear what it is…! 🙂

A New Inspirational Blog~Flame Glow Studio

For creative people–i.e. artists, writers, musicians, teachers–looking for a new creative and inspiration focused blog, please visit

Flame Glow Studio 

(www.flameglowstudio.blogspot.com)

Dragonfly…a favorite thing

Everything from music. design, creative inspirations, and even great recipes have already been featured already by Laura  on her website!! 

*Do you have a favorite creative link to share with readers? Feel free to add them in the Comments!

A Milestone ~ Internet’s Scope, Global Reach, and Social Change

A blog milestone has been reached this month–ending the first year with over 4,000 views on my site!!  Wow, it is difficult to believe how many people have visited and viewed my writing, ideas, art, and inspirations this past year.

The impact othe internet still amazes me with its scope, global reach, and social change.

Human Complexity, A Common Thread, (c) 2003 Joni Beach
Human Complexity, A Common Thread,(c) 2003 Joni Beach.
  • The unlimited scope of the internet is unique. In my experience teaching, school classes are never large…when writing, articles may have a limited audience…and when publishing, time is slower. Blogs are a creative outlet for writers, photographers, and artists and a new way of social connection for many people. The creativity shared daily in blogs is quite fun to witness! And, there is an unlimited number of possible readers.
  • The changes due to technology in the recent past years have been international with a global reachReaders to Lifeweavings this year have been from more than 70 different countries!  Blog viewers may be in the US or from around the world. The international reach of social media has seemed to shrink our world, making connection and communication instantaneous. This technology will continue to influence change around the globe.
  • Social change is always difficult to predict. With the internet as with all inventions–some changes were predicted, others were not. Who knew what the impact would be on family interaction and social relationships? Who knew how instant communication could influence changes in a classroom, or a country? While some things are very slow to change, it has been an interesting time to live and witness the rapid speed people have embraced new technological innovations.

So, during the second year of this blog, it will be interesting to see what changes I make in my own direction, to continue to explore other blogs, and to adjust to the rapid changes in technology…and the internet with its scope, global reach, and social change.

To all visitors of my blog, Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey, this past year, I have been honored by your visit!

Thank You…

*It’d be fun to hear the ways that blogging, or other social media, has impacted or changed your life!  ?