~Sights of the Season~

I am enjoying a slower pace after the Thanksgiving Holidays…..The days have turned cold and Winter has settled in here in the mountains of Virginia.

As the red bows are being put in place for the holidays, the color brightens the gray days of Wintertime…

Welcome Home for the Holidays!

And all around the sights of Christmas and the Holiday Season are popping up everywhere!

Community Lights!

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For fun here is a Creativity IDEA, from the last Studio NewsNotes, you may want to try!

***Make a list of some of your favorite things, which do Not cost money,

Share it with your friends & family who may be on a limited budget!

Maybe it will lead to a meaningful gift for them, as well as for You!*** 🙂

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Beautiful Tree Toppers!
Small Lights & “A Different Perspective” (2014) in the background.
And there’s Always time for one more cup of Hot chocolate!! 🙂

****Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!****

Shop Art! **** Browse the Art Gallery! **** Read “Studio NewsNotes“!

&

Have a Very Good Day! 🙂

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!